One daze at a time...

By Raheny_Eye

I am

(therefore I) blip

Farewell #3

Shite... this looks like it could be a bit of a Father Ted moment, when Father Cave declares his undying love for Father Gallagher. 

But fuck that... I have spent over 12 hours of frenetic copying and pasting putting this together. 

I am the backup-freak, I think I may have shared this bit of useless (to you) information with you in the past. 

But I had not backed up my favourite blips by favourite blippers. 

And this is what made makes made makes this site truly different. 

It's all of you.

I don't have time yet for the get-your-tissues-out-this-is-going-to-be-an-emotional-moment farewell (possibly farewell #7) 

But in the last day, I have been thinking long and hard about what these last 7 years have meant for me.

About what you have meant for me.

I am quite sure that I am forgetting unforgettable blippers in the little list below. 
Do point it out to me. "Oy, Raheny, what the fuck were you thinking about?! Where is I?!"
And I'll go "oh jaysus, blipper xxxx I am so shaggin embarrassed. I love you. I love your blip. You've totally been part of my life for the last seven years and it is only as a result of copying and pasting exhaustion that do not have your name in this (non exhaustive) list. Thousand apologies."

Or else I'll remain silent. And it will be the confirmation that you were not meant to be in this list. 


So... ahem... THANK YOU to the following (it's taken me over 12 hours for fuck sake, so please have the decency to check at least your own name)

In alphabetical order: 

Alice

On reflection, a major photographer!

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1940504


An Apple a Day

Jayzus, that little apple of your talented eye, what a gorgeous little thing

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3549925


andmoff

I have been shite at commenting over the years. Sorry. You are one very talented creator of mono images! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2184033


Andpieces 

I'll always remember your haunting images of the Boy with Saucer Eyes, and your vision of suburbia

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/622760


Annie 

Phwoar! You're a babe! Some frights you've given us. You've been sharing so much with us. Including your gorgeous cleavage. Which was nice. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2049581


BB

The grounding force gravitating around Bliptowers, when the lads may have got carried away, BB knew what mattered: walking the dog and growing vegetables in the allotment. As Voltaire said, "il faut cultiver notre jardin" 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4089803


BikerJim

Thank you for starting the One Rater (D77) debate. A fine piece of internet history that was! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/922541


Blowfish

You mad bollix. Anyway, how can one blow a fish? Don't over-analyse. Capture your emotions raw. Or at most medium rare.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1756258


BrianH

A very clever guy. I have often been shite at commenting. I'll do better next time! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2849921


BS

It has been a privilege to meet you in real life Brian. Thanks a mil for looking after my smokers for a while. I love the humour in your journal. And the visual puns. It would be a pity to see it stop there. Really.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3603460


Cardbird 

Thanks for keeping me up to date with the friends' kids agrowing. I am not holding any grudge for your introducing me to Oldmills. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3193540


Chook 

Thank you for introducing me to arse butter, and your quirky mad busy life a doctor in the making. I would trust you to be my doc, you are a caring person.  

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/669699


ColinParte 

You have tolerated my taking the piss off Tesco. I think. I hope. I have enjoyed the many day trips to the North thanks to your images. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1807497

contraflow 

For the Red Road series 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2062399


craftynini 

Some memorable images (and I am not just taking about the craftytitties) Why did I not subscribe earlier?! Better late than never.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2023501560465590534


DaveH

For some reasons cannot think about DaveH without thinking of Meles. And vice versa. I'm really sorry I didn't get a chance to catch up with you the last time I was in Edinburgh. We'll have to remedy to that next time!

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1853022


David77 

The One rater. Bastard!!!! You have produced (with the aid of your spirit level cube thingy) some of the strongest and most horizontal images in here. And definitely the best rants. Honoured to have met you in real life. Now, stay away from my wife. And Memento.  

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/714665


Deleted User Rob Smith

A pity. I really loved your blips. A fine balance of words and carefully crafted images.


delphwynd 

I have been shite at commenting over the years. Sorry. And thank you for this lovely piece of loveliness. I'm still salivating

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/933603


dhackett58

He is rumoured to have started the Swan Movement here in blip… Despite all that, I have prepared to gloss over that sorry fact. He could be such a nice guy. If he stopped lying about his age and found it in his heart to forgive Thierry Henri

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2789844


distractedhausfrau

How I enjoyed seeing your little girl grow into a not-so-little-girl and the big back garden by the pond. And how I feared for the appearance of a bear. But not as much as Mr Smith, that wimp…

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1014658


Dogwoodpuddle 

You've really made me want to take up kayaking. One day… What images! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/825581


DrCraig

Rory and Euan are lucky to have you as the recorder of their early lives. I would trust you to be my doc. For my concrete walls. You'd give them all the love and care in the world. Thank you for showing me Birmingham. The next field trip for the Monochromatic Concrete Adoration Society is Brazilia. Or Milton Keynes. The jury is still out on that one. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1522577


Dublin Shooter 

I have learned more about the Dublin music and food scene here than in any encyclopedia. It has always been a pleasure to follow your journal DS, see you at the Blipfoto wake for a couple of pints? 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/757215


Earthdreamer 

For the passion. Jayzus, dude, sometimes I feel like shouting across the ether "take it easy, you'll burn yourself out" Some terrific mono landscapes

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3599023


Eej 

Chin up Erica. You are doing brilliantly. I have, like hundreds of others who follow you journal, witnessed the ups and downs. You are getting really good at this accepting yourself lark! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4051340


fernandocohen

I have always enjoyed your colourful take on Sao Paulo

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1290438


Flick 

I owe you everything. Photographically. I mean it. 

es 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/323486




You have been a major inspiration. You have opened my eyes to street photography, and more importantly the ethics of street photography. I ask for permission whenever I can, and try not to be a thief of other people's lives, but a sharer. Thanks! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/841864


Gegebau 

You opened my eyes to street photography, and religion iconography 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/464761


HarryJ

Ah well. Until tomorrow… (in the new place) Love the dry sense of humour. Thanks for all the comments over the years! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3680707


Hope

So many stunning images!

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/580331


Hrubieszowianka

Thank you for helping me create another blipcouple. Your Laura and our Finn have been promised to one another. They just don't know it yet… 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2019017919551245601


Identity 

He is at least as good as Earthdreamer. If not better. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3723296


imindoors

Ponce...      


                                                                    You don't have bad blip days. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2397969


Instography 

Privileged to own this print. Privileged to have met you. Not quite privileged enough to have managed to put a point across but I'll get there. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/884848


Inston

Keep up the drawing Ewan, you have a real talent!

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1547545


Jaybroek

The only person with whom I can talk parenting and not get bored to tears. Meeting you was a real pleasure, sir. I feel that we have a lot in common, both at home and at work. But I do not have a moustache.


https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3921482


jkj10

The undisputed queen of the street glamour shot. Thank you! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1015727


Joe 

We all think of him first and foremost as the founder of Blipfoto. It's a bit too easy to forget that he is actually firster and foremoster a brilliant photographer. With a great sense of humour. And a couple of his blips could be tagged with the loversofshite hashtage. Which is a bonus. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2011234914724219104


Joe_cool

His name is Joe. And he is cool. Another blipper who slowly slipped off my blip radar

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1002829


Katherineellis 

Yours has been the Blipfoto Belle Epoque. Perrier Jouet's too. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1254183


Katka 

For this wonderful shot of Mme Solange, whoever she is

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3254934


LadyFindhorn 

A journal bursting at the seems with wit. You have also managed to turn his Lordship into a near mythical character. Thank you for sharing your life with us! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2008913978629030279


LadyLala 

Few people became a blip institution as fast as Lady Lala. You almost instantly managed to make me feel better about my parenting skills. I nearly pissed myself a couple of times reading your journal. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1599448
or the one she doesn't want you to see
https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2015997 


LeeAnne

Still waiting for that full frontal blip to test the limits of freedom on this vessel with no crew… A girl with a disproportionate love for her car. Thank god the cat will balance things out. See you in Edinburgh next time I'm around. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1999634665685650251


Limey

You haven't seen my arse, roigh? 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1439379


Magpie 

It's not easy to be related to two blip-giants. I didn't take me long to discover that your journal is a gem in its own right. I also learned a lot about cakes and tennis.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2002174357287210771


MAiT 

For developing over the years a style that has been copied many times but never equaled. Top bloke! (there is apparently a MAiT filter for iPhone currently in development)

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3399376


MarkWallis

The best wedding photographer in the UK. And creator of a strangely disturbingly beautiful phocumentary about giving birth in a posh maternity hospital.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4973081


Maxellis 

Man have you come from strength to strength! You were talented to begin with, but your style has truly exploded into a driving force here. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/818617


Meles

For some reasons cannot think about Meles without thinking of DaveH. And vice versa. I'm really sorry I didn't get a chance to catch up with you the last time I was in Edinburgh. We'll have to remedy to that next time!

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1998857676271914751


Memento 

I love you. No, not like that. I love all that love that you have in you. You are one very special person. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2012065519082934243


MichaelPlaice 

A relatively recent addition to the Blip family. But totally devoted to the cause, and with a great eye! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4944775


Mooncoin

Thanks for producing some rather spectacular images. The life of bees springs to mind with the homemade device to get the focusing distance right. I've been shite at commenting in past few years. So have you. All is for the best in the best of possible worlds then. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2023832926218619977


MrSmith

I'm pretty sure that my voice mail said anything short of a blowjob, not up to a blowjob. I am now dreading to see that EasyJet flight land… Meeting you is always such a genuine pleasure. We'll have to do it again. And again.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2043976


Nad

Had almost forgotten about the Sardine Factory. Would have been a shame. Some deliciously original images

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1098997


nickmog

When a wordsmith of that calibre happens to share the body of a wicked image-maker, the sky is the limit. And he has a cool first name.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2631006


nicotinn

Jayzus, that guy kicked arse. Pity he stopped that smokers project. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1312492


Northern 

Your landscape never gets boring. I have loved all this shots of your field. I also found it reassuring that there is a place out there windier than here… 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/958319


Oldmills

You mad fucker ya. And yes you are as scary in real life as people would imagine. A bit more even. Photographing your wedding was one of my highlights in terms of image-making, and yours in matrimony. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/840886


Orchid 

I love your minimalist photography. And it was a privilege to see Elmer, and Luca, and the rest of your family evolve through the years. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1213172


P3dro 

I have been shite at commenting over the years. Sorry. I got quite a shock when seeing this blip. This is the installation that has most moved me ever. Saw it in the Saatchi gallery.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2116631


Passerby 

I've followed you from your native India to the New York jungle. You have such a strong personal style. Your little girl is lucky to have her childhood recorded by you. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/654432


Pensioner 

I laughted to tears with that series Jim. I soiled my pants. Vive le roi! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/5037430


POD2008

Sue, your street photographs have always been a constant source of inspiration. Thank you! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/795808


Ralv

I dug your shit and all the rad things 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1646713


RaspberryJefe

For the Mexico streets scenes. Thank you! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2002197419336404523


Red

People pay good money for your words, we were lucky enough to get our daily dose for free. Your blip titles have been delicate caviar eggs served on the blipfoto blini. When are we sharing the next few pints feller? (PS I'm not trying to imply that your photos are shite. Your words are just too good) 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/358238


Richard 

The undisputed King of Inveraray. Again, I have been shite at commenting in the last few years. I'll do better next time! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3273533


Samiam 

Un reel plaisir d'avoir fait ta connaissance. I'll never forget that evening in the snug! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/987322


Schuh 

She doesn't write much. There is no need to, with images of that calibre! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1426877


Scobes

Such a nice guy, I'd almost entrust him with my pension… That little Blip film about you as a blipper is a piece of anthology. Privileged to have met you. We'll do it again! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/964507


Simonzebu

The undisputed master of light  (with Memento. Ok, make that the disputed master of light then...) Being in your presence has been… well… enlighting! Loved the parkbench series too. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2662043

SinkOrSwim

Formerly known as Some Kind of Monster. Fascinating journal. And funny. Loved it. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4832536


Skyroad 

I discovered Blipfoto through you. Need I say more? I have always enjoyed seeing Dublin through your eyes. Our paths keep crossing, and they will again! (If only at school drop off time in METNS…) 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/396030


Smithski

I can't quite believe that we haven't actually met in real life. I am not as scary or mad as you think I am. But I don't dress well, you are right on that front. You have always been an inspiration. I love your sense of aesthetics

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1474543


Soob

She has for years been dangling the Saucisson of Damocles over my head… The Soobs has been one of my favourite soap operas for years. Action packed, brilliantly written, with a premium car hospice for background and Drambuie flambeed venison as an olfactory bonus.

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/913257


ssi

A blipper's wife. No, not just a blipper's wife. A fine photographer in her own right. And a busy mum too. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/5024259


Stewart Bremner

For the darkness. For it too shall pass

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/757662


Sugar

I have been appalling at staying in touch in the last few years. Sorry. 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2641631


Sunflower 

The uncontested Dublin sunrise queen

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2412552


Superbia

I love this guy's work

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4045975


TractorFactoryPhotos

The undisputed king of the beanie. I really like the can series. And your systematic approach to recording the kids growing up

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1616155


Trisharooni

A great eye. Thanks for taking me back to Australia. Hope the Big Backup is going well! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2078701


VanDeGraaff

Thanks for keeping me up to date with what's happening in the world of the arts. Your cousin is a very talented painter. Very 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1584179


Ve

Some seriously stunningly unique images. Thanks! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1759002


Visuabinam

You made me discover Iran, a part of the world one rarely drives through 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1419140


WaitingforGodot

Who seemed to be going through tough time in San Francisco. Always liked his photography

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1603867


Wildwood 

Sorry for being so lazy at commenting these past few years. Loved your Special Moment contribution! 

https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2009757875286575763


Wingpig 

Oh, to be able to borrow your mind for a day… It would give me a chance to completely reorganise my hard drive. 
https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/987550









 



        









  

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