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US Elle Decor - September issue

US Elle Decor  - September issue

Just picked up a copy of US Elle Decor featuring Russborough House here in Ireland – a feature that i shot earlier this year, with text by Robert O’Byrne – its arguably the most spectacular Palladian houses in Ireland – and which boasts Ireland’s longest facade as well as a fascinating history.

I have just finished shooting a book on the subject which is due out next March 2014 we think – a really interesting house to get to shoot – as due to its various owners, architectural splendor, famous art collections and robberies – it as with all houses that have changed hands has lost much of what it once looked like – so its present existence is a very different look from what it once was, but with the help of the great Christopher Moore we managed to create beautiful looking shots that give it a somewhat lived in feel which is what it needs so much – hopefully one day some of the collections will be returned from The National Gallery of Ireland where they were gifted by the owners of the house – back to Russborough which so much needs these paintings and much more to give it its full glory that it deserves.

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