Who am I / How did I get here ?
I’m 100% from Dublin and lived for a while in the UK and US, before settling in Donegal, a mere 150 miles from home. The direct route would obviously have been quicker, but thankfully life is not straight-forward and predictable.
What do I do ?
I’m self-taught and prefer to stay in the background, to get a candid shot, rather than a pose. I started off in film photography and learned the joys of Black and White printing while living in New York. The bin was often very full of mistakes and misprints, but it was worth it.
In recent years, I’ve been very lucky to get the chance to combine a love of live music and photography. This has brought me to a variety of national venues, including the National Concert Hall, Vicar St, The Sugar Club and Electric Picnic.
I’ve covered numerous local events for Music Network Ireland, the Earagail Arts Festival, Regional Cultural Centre, An Grianan Theatre, Donegal Music Education Partnership and the Balor Theatre.
For the last 7 years, I’ve worked with Turning Pirate on their brilliant New Years Eve ‘Mix Tape’ gig in Vicar St, Dublin. A brilliant way to end one year and start a new one.
Through all this, I’ve been privileged to hear a brilliant variety of music from gifted musicians of all ages, styles and nationalities.
An exhibition of my work covering 10 years of music in the Regional Cultural Centre was on display at the venue during 2017.
My music photography has been also been exhibited at the Regional Cultural Centre in 2012 and 2014, in conjunction with the Earagail Arts Festival.
My work has been used by a variety of organisations including :-
- The Irish Times
- The New York Times
- Time Out New York
- Electric Picnic
- Music Network Ireland
- St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Dublin
- New Years Festival, Dublin
- Irish Arts Center, New York
- Irish Association of Youth Orchestras
- Donegal County Council
- Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal
- Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
- An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny
- Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey
- Turning Pirate, Dublin
- Bluegrass Europe
- Donegal News
- Donegal Democrat
- Derry Journal
- Sperrins Tourism