My work has been published online, in magazines, newspapers, archives and academic publications. April 2011 I won two awards in the Armagh County Museum Photographic Competition: a first prize in the "Black and White" category and a first prize in the "Historic Armagh" category. The photographs were shown in the exhibition and I'm expecting to show my work in another two exhibitions later this year.
Not being the most extrovert kind of person, it took me a while to start photographing people. I now enjoy it thoroughly, but I like to do this in a more voyeuristic style, the 'fly on the wall' kind of way. Just let me run loose at an event and ignore me. Of course there will be a brief at the start, where you get to tell me what shots you need, where and when. Below are a few samples of what I've done so far.
March 2011 I did my first shoot of a singing seminar, which took some getting used to as the mirror slap of an SLR will attract negative attention. After a few days I got the hang of it and I'm looking forward to more opportunities to enhance my technique for this particular type of event.
Since 2003 I've been documenting the William Kennedy Piping Festival. The most wonderful event and an absolute pleasure to shoot at. Organized by the Armagh Pipers Club. My photos of this festival have been published in the local newspapers as well as numerous international piping and traditional music magazines.
Promotional shots for quite an extraordinary ensemble, bringing together Irish and Scottish piping traditions.
I love to try and find the beauty in what's around us every day and Armagh proves to be an excellent source of great images with its historic architecture, beautiful scenery and public art. Several of my images have been used by local organizations for their brochures, signs, leaflets and websites.
Interior, exterior and detail shots for the new marketing materials of one of my former employers: the Charlemont Arms Hotel.
Now there was a challenge: make diesel engines look good. I didn't expect those machines to be quite photogenic and thoroughly enjoyed these shoots.