Artists’ Corner – Franco Chen

Today in our Artists’ Corner ICC Digital brings you one single image from Photographer Franco Chen, who has taken hundreds of photos of artists and bands who’ve performed at the ICC over the years. Today’s photograph is a portrait of the Master Irish Fiddle Player and Ireland’s great music tutor Brendan Mulkere. Brendan taught Irish music for many years at the ICC and was recently a recipient of TG4’s ‘Gradan Ceoil Award’ for outstanding contribution to Irish music. Franco’s beautiful portrait of Brendan playing his fiddle, is evocative and meditative, it so subtly captures the  deep soul of the man. The photo also reveals Franco’s gift with light and shade, when taking black and white portraits.