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Madi Army

Shane laments the loss of an intriguing website and the break up of beautiful friends

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by Shane O'Reilly, Editor, Dublin for outsideleft.com
originally published: June, 2008
When a great website disappears, it leaves a slightly hollow feeling

I haven't written anything for this site in ages so it is unfortunate I'm the bringer of bad news. I interviewed Madi from www.mylittledeaddick.com some time ago about her photography and her sites' journal. The journal followed the photographic journeys she took while also paving the way step by step for her most important journey of all - the one with her boyfriend Pat. It was a beautifully realised website. The pictures served to illustrate the fairytale beginnings of true love from across distant shores, then true love traveled as they bonded together living in each others' pocket all the while taking hazy photos of their everyday life. Their lost rambling style of honest home-grown images mixed with a raw, wistful serenity between the two protagonists was dually noticed by slick magazines across the globe and many articles relating to the website/couple soon followed.

Sadly, as they say, what goes up must come down. The relationship did not last, for whatever reason, and neither did the aforementioned website. When a great website disappears, it leaves a slightly hollow feeling (like when www.sixthseal.com vanished. Other than being just very annoying and inconvenient, it was saddening also). But on the plus side, I have talked to Madi on MSN and thankfully, she has started up her own website. I will follow this article up with any news of a Pat site but for the time being get your fix at Madi's www.madiju.com.

As a little side note, I SHOULD be traveling the Americas next year and then onto Australasia so a meeting with Madi is on the cards, and therefore many related articles, so I will keep you all posted. Thanks.


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