The Tweed Project

The images here were taken on a recent commission for The Tweed Project. In making the pictures my aim was more about capturing the spirit of The Tweed Project as opposed to just how the clothes looked on a model. In doing so it led me to thinking about the broader creative landscape in Ireland today. There is a pioneeering and innovative spirit inate in the Irish psyche. At our best - there is a rawness to our creativity, a truth and an honesty. The finest work is informed by an ownership of who…Read more →

Someday

I'm drawn to a pared down aesthetic. Clean lines, asperity, simplicity, economy, modesty, intimacy. All shades of grey, blacks, whites, dark tones and muted tones. Maybe it is in their held backness that I believe lies a greater depth. A richer tale. The Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer campaigns by Margaret Howell always delight me. Although the images are there to sell a product - they transcend mere advertisement pictures. To me they are beautiful portraits in and of themselves. A study in simplicity, beauty and integrity. For much the same reasons I love the biannual magazine The…Read more →

The world will always welcome lovers…

Engagement shoots aren't really my bag. I think its a lovely idea - but I find it hard to get my head around being all loved up on purpose - to make pictures. As a photographer I cringe a little at the idea of being the one to coax and cajole a kiss or two. However - this particular shoot was nothing short of a delight. I literally didn't have to do a thing. No schmoozing - no coaxing and cajoling - a little direction re lighting and composition - and it all just…Read more →