About Me

I am an Irish visual artist currently based in British Columbia, Canada.

I have recently graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with BA Honors Degree in Photography. I have wide photographic experience, both in film and digital photography, incorporating black and white and colour. My work to date has been mainly concerned with music, particularly with up and coming Irish artists. While in Dublin, my work  regularly featured in Irish music magazines and can be found on many musicans’ websites. In the Summer of 2008 I was selected as an Irish representative and photographer for European Music festival, Europavox, in Clarmont-Ferrand. I was also recently (March 2010) shortlisted for Smedia’s News Photographer of the Year Award.

I have a curious interest in narrative photography and 2009 saw the publication of a self-initiated project based on vegetarianism and anti-animal cruelty. This project titled ‘Evisceration’  took it’s first format in the printing of a book in May 2009 and was later part of  a group exhibition in The Joinery, Arbour Hill. PETA also featured this work in their blog campaign. http://blog.peta2.com/2009/07/makes_you_think.html

2010 has been a challenging year to date, seeing the completion of my BA thesis titled ‘Hot Babes on Bebo : The Underwear Generation’ which, as the title suggests, examined the the implicatetions in the use of social networking sites. Following from this interest in digital media and culture came my major graduate project titled ‘Define Me’ which was a series of images taken to interpret the online and cultural phenomenon of textspeak based on Urban Dictionary. This project currently exists online and was also printed as a book (to be more specific, a dictionary). The book can be purchased but is made to order. I am currently looking at publishing opportunities. This work was also part of DIT’s BA Photography graduate show in The National Photographic Archive in Dublin in June 2010.

Having recently relocated to Canada, I am reviewing my practice and hope to make exciting developments with my work with intentions of incorporating mixed media. My blog acts as a workbook for me, to try out new ideas (or old ones) and it helps me find my feet.

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