From the mid 70s through the 80s, Saint Patrick’s Day was very special for Frank Miller. While often he shot the parade as a staffer for the Irish Press Group, he much preferred to have the day off and mooch around the fringes looking for the quirky stuff. If he was shooting for the paper, the main focus was the bling of the floats, politicians and performers, but for him, on his days off, the fascinating thing was the audience, the crowds of ordinary decent people, families, kids, youths, American and Celtic nation visitors, all on a very special day out, enjoying a celebration of Irishness.
Dublin then was greyer than it is today but the parade was an exceptional blast of colour in the city and, for that reason, he shot as much as possible on colour transparency film.1
About the Artist
Frank Miller is a photographer and picture editor based in Dublin, Ireland, they are currently working on personal projects including digitising his archive. A former staff photographer at the Irish Press Group and photographer and picture editor at The Irish Times, Miller has won over 20 awards for his work and has been named three times as the PPAI Photographer of the Year. 2
About the Publisher
About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public. 3
About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organization that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.