A Limerick native residing in Cork City since 2001 and working as an independent professional photographer exclusively working within a documentary photographic style, and also working as a part time photography tutor.
Through an influence of street photographers such as Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon and through the general medium of the energetic, transient and fast moving pace of street imagery, previous and current personal photographic work explores the often both exciting and mundane traits of the street portrait and urban landscape. The unknown subject as they interact, shape, live and journey through their environment and their landscape. See here for street photography samples
Close Your Eyes and See! June 2003. St. Johns Graduation show, Vision Centre, North Main St. Cork. (Images from the project “These Streets…”)
Art trail: December 2003, selection of images from the 10 Mardyke Studio (Rahilly Building UCC, Cork)
Land: August 2005, Tigh Fili Gallery, McCurtain St. Cork. Four man group show. Featuring two artists and two photographers each bringing their subjective vision on the landscape together merging the form of landscape with urban social landscape to a cathartic image of the land and what it represents.
New Works: July 2006. Frame Gallery, Denmark St., Limerick City. Exhibition of paintings and photographs. Featuring both established and up and coming artists. (Images from project Portugal Portraits)
Second Cities: November 2007. Kosice, Slovakia. Group show taking in photographers from European second cities, the work and images convey each artist’s subjective vision of living their home country’s second largest city.
Cork Arts Collective: June 2009. Photographic Light Box Show
Cork Arts Trail: November 2009, Open Shutter Group project “Rediscovering Locality”, street projected images and “Camera Obscura” set up on the Port of Cork
Kinsale Arts Week: July 2010, “33 Market Square”
Currently, and for the last three years, I have been working on a project with the provisional title of Common Faces/Common Places. The work captures the subjects, portraits of people, in their cities and towns as they interact with their surroundings, their environment and simply go about their daily lives. Captured candidly these portraits often reveal a comforting melancholy especially when blending in with their often mundane surroundings.
Click here to view some of my personal work on Saatchi Gallery.
Documentary Wedding Photographer
A photojournalist wedding photography style will produces images that will speak for themselves and tell a story. Shooting in a photojournalistic style captures what’s happening and also lends itself to be creative due to the freedom of letting the day flow at its own pace and to find and capture fleeting moments. It should be exciting to receive your wedding day pictures and remember snippets of conversations and see stunning images and moments captured that are truly one off, rather than a set of well worn and functional wedding poses. Your wedding day is a one off moment and you should possess a set of pictures that reflect this. And each time you look at them they always bring you back there. Browse through my website galleries and see the numerous stories unfold for yourself.