I am the third in a generation of photographers in my family. My Grandfather was a keen amateur and once vice president of The Irish Photographic Society. He was awarded distinction with the FIAP the international Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the worldwide body for photographic art .
My Father also had a distinction from FIAP, he and my Mother were award winning professional photographers working mainly in the commercial and advertising business in Ireland, who's careers spanned several decades.
Me, well obviously I have a lot of family history to live up to when it comes to photography. I have exhibited in London and Dublin. My work has been featured in the Irish Times and the Guardian newspapers. I was runner up in the NME awards for festival photography in 2010. In 2016 I won the 'No Filter' award in the SNAPYS, the Irish independent Instagram awards and was nominated for awards in three other categories. I recently had an appraisal of my work by the Irish Photography Federation and was awarded a Licentiateship by them (LIPF). I am currently working towards a distinction by FIAP and if I achieve this goal I will be the third generation in my family to hold this distinction.
For me Photography is a meditative process. A healing medium for when I have no words left. A way to communicate, a way to recharge and re-center myself. When I look through a viewfinder my life outside its frame disappears and my focus (if you will forgive the pun!) lies wholly with the scene coming through the lens.
I am currently working on several projects involving Light Painting and family themes. I am also starting out on cataloging the large family collection of photographs that date back as far as the 1880's.
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