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Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

2021-09-22 JyellowL - St. Davids Church, Naas

So there I was, way back in April, sitting outside with my folks, talking, having a bite to eat, when my phone buzzes to tell me there's someone at the my front door.

I check the feed and I think to myself 'he looks bloody familiar...'  A few moments later and my phone buzzes again, this time it's the same guy, but with a package in his hands.  That's when it clicked, it was JyellowL hand delivering his album 2020 DIvision and I wasn't there!  It is, by the way, a great album and you should definitely check it out!

Due to COVID Restrictions, I thought the chance of seeing him perform this year would be slim to none, but, as luck would have it, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media funded a series of gigs around Kildare and JyellowL was lined up to play Saint Davids Church in Naas.  The only issue was that tickets were done by lottery and I wasn't assured of one!

Roll on Monday and I got an email to say 'congratulations, you won a ticket'.  Happy days!  I fired off my RSVP, and I asked if I could shoot the gig, to which I got a positive reply.

So, on to the gig.  How good was it?  It was great.  The guy is a natural performer, the crowd loved him and he had the material to back it up!  The crowd was limited unfortunately, but as we all know, that's down to COVID Restrictions.  I think he'd have no problem selling the place out if tickets were on general release.  There's so much great hip hop coming out of Ireland at the moment and JyellowL is definitely worth keeping an eye on!

As always, the sound in Saint Davids was excellent and, honestly, it's really getting a nice Other Voices feel to it.  Hopefully, once everything reopens to capacity, we'll see plenty more quality gigs in St. Davids. Oh and thanks to Davis Virtual Events Agency for the ticket!!

Anyway, on to the photos!











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