He has plenty to gain from it and he knows it. It has become a vehicle for him and a select few friends to promote themselves.
I unliked/unfriended the page on Facebook because it seemed to always be sharing links to womens clothes and shoes and the like. Most of which had nothing to do with Limerick.
Business all over the place seemed to like tagging Ilovelimerick in their pictures which had nothing to do with Limerick.
As 99% of the posting didn't interest me I stopped liking the page and unfriended them.
The straw that broke the camels back was a personally motivated post on Facebook giving the authors very personal opinion on a political matter. I gave up after that.
I think people would believe that more if he didn't stick his mush into every picture.
I'll never forget the day Rich Anthon (as he likes to call himself) approached me and said - "Hi are you involved in [insert area of media industry]?" When my answer was negative he just blanked me and walked away. I had to laugh. Sorry I didn't bull**** him just to watch him foam at the mouth at the prospect of more attention.
I have nothing against the photographers involved but the "presenters" element just reeks of self promotion. They'd show up to the opening of a coffin if they thought it would get their mug in the local rag newspapers.
Ha, this happened to me. he knew I was working in the media and kissed my ass at a party but when he found out that I couldn't influence the editorial he did the exact same thing.
Sorry but he reeks of self promotion but it's actually funny to watch him work.
Well if you lot don't like it, unfriend it - its simple. You don't have to put up with it. From working with them, I know for a fact that I find it benifical in getting me to the contacts I need. So what if he is in every second photo, so is the mayor at a mayrol event. People who have seeked promotion off Ilovelimerick have seen it can help an awful lot! Look at the headway ball! I shot all the promotion stuff for that, with him, and it was a complete success!
So why does he share his own Facebook profile on it where he describes himself as Presenter, Songwriter, Producer, Creative Director, Actor?
some of it is interesting but it is a self promotion platform, at least he contributes something unlike those city limits clowns WHO?
I've just checked the facebook page, and the 10 most recent updates are:
Bothar Fashion Fundraiser - Photos by Eva Birdthistle. (photos)
Headway Ball. (photos)
Limerick photographer Sean Curtin Photography who is a true artist!! Amazeballs talent!!! Please like & share!!!
High Heels and Handbags Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. (photos)
Fab fab fab Limerick restaurant Texas Steakout!! Yummy!! Please like and share.....
Love this Limerick photographer! Beata Pietras Photography. Please like and share...
Limerick man & Irish Award Winning Photographer, Commercial, Portrait and Wedding Photography. Michael Martin Photography
This Friday, October 7 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick. Tickets and further information available direct from Headway, Limerick by phoning 061-469305 or 469306, or by emailing email@example.com.
Limerick business Yvonne Fahy Photography. Please like and share...
In aid of Mid West Simon Community.Please come along and support us in our work for disadvantaged people faced with housing crisis.
Celebrating national Simon Week and creating awareness of homelessness in the region. Contact Domhnall O'Lionsigh @ 087 2760590
Zombie Walk by Dolf Patijn (photos)
It seems to be mostly Limerick charity organisations and local businesses being promoted as far as I can see, and when is that bad? Am I missing something?
rich is a legend and one of the soundest guys around. he really works hard like you wouldn't believe
Actually no, I'm not.. I'm one of the photographers on their team (Cillian Keogh) Who took the photos for the Headway Ball, Outbreak, Arthurs Day, Butterfly Ball, Inspire, Inspire Wedding Fair, Limerick Pride, The Tops Ball, Outbreak Launch, Roches St. Fest, Pride Comedy Night, Thomond Swim.. And many many many more. (I'm also the lazy ****er who is the only photographer that doesn't have a bio done for the site).
Nah this is Rich :lol: