— ABOUT —
Working in visual art, photography and graphics for over forty years, my first commercial work was with a design house working on the simplified Guinness harp introduced to the brand in 1968. I work with clients and artists throughout the world, have published two books of landscape photography, several calendars and continue to contribute to book publications, magazines and editorials over a wide range of subjects.
A lifetime of experience in time bound assignments and contract work allows me to deliver to set targets and objectives with an holistic, versatile approach covering a wide range of subjects in both photography and graphics. Each piece of work no matter how small or large receives the same personal attention to detail and quality.
Recent work includes: Photography for ' History of Dublin City University'. Portraiture for the Royal Courts of Justice. Photography for 'Excellence in Northern Ireland'. Photography for 'Diocese of La Crosse' (178 churches in Wisconsin). Visual profile 'Seamus Heaney's Homeplace ' - Tourism Ireland.
On a parallel path I follow my own creative passion in montage surrealism and figurative artwork. Having an interest in local history, heritage and culture I have, since the mid 90s, researched, written and photographed all content for a website that is now under the Causeway Coastal Route domain, a link can be found in the menu above.
There are three distinct paths I follow with a camera..... 'photography' is about capturing what I see as closely as possible in terms of light, perspective and detail, I find a challenge and satisfaction capturing reality that is true to my vision and captivating to my eye and heart. The photo - montage - graphic work flows in the opposite direction, into the surreal, the world of software manipulation which we never see in reality and comes from our imagination. The figurative work is spontaneously capturing a living moment, a poise, dance or action that conveys a sense of spirit and place with grace, expression and beauty.
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