Ongoing body of work made up of several projects looking at a city not unlike Dublin.
This is a story about a circular land, a 250-metre wide strip that curls around Paris.
Contours tries to break the pattern of sensationalist journalism often used to depict the 'banlieue' of Paris. Drawing on the sense of socio-political hope that was present in the area from the 1920s and which ended with the building of the 'périphérique' motorway in 1958, I am seeking to recreate a fictional green belt around the city. By looking at how a selection of 'natural' spaces are used, I am trying to figure out what remains of the original vision and suggest how the area might look today if things had played out differently. However, the reality is never far from sight.
I took the majority of these photos while living in Paris between 2007 and 2012 . What began as a nagging sense of curiosity, grew into an affinity with the landscape and an urge to tell a story, which would go beyond the stereotypes sometimes associated with the territory.
Ten years in September. Breakfast is the best meal of the day. It was suppose to be about the land. Trips are the lifeblood. I can't imagine us living here. It's like time is suspended.
n 21 June 1798 over 15,000 British soldiers launched an attack on Vinegar Hill, just outside the town of Enniscorthy. The battle is part of one of the most significant events in Ireland’s history – the 1798 Rebellion. It marked a turning point in the rebellion, as it was the last attempt by the rebels to hold and defend ground against the British military.
In August 2014 I photographed the annual re-enactment of the battle. I was interested in the idea of a village spectacle which brings the current inhabitants face to face with the narrative of their past but also the geographic relationship between the town and the nearby hill.
This story is part of a larger ongoing body of work looking at customs and spectacle in Ireland.
Documentary and commercial photographer based in Dublin.
Examples of magazine stories shot over the last few years.
Clients include: The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, The Guardian, Business Week Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Society Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Cara Magazine.