I AM AN IRISH PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING AND WORKING IN DUBLIN WITH AN ACADEMIC BACKGROUND AND AN ARCHAEOLOGY DEGREE FROM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK. AFTER A PERIOD SPENT IN AUSTRALIA, I RETURNED TO DUBLIN AND STARTED AN APPRENTICESHIP WITH A LEADING IRISH PHOTOGRAPHER, EVENTUALLY GOING OUT ON MY OWN IN 2000.

MY PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK IS VARIED AND COMPREHENSIVE. I HAVE CONCENTRATED ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AND HAVE COLLABORATED WITH MANY ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN PRACTISES ON VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS. LINES AND STRUCTURES, THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN AND HOW THEY SIT IN THE ENVIRONMENT ALONG WITH CHANGING LANDSCAPE ARE CONTINUING SOURCES OF INTEREST. ONE PARTICULAR EXAMPLE IS A SERIES OF PORTRAITS I HAVE DONE OF A WORKING LIMESTONE QUARRY IN RURAL IRELAND.

I HAVE ALSO SPECIALISED IN PORTRAITURE - BOTH STUDIO AND DOCUMENTARY AND THE DEMANDS OF DEALING WITH PEOPLE IN A SHORT SPACE OF TIME TO DISTIL THEIR ESSENCE IS SOMETHING I ENJOY. MY BOOK DISTRICT 9, A THREE YEAR STUDY OF BOAR HUNTERS IN TUSCANY, EMBODIED MANY OF THOSE ELEMENTS AS DID A MORE RECENT STUDY OF BOXERS IN KIBERA, AFRICA’S BIGGEST SLUM.

SUCH WORK, LIKE MY PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE ANATOMY ROOMS IN TRINITY COLLEGE AND MY PORTRAITS OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, IS OFTEN A PERSONAL RESPONSE TO SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF IRISH LIFE. WORK ABROAD HAS INCLUDED PERIODS SPENT IN RWANDA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA AND PERU UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SIMON CUMBERS MEDIA FUND, THE RESULTS OF WHICH HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE IRISH TIMES AND ELSEWHERE.

 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
STINGO, THE COPPER HOUSE GALLERY, 2018.

GENERAL PRACTICE, TRINITY BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE 2015.
GENERAL PRACTICE, TALLAGHT HOSPITAL, 2015.
DISTRICT 9 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, 2013.
GENERAL PRACTICE, THE HUNT MUSEUM, 2013.
GENERAL PRACTICE, THE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 2013.
ANALOGUE, THE NATIONAL PRINT MUSEUM, 2011.
28, ST. MICHAEL & JOHN’S, 2008.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
SO FINE ARTS EDITIONS, 2018.
CROSSING LINES, HIGHLANES GALLERY, 2018.
ZURICH PORTRAIT PRIZE, NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND, 2018.
ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, 2018.

ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, 2017.
THE LOOK OF THE IRISH, GLEBE HOUSE & GALLERY, 2016.
ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, 2016.
FRAGMENTS, IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 2015.
CONVERGENCE, OLIVER CORNET GALLERY, 2012.
ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, 2012.
ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY, 2011.
PHOTO MONTH, KRAKOW, POLAND, 2011.
 
ACQUISITIONS:
IRISH COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, 2017.
IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 2015.
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, COLLECTIONS, 2015.
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, COLLECTIONS, 2013.
 
PUBLICATIONS:

DISTRICT 9  OF CHIANTI 2012 - ISBN 978 88 7576 245 2