Here and then - Dublin during the recent recession Photographer Gregory Dunn's photo-book is an interesting look at Dublin at the end of the boom and in the depths of the recent recession Thu 3 Aug 2017 Photographer Gregory Dunn's photo-book is an interesting, often abstract look at Dublin at the end of the boom and during the recent recession - All Hallows Eve - "Halloween 2014 at O'Devaney Gardens, during a stand-off between locals and An Garda Síochána. The Guardians of the Peace were no match for the zeal of the local citizens as their traditional bonfire went up in flames seconds before the authorities were able to dismantle it." Six Feet - "There is something almost biblical about this image taken at O'Devaney Gardens during the record-breaking cold snap of winter 2009/10 - like a mule carrying a heavily pregnant Mary to Bethlehem or Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. " Lockers - "This wonderful assortment of lockers at Donnybrook Bus Garage puts me in mind of my daughter Fay who, some years ago, raised on a diet of US teen television such as Saved By The Bell, approached one of the numerous American marching bands at the assembly point of the Saint Patrick's Day parade and asked "Do you guys have lockers?? She was, a little later on, to have her own locker at secondary school. " Benburb Street - "The origin and random nature of these vaguely Scully-esque blocks of colour that adorn these buildings on Benburb Street remain a mystery to me. Just as I was framing up a photograph, two people, walking purposely in opposite directions, appeared in my camera's viewfinder. Strangely, despite the dry, sunny conditions, both people had their umbrellas up. " Out of Order - "Completed in 1923 for John Player and Sons, this former tobacco factory's brick chimney competes as a vertical landmark on the skyline with the nearby O'Connell Tower at Glasnevin Cemetery. " ADVERTISEMENT Crucified - "This wonderful relic, possibly dating back to the 1970's at the rear of Hill Street flats was, in recent years power-hosed away for ever as part of Dublin City Council's renovation programme. I would love to know the story behind the placement of the security cameras and just how deliberate the decision was. Either their positioning was entirely random, sectarian, highly insensitive or perhaps designed to appeal to the in-built superstition of any God-fearing thieves or vandals. " Missing Virgin - "The moving statue in question had been spirited away some time ago from the Fire Brigade maintenance depot near Smithfield to the re-cycling centre up the road at Grangegorman leaving behind this rather wonderful two-dimensional representation of the grotto at Lourdes. The thing that interests me about this mural is that it's not an actual portrayal of the caves at Lourdes where the Marian apparitions reputedly took place; instead the scene has been inspired by a second-generation sub-urban rockery-style interpretation of the Massabielle Grotto. " Up Against the Wall - "This rather shocking David and Goliath-style image from Docklands could almost have been part of artist Sean Hillen's Irelantis series of photo-collages. " Back to the Future - "Former London architectural practice Future Systems designed the Spencer Dock Bridge over the Royal Canal, which in this photo looks more like New Delhi than Dublin. " Air Canada - "Each year, migratory Brent Geese from high-Arctic Canada spend the months of October to March in Dublin. Despite their wild nature they would seem to congregate in the city's parks and somewhat homogenized planned sub-urban green spaces. " ADVERTISEMENT Rosa plasticum-sacculorum-caerulea (Blue Plastic Bag Rose) - "Ever since the Irish Government's plastic bag levy was introduced in March 2002 by Fianna Fail's Environment Minister, Noel Dempsey, the common Blue Plastic Bag Rose has been threatened with extinction. I found this rare survivor on waste ground at Cabra West. " Re-Cycled - "According to the Health Service Executive, crutches issued to patients are deemed "single use". They don't want them back. It's estimated that there are up to a million redundant crutches in the country. " There's Something about Mary - "This kindly representative of the Legion of Mary knocked at my door - She made a pleasant change from the persistent peddlers of Sky Television and their unsightly satellite dishes. The apparition in her left eye is myself. " Sacred Heart -"My version of a Sacred Heart - Dublin 8 style. " All photographs by Gregory Dunn from his photobook Here; A Photographic Record . The book is designed by Ciarán O'Gaora and published by Zero-G and comes in an edition of 500. It can be purchased for €25 at The Library Project in Temple Bar, Bí Urban at 3 Manor Street and Lyón Loring, 32 Stoneybatter.