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 →

Diving In

I took it upon myself to create this short series of pictures. It is a photo essay on the beautiful geometric nature of the Blackrock diving boards and their surrounds at Salthill, County Galway. The graphic form and lines of the place, and its minimal yet strong colour palette are a study in functionality, simplicity and beauty. The coastline along our west coast is a wild and a rugged one - for the most part stormy seas, rocky shores and roaring winds. When I consider the tension between the clean shapes, lines, forms of…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 →