I started making photos in the mid nineties when you would see very few people roaming the streets with a camera. This was a time when you could only capture images on rolls of plastic stuff most of which gathered dust in a drawer. Now everyone is a photographer and you can share your images publicly on this thing called the internet; you may have heard of it, it's very popular with the kids these days.
When I went to college to study animation, I forgot my earlier photographic adventures. After a few years I started working as a re-toucher and graphic designer for other photographers. This gave me a thirst to start making pictures again. Since then I've worn out a few pairs of shoes aimlessly walking around my home city and beyond and I work as a full time photographer running a portrait studio.
I shoot with anything I can get my hands on, but mainly with a Leica m6 and a Hassleblad Xpan.
And I still expose images onto the weird plastic stuff, it's not so popular with the kids these days.
Exhibitions & Shows
All's Changed 1916-2016, on display as part Irish heritage week and featured as one of their recommended exhibitions.
All's Changed 1916-2016, featured as part of Photo Ireland festival June 2016.
Group show at Sol Art Gallery on Dawson street. August 14th-27th 2015.
Featured in "This Happened Here"
Discovery Channel web series on travel and adventure featured my images and interviewed me about the Taksom Square Gezi park protests.
Disobedient Objects Royal Victoria and Albert Museum.
26 July 2014 – 1 February 2015. Photos of mine from the 2013 Gezi Park/Taksim Square protests Istanbul, were exhibited as part of the Disobedient Objects exhibition V&A museum London, UK.
Irish Street Photography Exhibition.
Group show at the Culture Box Temple Bar, August 15th-22nd 2014.
Within a Stone's Throw Exhibition.
Oct 2nd 2013. Within a Stone's Throw will go on permanent display throughout the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.
Opened by artist Dr Robert Ballagh, the exhibition will celebrate landmarks and streets associated with Dublin, and around the Coombe Hospital.
July 4th 2013. Curated and hosted a group exhibition at The Market Studios Smithfield Dublin. Part of the Canon Open Program 2013 Photo Ireland festival.
Featured in the New Street Photographers Manifesto
Published by Ilex Press November 2012.
One of Ten photographers published in this instructional photography book. (Available on Amazon).
My work has been exhibited at the Miami Street Photography Festival December 2012, part of Maimi Art Basel.
I've been inducted to be a member of the international street photography collective called street gang. We consist of six members Felix Lupa, Alex Levac, Sagi Kortler, Eyal Binehaker, Mary Cimetta. Our photos, bio and manifesto are featured on our website http://www.streetgangphotos.com/