Creative Photographer and Digital Artist
Where possible my aim is to challenge the fundamentals and boundaries of photography and to strive to be unique in my preferred style of photographic art. When creating pictures, I attempt to produce work that could possibly grace a living room wall. Picture sharpness is not a priority and I purposely set out to reduce the sharpness that we generally expect from a photograph. Compositional rule breaking is something I enjoy so I try to add this to the mix when appropriate. Photography is visual; the image is all-important so in my mind there are no rules. The creative process begins to take shape in my imagination and evolves with the use of traditional photographic techniques along with various art and craft techniques. Finally, Photoshop allows me to bring my perceived idea to fruition with the use of layers and masks.
I currently serve on the Royal Photographic Societies Fine Art Distinctions Panel and have some of my work is included within the RPS Permanent Collection.
I hold three Fellowships, two with the Royal Photographic Society and one with the Irish Photographic Federation. I am an invited member of the London Salon of Photography.
FRPS – Fellow. (Royal Photographic Society) 2005
AFIAP – Artiste. (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) 2010
MPAGB – Master. (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) 2005
FRPS – Fellow. (Royal Photographic Society) 2016
FIPF - Fellow. (Irish Photographic Federation) 2016
Judging National and International Salons is something I greatly enjoy; it is always a please to be able to view others work. Presentations of my work can also be arranged; a list of upcoming lectures can be viewed on the appropriate page of this website. I am enormously grateful to Fotospeed Distribution for sponsoring me, this allows me the opportunity to test a large variety of photographic papers.