Stafford and McMahon’s Dublin, 1966 – 2009
These pictures show how much O’Connell street has changed in forty years
Pádraic McMahon, a photographer and former member of the Dublin rock band The Thrills, inherited a collection of photos of Dublin in the 1960s from an elderly neighbour, William Stafford (1915-2006).
McMahon recreated the photos as faithfully as possible, using the same exposure settings, in the same locations – even at the same time of day and in the same weather. In this photo the shadows on the Custom House – the large domed building in the foreground – are in the exact same position. Almost everything else has changed.
With thanks to William Stafford and Pádraic McMahon
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