I have been involved in teaching photography and related media since 1976.While having been a very early convert to Digital Media I have continued to use various forms of hybrid processes to articulate my vision of the world.
My interests in terms of Photography are very eclectic but would include the body, the landscape, the environment, the everyday and the notion of representing the time continuum.
My practice and research has revolved around the notion of representation of reality for many years. My background in photography and interest in technology informs a lot of my work with large format digital imagery. I have worked extensively in collaboration with other artists in exploring digital imaging and printing, most notably the painter Hughie O’Donoghue, with whom I developed a unique method of integrating digital photographic imagery with traditional painting which has featured in a lot of his work.
My ongoing collaboration with Fergus Martin has been more explicitly about notions of representation of the body using High Resolution photography and large format printing. Teaching: I started teaching photography part time in 1974 in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, I was appointed full time in 1978 and continued to teach analogue photography until the early 90s when I was an early convert to the Digital process first with desktop publishing and then photography and video.
I established the Photography Department in NCAD in the mid 80s which subsequently became the Department of Fine art Media, I took early retirement in 2014 while Head of that Department. During my time at NCAD I also undertook teaching exchanges in Norway, England and the US.
I also lectured extensively over the years to camera clubs all over Ireland and taught a Summer course in Photography each year for ten years at An Griannan Adult Education Centre in Drogheda. I have also tutored private clients for many years.