Dubliners. Photographs by Tony O’Shea. Signed Copy (1990)
Author: Colm Toibin
Book ID: 67534
Dubliners. Photographs by Tony O’Shea. London: MacDonald, 1990. First Edition. 160. A fine bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.
Signed by the Author on title page.
The Irish writer Colm Tóibín was first introduced to the photographs of Tony O’Shea when he was editor In Dublin magazine in the late 1970s.
For Tóibín: ‘Tony O’Shea is interested in the moment where the ritual and the casual face each other in the complex light that comes from Irish skies. He likes gatherings and public spaces. And he is watching for the second when, even if his subjects are performing, a guard has been let down, and the camera becomes an uneasy, tentative, hesitant window into the soul. He seeks images of individual loneliness and isolation, figures in a state of reverie and contemplation, or figures in a state of excitement.’