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  • Conversation between photographer Mark Nixon and his guests about the 6 photographs they chose to bring with them. The photographs could be of anything! They could be personal, professional, about people, places, a new project, whatever they want to talk about.
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  • Sep 22 2022

    My guest today is the writer Roddy Doyle. Roddy has written lots of books. Every time I tried to count them, those little thumbnails on Google, I got a different number, but I think I'm safe enough to say over 50, since he first published The Commitments in 1987, including the Booker prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    As well as the books, he's written screenplays for the films of The Snapper, The Van, Family and When Brendan met Trudy and he co-wrote the screenplay for The Commitments movie, he's also written for the stage and as plays include. Brownbread and guess who's coming for the dinner.

    And he wrote the stage adaptation for the musical of The Commitments which coincidentally starts turning in Ireland and the UK next week, 

    Roddy took the title of this podcast to heart and only sent me six photographs. But those six photographs led to a kaleidoscope of stories and memories about his Dad who among other things wore a Cape, which in my book makes him a real life superhero, The Commitments including the book, the film and stage musical. Winning the Booker prize and the story of the photo of that book cover, an early job as a copy boy, Seagulls and pigeons. His school days, both as a pupil and as a teacher known as Punk Doyle, having a pee with theatrical mice and how Desperate Dan reminds him of his mother! All told with that trademark sense of humor and a twinkle in the eye.

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    58 mins
  • Aug 12 2022

    My guest today is Irish food writer, TV presenter and photographer Donal Skehan.  And I could add comedian to that, as he is absolutely hilarious. We talked about what a style icon he was during our first shoot together when he was 17, dogs biting things they shouldn’t bite, One of Donal’s food heroes, swimming naked in Swedish lakes, his Granny’s amazing food, his children, food photography,  typewriters,  a certain celebrity who wasn’t very nice, along with loads of other things and we just had such a laugh. 

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    45 mins
  • Jul 12 2022

    Welcome to the very first episode of 6 Photographs.

    My guest today is Diarmuid Gavin. Diarmuid is a garden designer, a TV personality, and a podcaster. He's created nine gardens at the Chelsea floor show between 1995 and 2016, as well as presenting it on several occasions.  and he is also written our co-written over 20 gardening books with the latest one Gardening Together, going to number one in the bestseller chart, we started with a quick photo shoot, and then we sat down to talk.

    Diarmuid talked about a lot of things including; The Chelsea Flower Show, Terence Conran, Alan Titchmarsh, John Major, Monie Begley, Noelle Campbell-Sharp, Terry Keane, Stephen O'Leary, and more.

    Photograph #1. Dad  01:29
    Photograph #2. Terence Conran  04:47
    Photograph #3. Monie Begley  10:25
    Photograph #4. Chelsea Gold  14:11
    Photograph #5. Noelle Campbell-Sharp  21:24
    Photograph #6. Diarmuid's Garden  26:17

    You can see the photographs we're talking about by clicking on this link:
    6 Photographs Podcast

    Diarmuid's Instagram page is @diarmuidgavin

    His current best selling book, with my lovely cover photograph (and more inside) is Gardening Together

    The potter he speaks of is Stephen O'Leary at Fermoyle Pottery

    The Artist Retreat he speaks about is Cil Rialaig Arts Centre

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    32 mins

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