My StoryWhile I've always enjoyed taking photographs my "real" photographic journey began in 2008 when I became a member of a local Camera Club, where I learned a lot about photography - technical skills, composition, lighting etc - and I began to see the world around me differently, and changed the way I captured images.
Initially I was interested in photographing everything - I dabbled in portraiture, nature, sport, seascapes, still life and landscapes. In more recent times I've concentrated mostly on stonework, heritage and landscape. I live in a small town in County Wexford and luckily have access to nearby beaches and the trails of the Blackstairs mountain range. I take on other photographic work as well - corporate functions, architecture, product photography and still life.
In 2012 I received a Licentiate from the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF), awarded after having a panel of ten images assessed by some of the country's top photographers, and deemed to have reached the required standard.
I later became interested in International Salons (exhibitions) where digital entries are accepted for consideration for display at international exhibitions. Having sucessfully had 40 images accepted at different salons around the world I was awarded an Artiste distinction by the Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) in 2015.
I have had a number of exhibitions thanks to the generosity of the Library Services in Counties Wexford and Carlow, who allowed me to grace their exhibition spaces. I have also had the opportunity to display and offer some of my work for sale in a number of retail outlets.
In 2017 I developed a range of souvenir and photo gift products - aluminium prints, block mounted prints, photo slates and photo mugs - to compliment the souvenir range of photo gifts I was already creating - photo cards, fridge magnets, keyrings and mounted/framed prints. I also started offering personalised photo gifts.