Philip Arneill

Photographer
    
Coronavinyl
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Nationality: Irish/UK
Biography: Philip Arneill is a documentary photographer and educator who spent 20 years living and working in Tokyo, and is now based in Ireland. He is interested in pursuing autobiography, and the illusory notions of home and belonging, by examining... read on
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Coronavinyl
Credits: philip arneill
Updated: 05/18/20
Location: Dublin Ireland
During lockdown, art was an escape. A lifeline. It became equally apparent how much we depend on art without realising, and what life would be like without it, when galleries, film sets, museums, gigs, theatres and cinemas were cancelled or closed indefinitely. 

Coronavinyl records a small but important daily release, made in a unique time and space, as I stepped outside of my suddenly confined world and looked back in. Daily structure, fresh air, creative expression. It is a visual manifestation of the crossing off of days on a calendar, or the strike on the wall of a cell, which at times is how the restrictions of a full lockdown began to feel. On March 23rd 2020 I started choosing a record sleeve each evening, placing it on display in the living room window, and photographing it from the street. Sometimes my choice of LP was instinctual, and often it seemed magically to blend perfectly with my own mood that day, or the prevailing sentiment around me as the unknown continued to unfold before us all.

At the time of writing, it's still unclear when the series will end.

* I finished this series on Sunday May 17th after 56 days. 
 The following day, May 18th, Ireland entered Phase 1 
of its roadmap out of lockdown. 
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The Owners

By Philip Arneill / japan — I have been privileged to explore Japan’s incredible subculture of jazz bars and kissaten ..
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Ektos

By Philip Arneill / Dublin Ireland — Ektos   is the Greek word for 'outside' and lends itself to the English word ectoplasm , the..
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City

By Philip Arneill / Array — City   was photographed in Dublin.  It could be any city. The global pandemic quickly highlighted..
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Anaithnid

By Philip Arneill / Ireland
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Now Boarding

By Philip Arneill / Dublin Ireland
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Dirty Old Town

By Philip Arneill / Dublin — These images capture the ambivalence I also feel towards Dublin for many reasons, not least my upbringing...
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Disappearing

By Philip Arneill / Dublin Ireland — Before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the economy and Irish society at large, there were plans to..
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Normal People

By Philip Arneill / Array — Normal People.   The title of this collection of portraits is intentionally ironic.  There is..
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CoviDublin

By Philip Arneill / Dublin Ireland — On March 27th 2020, the Irish government announced a nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19..
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18,168km

By Philip Arneill / Array — The furthest city you can visit of comparable size from Dublin is Auckland in New Zealand. The two are..
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Barred

By Philip Arneill / Dublin Ireland — In Dublin, the enforced closure of bars and pubs due to Covid-19 was quickly followed by many bars'..
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Small Things

By Philip Arneill / Dublin Ireland — The Covid pandemic forced us all inwards.  It made us look more closely at our lives, grateful for..
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Tokyo Streets

By Philip Arneill / Tokyo
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SFC

By Philip Arneill / Shimokitazawa — Shimokitazawa is a small neighbourhood in the south-west of Tokyo, about 5 minutes on the express train..
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Tokyo Jazz Joints Munich

By Philip Arneill / Munich — We are delighted to announce that a selection of 25 prints from the project will be exhibited at the..
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Mary Jane

By Philip Arneill / Shibuya — Sadly, Mary Jane in Shibuya closed its doors in late 2018. Read more about Mary Jane here . It is a..
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Lisbon

By Philip Arneill / Lisbon
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Monochrome 'Murrica II

By Philip Arneill / USA — Having visited it many times through the imagination of television and film, and then in person,..
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Take Back The City

By Philip Arneill / dublin — Take Back The City is a non-violent, social protest movement comprised of a loose association of housing..
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Raise The Roof

By Philip Arneill / Dublin — On October 3rd 2018, thousands of people from around the country took part in a national protest in central..
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BASIE

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Shinto Wedding

By Philip Arneill / Asakusa — I had the privilege of photographing my oldest friend in Japan when she married in a traditional Shinto..
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Firewalkers

By Philip Arneill / Hiroshima — These photos capture the impressive bi-annual fire walking ritual (hi-watari-shiki) in the forecourt of..
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Re-think

By Philip Arneill / ishinomaki — Sitting in a freezing Tokyo February, bleary-eyed, attending early morning online tutorials to thrash out..
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