I am a Commercial Photographer, based in Dublin, Ireland and have been specializing in Fine Art and Design, Interiors/Exteriors and Food for over 30 years.
I have worked for all of the major fine art institutions in Ireland, as well as commercial galleries, public bodies, individual artists, commercial organisations, hotels, and magazines. A selection of my clients may be viewed here
One of my specialities is fine art documentation for museums, galleries (both public and private), publishing houses, as well as individual artists. My work in this area has been reproduced in dozens of publications, a small selection of which are listed on the Publications page.
My personal work explores my interests in; History, Memory, Allegory, Chance, The Found Object and The Ruin. My personal photography is more concerned with understanding than showing.
"An appreciation of the transience of things and the concern to rescue them for eternity is one of the strongest impulses in allegory." Walter Benjamin
I believe that what Benjamin wrote about allegory is also true of photography.
I am currently studying for an MFA (Fine Art) at Goldsmiths College, London.
2015: "Stations of Indifference", Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, Ireland.
2018: Group Exhibition "Conspiracy of the Real - Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate", Tenderpixel Gallery, London.
2017: Group Exhibition, KAMERA8 Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.
2017: "NEU-GEN 2017: Towards Both the Parts", National College of Art and Design Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
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