Áine Hayden is an actor and self taught photographer.She describes herself as an Inchicore ‘blow-in’– having moved to the area 20 years ago.
My photography has grown out of years of travelling Ireland in a small camper van, off the beaten track..falling in love with places and obsessively trying to capture them. To bring them home, I guess. I’m a hoarder!
I studied in NCAD part time some years back, mainly focusing on abstract painting. Early on I took many photos of things that I wanted to paint. With thousands of images stored, I decided to make use of them, and this time last year I began producing (in a very small way) photographic greeting cards and Christmas cards from some of my favourite images. I started selling them at various markets around Dublin and in the Co-op. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well they went down. Recently, people have requested bigger prints of some of my photos, so there’ll be under a few Christmas trees this year.
I joined Dublin Food Co-op soon after it opened in Kilmainham, delighted to have more environmentally friendly options so close by. I live in Inchicore, a blow-in of over twenty years. Soon after joining I volunteered my photography for the shop and it’s products; my photos can be seen on the website, and across the Co-op’s social media. I’m delighted that some of my cards are on sale in the shop again this year. My Christmas cards feature winter scenes of the nearby area, especially around Inchicore and the Canal.
As well as the Co-op, Áine’s work is stocked in the Winding Stair Bookshop. You’ll be able to find her at some December markets including the upcoming Ring Terrace market in Inchicore. You can see her social media for up to date information on markets or come visit us in the Co-op to see her work. Her work is available through her Facebook and Instagram.
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