I began taking pictures at a very early age, about 8 if I remember correctly, and soon began to manipulate the images, painting on colors and adding my personal touches to create soft impressionist images.
My interest in photography led to further study and eventually a career in commercial advertising and fashion photography and I worked in several studios in Dublin, London and San Francisco. I constantly experimented with the medium of photography, seeking to put my own mark or style on the finished image.
I became interested in Pictorialism, a movement started in the late 1860s, it approached the camera as a tool that, like the paintbrush or a chisel, which could be used to make an artistic statement. Thus photographs could have aesthetic value and be linked to the world of art expression. It was my Eureka moment.
I learned a lot working at several studios over the years and have hopefully have let that experience develop into my work today. The challenge for me is to capture the energy of the moment, its up to you to judge whether I achieve that.
I have been lucky enough to have seek a path to expressing my view of the world and more importantly been able to share it with those who enjoy what I do.