Rod's "1916 Portrait Collection"
Rod Coyne has created an exclusive series of portraits remembering key faces of the
1916 Easter Rising.
“I remember learning this part of Irish history as a school boy, awe-struck and filled with pride.
In 2014 I started out with a need to update the 1916 images I had known since I was a kid. The faces I admired for so long had become jaded in my eyes; they had been re-hashed continually in books and posters. I decided not to trace from the photos but to process them through my own eyes, head and hand. I was trading “accuracy” for a chance to really commune with these faces until they started to become people again.”