Transport Police by Philip  Rogan

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Irish Gardaí Síochana take a bus instead of a Black Maria van. I got on this bus on George’s street, or some part of that street that has several names, in Dublin and after sitting down turned around to see oodles of Gardai.
I had my camera.
I was cheeky.
I turned and asked whilst showing the camera if I could take a picture. Reluctantly they agreed some with humour others not so much. They had their hats off so I shot one without and realising that this would never occur again I asked if they would put their hats on. “Ah go on off with ya,” said one. “Hats on”, barked the sergeant/captain from the back of the bus. Hats went on, “Smile please”, I said. Smiles were fixed. “Could you all look straight ahead please?”, I asked. Eyes were pointed forward. “Could you move just a bit to your right?, Yeah you. Thanks” “Take the photo!” I heard. I did. Here it is.
1995 On a public bus George’s Street – Dublin

Philip Rogan. Irish photographer living in Mallorca Spain. Available for all types of projects dependent on interest, budget and time.

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 7 years ago

    Well done~~!! Great story and well worth the trouble~!

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 7 years ago

    hahaha… great shot, pity that all those stiffs have the same standard-nato expressions to match their standard-nato uniforms. It would have been good to have seen one of them break the mold! :-)

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryalmost 7 years ago

    How cooool!
    Fkn fair balls to ya boy.
    Great story.

  • berndt2
    berndt2almost 7 years ago

    Excellent shot – instant nostalgia for a time and a place I’ve never been!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago


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    Heloisa Castroalmost 7 years ago


  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesalmost 7 years ago

    Awesome capture It is spot on looks circa 50s/60s era Brill image A Fav for me Thanks for comments Enjoy Gorgeous Malorca I will drink the Irn Bru Top o the Morning To Ya!!

  • Damian
    Damianalmost 7 years ago

    LOL, love the story!

  • circusgallery
    circusgalleryalmost 7 years ago

    very cool work

  • Anima Fotografie
    Anima Fotografieover 6 years ago

    Fantastic documentary shot Philip!

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