Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy 30th Birthday Brother!!!!

While I was home last summer, I didn't dare waste the opportunity to photograph my siblings. I don't get home that often anymore and photos have now become my obsession, my memories and my keepsakes. We are all growing up so fast and I just feel the need to document our lives and family every time I'm home.
My brother is only three years younger than me and we literally killed each other growing up. I was the spender and he was the saver. I was the sporty one and he was the farmer. We clashed until he reached the ripe aul age of 16 and got into music. He bought cool DJ equipment and I got into trouble on a daily basis for using it and burning the best ever mixed cd's for my disc man. I remember him placing things in a particular way in his room so if it was moved he would know we were in there. I always seemed to fail at this task, and if only I had the phones and technology of today, I could have taken a photograph to replace items correctly. Then again if I had the phone then I wouldn't need the disc man much.
My brother was the thorn in my side, my punch bag until he became stronger, my dj and my chauffeur. Growing up and passing the teenage years helps, his friends become my friends, we went to nearby colleges and he came to our parties and drove my friends and I home on the weekends (mostly because he had a crush on one of the girls). He has become more sporty throughout the years and even goes GAA games now. When we took him to his first ever GAA game, he stood with his back to the game watching the tractors in the field nearby, I thought there was defo something wrong with him. He has become an unreal rally driver although of all sports he had to go into one of the most dangerous. Some of his videos can be found here and here.
He has helped me through rough patches and we have listened to each others heartaches. My photography started because he helped me purchase a camera I could not afford, again the saver saves the day. Moving away has brought us closer, I guess because I am not there to annoy him all the time and steal all his stuff, that's Emma's job now and she's doing great at it. He is the best brother any one could ask for. I cant wait to live near my siblings again and see them more often. Happy 30th Birthday brother, we will all celebrate this weekend.