Dr Sketchy’s Dublin – Steampunk Themed Session

On February 22nd, Dr Sketchy’s Dublin Branch hosted a “Steampunk” themed session, with models Bella Agogo and Fafa. The ever-talented Michelle Noir hand-made industrial cogs to adorn Scarlett Nymph’s luxurious set.

The models struck fun and quirky poses, using a variety of props (including a steampunk tea machine!) while Dr Sketchy’s Art Monkeys worked tirelessly in the hope of winning a Pow! Cake That! cupcake, or a shot of tequila.

All photos are my own, full photoset available soon on Dr Sketchys Website.

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Dr Sketchy’s Galway Launch – Invasion Theme

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 On March 8th, The Dr Sketchy’s Crew packed up the car and headed west with models Zoetica Ebb and Sarah Vixyn to launch a brand new branch, Dr Sketchy’s Galway.  With special guest DJ, Antonation, playing the very best Invasion tunes, this session features performances by both Sarah Vixyn and Sketchy’s newcomer, Shir Madness.

With Zoetica Ebb channelling her inner imperial space-badass, and Sarah Vixyn bringing a retro edge as a sexy martian, both models wielded weapons of mass destruction (and their weapons of mass distraction!), striking poses for a fresh new batch of Art Monkeys.

All photos are my own, full photoset coming soon on drsketchygalway.com

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Although we were very sad not to have our beloved POW! Cake That! cupcakes to give out as prizes, we do have lovely new Donut prizes, from Dungeons and Donuts. If you’re in the area, go have one of their heavenly donuts, or better yet, come to Sketchy’s and win one! It will taste much better knowing you earned it.

Dr Sketchy’s Galway dates for the rest of the year:

17th May
14th June
12th July
9th August 
6th September
4th October
1st November
6th December

Dr Sketchy’s First Midweek Session – Classic Pinup

On February 5th 2014, due to popular demand, Dr Sketchy’s Dublin hosted it’s first midweek session with model Sarah Vixyn, for a classic Pin Up theme, with delicious themed cupcakes from POW! Cake That.

Midweek Sketchy’s features a new “in the round” seating plan, and longer poses than the usual session. Dressed top to tail in classic pinup lingerie, Sarah Vixyn donned a fabulous pair of Crown and Glory bunny ears (mine) and an adorable pair of Melissa sweetheart shoes (also mine) and took to the stage to shake her lil bunny tail, made by the ever-talented Michelle Noir. Pulling sweet and sexy poses, Sarah channelled vintage pinup while also showing off her crazy flexi skills.

The next midweek Dr Sketchys takes place on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in 4 Dame Lane.

All photos are my own, full photoset available soon on Dr Sketchys Dublin Website.

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There’s a full March ahead for Dr Sketchys, and I’ll only be snapping away at one!

 Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Dr Sketchy’s Galway “Invasion!”
Dublin Branch founder Scarlett Nymph has only gone and set up a Galway branch of Dr Sketchy’s, and on March 8th we’ll be packing up our props and going west for a Space Invasion theme. With models Sarah Vixyn and Zoetica Ebb (yes, that Zoetica Ebb), special guest DJ Antonation and performances by Shir Madness and Sarah Vixyn.
The next midweek session featuring pole performer Anna Buckley. With longer poses and the new midweek “in the round” layout. I will not be there as my lovely fiancé is whisking me off for our anniversary, but I am (not so) secretly raging that I won’t get to take photos at this one.
Last year we packed our current home in 4 Dame Lane to the rafters to put on a #ClubSketchys extravaganza in association with Offset 2013. This year we’ve gone bigger and better for Offset 2014; In the opulent setting of The Lounge at The Odeon Bar on Harcourt Street, “The Menagerie” features costumed life-drawing models, burlesque and cabaret performance, a snake handler, music, prizes, cupcakes and more (faux) fur, feathers and scales than is acceptable in polite society! I will be hanging up my camera and taking to the stage for this one, with a variety of models and performers including Azaria Starfire, Epiphany Demeanor, Sarah Vixyn, Deirdre J and more!
Once again I’m hanging up my camera to take to the stage. Yours truly and Michelle Noir will be dusting off the sewing machines and busting out the hot glue guns to create a fabulously perfect setting for our Stepford Wives Sketchy’s. I’ll also be performing at this one!

Dr Sketchys – Gotham Girls

Happy New Year!

Dr Sketchy’s was back with a bang on the 25th of January with not one, not two but three models for a “Gotham Girls” themed session- Azaria Starfire as Poison Ivy, Deirdre J as Harley Quinn and Hazel Farrell making her Sketchy’s debut as Catwoman.

All photos are my own, full photoset available on Dr Sketchys Website.

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Dr Sketchy’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Theme

On October 19th, Dr Sketchy’s teamed up with the crew behind The Rocky Horror Picture Show Ireland for a very special Halloween session. Characters Brad, Janet and Frank-N-Furter took to the stage with visuals by Red Boy, striking classic poses from this cult classic. Dr Sketchy’s loves a bit of audience participation, and the RHPSI cast treated everyone to a lesson in how to do the Time Warp, properly.

Catch the final Dr Sketchy’s of 2013 on November 30th where I will be stepping out from behind the camera and onto the stage to join my partner in crime, Sarah Vixyn, as we get Christmassy in Dr Sketchy’s Nutcracker Theme.

All photos are my own, full photoset will be available soon on Dr Sketchy’s Website.

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Dr Sketchy’s Post Apocalyptic Themed Session

On Saturday, September 21st, superstar models Deirdre J and Ledbelly grabbed their guns and short shorts and took to the camo-covered stage in 4 Dame Lane to flex their muscles and take charge in a Post-Apocalyptic themed Dr Sketchy’s Session.

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Culture Night 2013 – South Fred Fest

For the most part, the job of a photographer is simple; show up, take photos. But it took Scarlett Nymph (director of the Dublin Branch of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School) at least three goes to explain the plan for Culture Night 2013 to me. Each year, Scarlett and Denise Donnelly (owner of The Doorway Gallery) spend months plotting and planning their part of Dublin Culture Night to make it something spectacular, an artistic event for everyone to enjoy.

So this year, on the 20th of September, their event spectacular took over the whole of South Frederick Street – in The Doorway Gallery, an estimated 2,500 people poured though the doors to catch a glimpse of ‘Goodalls Edible Art Gallery’, an exhibit created especially for Culture Night featuring food-based artworks from bakers, artists and confectioners from all over Ireland.

As queues stretched down the street, Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School was in full swing with two taster sessions. Models Kat Moiselle and Sarah Vixyn posed while the crowd sketched in the hope of winning delicious cupcake prizes. Sarah Vixyn modelled and performed a dark, acrobatic ballet piece as the Dark Sugar Plum Fairy in a costume made by yours truly and a hairpiece made by Kayleigh O’Brien of Bubblegum Hair Salon. Kat Moiselle sipped wine from a soy sauce bottle and nibbled away with chopsticks dressed as a super chic Sushi (complete with wasabi and ginger fascinator!) and later performed a side-splitting routine dressed as a giant corn on the cob complete with balloon-popping popcorn.

Accompanying Dr Sketchy’s sessions throughout the evening and entertaining the masses were a variety of musical and dance performances from Bonnie RyanTruly Divine and Her IndulGent, Dublin Diwali, Milk & Cookies StoriesRay Scully, and Kicking Bird!

So a food-themed Dr Sketchy’s life-drawing event, dance and burlesque, music and performances, an edible art exhibition – what will they come up with next year??

All photographs are my own, full photoset and more information about the edible art available on Dr Sketchy’s website.

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Ayelet Lalor – ‘I am the daughter of flour and water’

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Sharon Greene, Queens of Neon – ‘Banana Bullion

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ImageCake Queens:   ‘Simone Walsh’s From Here to Aviva’

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