I work professionally as a freelance cinematographer and photographer. My work includes: Drama and documentary film; Commercial, portrait, fashion and performance photography. My photographic work also includes art and illustration commissions for books, magazine editorials and album art.
In addition to my professional cinematography/photography practice, I work in youth and community arts education. My practice is collaboratively based and centered on using the visual arts as a medium to engage with young people and communities to actively explore key issues within society. For the past ten years I have been working with young early school leavers, community groups and addiction support centres.
My work seeks meaningful collective exploration of subject matter though the medium of film and photography. In collaboration with young people and community groups we have produced drama and documentary films as well as public photography exhibitions exploring themes such as mental health, identity and community. These projects have contributed to help raise awareness and stimulate discussion within the wider context about the issues affecting the lives of the young people.
Recent work includes collaboration with writer/director Frank Berry (Ballymun Lullaby) and the Killinarden Community in Tallaght, West Dublin on a feature drama film (I Used to Live Here) which examines the terrifying phenomenon of cluster suicides among young people. The film was nominated for three IFTA (Irish Film and Television Awards) awards including best film and won the best first feature at the 2014 Galway film fleadh. It was released in Irish cinemas in 2015. I hold a master's degree in Socially Engaged Art (Further, Adult and Community Education) from the National College of Art and design in Dublin.