Selected International Awards:
Fine Art Photo Awards 2018, 2nd Place, Cityscapes
Fine Art Photo Awards 2017, 3rd Place, Architecture
Life Framer Series Award 2017, Finalist
Life Framer Urban Life Photography Award 2017, Shortlisted
Chromatic Awards 2017, Honorable Mention, Cityscapes & Abstract
ND Awards 2016, Architectural Photographer of the Year
ND Awards 2016, Honorable Mention, Cityscapes
IPA (Int'nl photo awards) 2016, Honorable Mention, Architecture
IPA 2016, Honorable Mention, Fine Art
Moscow International Fotography Awards 2016, Finalist, Architecture Category
Moscow International Fotography Awards 2016, Finalist, Abstract Category
London Photography Festival 2016, Finalist, Abstract Photography Award
Selected recent exhibitions & publications:
Month of Photography LA, April 2018
London-China Photography, The Art Pavilion, London, Feb 2018
LensCulture; online photography magazine, Editors Pick - China (flat-pack 2)
Royal Photographic Society, Urban Photo Festival, Greenwich Gallery, London
London Photography Festival, The Crypt, London
Rattle, Journal of Art and Writing, issue v. - Scattered Signals
Manifest Gallery, Vista; Landscape in Contemporary Art, Cincinnati
Scopio Network & Research Group, online exhibtion - Large Sites
Both thrilling and frightening, massive growth of cities is one of the global features of our time.
In my photography projects I take a thorough look at this boom in urbanism. Taking a number of visual approaches I look at cities around the world, addressing their structures, narratives and transformations.
My ‘Crowned’ series looks at skylines and signature architecture of world cities. My vivid use of colour and form creates direct, bold images that accentuate the power and magnitude of these grand objects. They are portrayed as global beacons of beauty, ambition and extravagance - the jewellery through which world cities present themselves.
In my ‘Flat-pack (Shenyang & Chengdu)’ series, I look at the wholesale remodelling of two Chinese city centres into hubs of commerce. Working on both an abstract and documentary level, the photographs capture the unsettling, often chaotic, limbo space that people have to negotiate during this massive upheaval of their homes, workplace and way of life.
At a precarious historical moment for the UK, my ‘kingdom’ series looks mostly beyond the spectacle and branding of city centres to probe at the broader accumulated environment around the country. The photographs capture the significance of homes, industry, infrastructure and landscape -the complex bind of relationships that characterise and underpin a country.
For my commercial work I have photographed many high profile construction projects around the world. These include:
1 World Trade Centre, NY / Christies, Shanghai / The National Museum of Qatar, Doha / BBC Broadcasting House, London / BBC Media City, Manchester / Hoglands, Grade 1 listed restoration of Henry Moores former home & etching studio / Tate St. Ives
Fine Art, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, 1997.
Masters, Fine Art & Visual Culture, Bath Spa University College, 1999.
Born Belfast 1973.
Living in Bath, UK.