My First Dr Sketchy’s Session: The Wizard of Oz 2012 with Emily Aoibheann and Bethany Collins.
People often ask me how I became resident photographer at Dr Sketchy’s Dublin / Galway (Side note: no one has ever asked). Due to other commitments, Griffpics could no longer shoot the sessions, so I took over and shot MY FIRST SKETCHY’S on the last Saturday of January 2012, a Wizard of Oz theme with models Emily Aoibheann as Dorothy and Bethany Collins as the Wicked Witch (body painting and make up by Marie Victoria Makeup). The session also included 2 performances by wonderful singer Truly DiVine.
Having been to quite a few sessions as a helper monkey, I was very excited to take over from Griff and make the session photos my own. Back in 2011, sessions were held in the beautiful, ambient venue The Good Bits. Typical that for my first session, Dr Sketchy’s had moved to a new, extremely narrow venue (Upstairs at Sweeneys) with a whole new set up – and of course, it was packed.
Despite having to clamber over people, and crawl around on the floor to get shots while keeping out of the way, I’m still very fond of my first set of Sketchy’s photos – and I’m still here over 2 years later! We now have a beautiful, spacious home in 4 Dame Lane that is a joy to shoot in. I’m also very happy to say that I recognise quite a few regular faces who still attend the monthly sessions!
While I work through the photos from yesterday’s Wizard of Oz session in the Dr Sketchy’s Galway branch, please enjoy my favourite shots from the 2012 edition of Oz: My First Sketchy’s.
All photos are my own, full photoset can be seen here.