I am an Irish photographer based in London. I see myself as an observational street photographer “who likes to find mystery and menace in the everyday” - Niall O’Leary, Art Director, Millennium Images.

I trained in graphic design initially before switching to photography and these days I combine both in my personal work producing handmade photobooks.

Early in my career I worked as a wire service news photographer before moving to New York to study Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center of Photography School, graduating in 2000. 

Since then I have been a stay-at-home-dad, a swimming instructor and a staff photographer at a technology firm, resigning in November 2019 to pursue an independent photographic career. 

My work has been represented by Millennium Images since 2003. 

I was awarded a bronze medal and citation for bravery from the Irish Government Deeds of Bravery Council for a winter river rescue in 1990.  

Publications of my work going back to the early 90s include book covers, magazines, album covers, national newspapers in the US, UK and Ireland and more besides.

Books:

SOUTHEAST (in production)

WOOFERS: Dogs & Their People (no longer available)

Observing The Flag (no longer available)

Mixed Messages (no longer available) 

Exhibitions:

2014 Seeing Sydenham at On The Hoof Gallery and Bistro, Sydenham, London

2012 Creative Quarter group show at C&C Gallery, Forrest Hill, London

2011 Seeing Sydenham, SugaHill Gallery Cafe, London

2010 London Independent Photography, (group) Strand Gallery, London

2010 Flying Space Hoppers, projection at SlideLuck PotShow, Shoreditch House, London

2010 Flying Space Hoppers, projection at Format Festival, Derby

2009 Flying Space Hoppers, projection at Host Gallery, London

2006 Crosswalks: Contemporary Street Photography, (group) Oklahoma City Museum of Art

2005 New York's Irish, Garden City Public Library, Long Island, New York

2004 New York's Irish, Irish Arts Center, New York City

2000 International Center of Photography School: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program, Chelsea Arts, New York City

1998 Stolen Moments, Irish Arts Center, New York City

Thank you for your time.

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