Born and raised in Dublin Ireland I moved to New York City in 1980 where I was introduced to the world of black & white photography. I relocated to Sydney Australia in 1996. There I was fortunate to meet a wonderful mentor in master printer, photographer and director of Point Light Gallery, Gordon Undy. Under his guidance my creative vision cleared and my love and knowledge of printing in the darkroom grew. Another major influence on the direction of my work came by way of two workshops given by legendary American photographer Ralph Gibson. You can teach yourself anything I suppose but having the help and guidance from these two great photographers was essential in me reaching this stage of my creative journey. Although now working mostly in digital my background in the darkroom and the traditional printing method is the foundation for crafting my images on the screen.
My photographic roots are planted in Film Noir and all that genre evokes by way of lighting, low camera angles and suspense. With the capturing and manipulation of light I try to bring an air of mystery to my work. Hopefully this results in images that are both visually pleasing and leave room for the viewer's imagination to roam.
Look Aro Gallery Sydney Australia
Round the Square Australia Square Sydney Australia
Arcana Barometer Gallery Sydney Australia
Allusions Point Light Gallery Sydney Australia
Double Feature Point Light Gallery Sydney Australia
Anomalous Point Light Gallery Sydney Australia
Works...in mysterious ways Point Light Gallery Sydney Australia
New York state of mind Gold Street Gallery Melbourne Australia
New York state of mind Point Light Gallery Sydney
Photo Place Gallery Vermont USA
Various group exhibitions Australia
2011 US B&W Magazine Still Life silver award.
2009 US B&W Magazine Portfolio Contest winner.
2005 B&W Spider Awards Still Life (amateur category) winner.
2005 B&W Spider Awards Fine Art (amateur category) finalist. 2005 B&W Spider Awards Abstract ( amateur category) finalist. 2005 US B&W Magazine Single Image Contest merit award. 2004 Photo Award finalist.
Hide & Seek booklet
Rabbit Poetry No 4
US B&W Magazine
US B&W Magazine
Art Source Book/Brazil
US B&W Magazine The Annual
Nikon Visions Nikon in house publication