Gregory Nolan

Photographer — Dublin

Photograph by Gareth Nolan

Name
Gregory Nolan

Where are you from?
Dublin, Ireland.

Describe your style in three words?
Black and tidy.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The Cribs supported by Black Wire at Infinity in London.

Who are your favourite two bands or artists to photograph?
Frank Turner and Otherkin.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Would have to be Indie…

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I think I would enjoy to sit back and enjoy a chat with Franklin D. Roosevelt for an hour…

Of all the venues you’ve worked in, which is your favourite?
Radio City in New York was one of the most spectacular venues I have worked in - Bastille did a sold-out show there while I was on tour with them.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I think Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


Gregory Nolan is a photographer from Dublin, Ireland. His images have been collected into a book and displayed as an exhibition titled 'This Was Our Scene' detailing London's '00s indie music scene. Read our feature on Gregory's exceptional reportage work here.

The first track you played on repeat?
‘She's Only Happy When She's Dancing’ by Bryan Adams. It was the B-side to ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It For You'. I would sit in my mother’s yellow mini in Dublin and listen to it on cassette and have to rewind it each time.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Champagne Supernova' by Oasis.

One record you would keep forever?
Probably 'Pet Sounds' by The Beach Boys - never been to a party or with a group of people and played this and had someone complain… it is one of the most perfect albums of all time.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"But if you’re all about the destination, then take a f*cking flight.
We’re going nowhere slowly, but we’re seeing all the sights.
And we’re definitely going to hell,
But we’ll have all the best stories to tell."

From the song 'Ballad of Me and My Friends' by Frank Turner.

A song you wished you had written?
'Hooked on a Feeling' by Blue Swede. primarily for the opening chant.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Last Night' by The Strokes.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
I guess something like 'Thinkin Bout You' by Frank Ocean as I listen to a lot of guitar music.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
It’s a bit of a cliche but, 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra. My grandfather loves Frank and so does my Dad so any family get together Frank would be blasting. It was also the end of the night song at a club night called FROG. where I photographed. It is also 'the show is over song' for a band called Dropkick Murphys who I have toured with.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
Otherkin from Dublin are starting to bubble up to the surface and are amazing. Whenyoung are another up and coming Irish band I am very excited about.

Photograph by Gareth Nolan

Name
Gregory Nolan

Where are you from?
Dublin, Ireland.

Describe your style in three words?
Black and tidy.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The Cribs supported by Black Wire at Infinity in London.

Who are your favourite two bands or artists to photograph?
Frank Turner and Otherkin.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Would have to be Indie…

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I think I would enjoy to sit back and enjoy a chat with Franklin D. Roosevelt for an hour…

Of all the venues you’ve worked in, which is your favourite?
Radio City in New York was one of the most spectacular venues I have worked in - Bastille did a sold-out show there while I was on tour with them.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I think Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


Gregory Nolan is a photographer from Dublin, Ireland. His images have been collected into a book and displayed as an exhibition titled 'This Was Our Scene' detailing London's '00s indie music scene. Read our feature on Gregory's exceptional reportage work here.

The first track you played on repeat?
‘She's Only Happy When She's Dancing’ by Bryan Adams. It was the B-side to ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It For You'. I would sit in my mother’s yellow mini in Dublin and listen to it on cassette and have to rewind it each time.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Champagne Supernova' by Oasis.

One record you would keep forever?
Probably 'Pet Sounds' by The Beach Boys - never been to a party or with a group of people and played this and had someone complain… it is one of the most perfect albums of all time.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"But if you’re all about the destination, then take a f*cking flight.
We’re going nowhere slowly, but we’re seeing all the sights.
And we’re definitely going to hell,
But we’ll have all the best stories to tell."

From the song 'Ballad of Me and My Friends' by Frank Turner.

A song you wished you had written?
'Hooked on a Feeling' by Blue Swede. primarily for the opening chant.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Last Night' by The Strokes.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
I guess something like 'Thinkin Bout You' by Frank Ocean as I listen to a lot of guitar music.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
It’s a bit of a cliche but, 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra. My grandfather loves Frank and so does my Dad so any family get together Frank would be blasting. It was also the end of the night song at a club night called FROG. where I photographed. It is also 'the show is over song' for a band called Dropkick Murphys who I have toured with.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
Otherkin from Dublin are starting to bubble up to the surface and are amazing. Whenyoung are another up and coming Irish band I am very excited about.

This Was Our Scene - Selected Images by Gregory Nolan

This Was Our Scene by Gregory Nolan

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