Break the rules.
I’ve always been artistic and explored different forms of creative expression. I had been struggling with music for a long time when I decided to get a DSLR camera. Photography was just meant to be a therapeutic thing, but I became fascinated by it.
I began to study locations and plan lots of technically challenging photos. Eventually I realised that I was finding a lot of unique perspectives of Northern Ireland and refining an image style that was distinctly my own.
My work is a bit different because I take a lot of my pictures late at night when people are asleep. I often wander off the beaten track, and sometimes I end up in places I shouldn’t be. There’s something about discovering views that other people don’t get to see.
I like to inspire people to be boisterous and break rules. I think humanity is currently on a very dark path due to our current way of thinking and our obedience to powers that do not serve us. We need to break more rules and be less passive about the world we are accepting.
I believe this reality has infinite potential for better things if only more people could see it. So break the rules!
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Scrabo Tower Nightscape, County Down, Northern Ireland. I went to Scrabo Tower at night to get a shot of it and the moon. After taking the shot, and on my way back home, this view attracted my attention. I like this photograph because of the light from Newtownards bouncing off the clouds, making for a very dramatic looking sky.
The Duke of York Pub, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast. Stone ginger beer bottles in window. Almost surreal in appearance, this photograph was taken at 3am, when the streets were dark and empty. Taken as an experiment, I am proud with how it turned out.
Harland and Wolff Shipyard from the M3, Belfast, Northern Ireland. I like leading lines, and teh fact you are in a tunnel. I like the shadows and light patterns in the tunnel walkway.
Where the f*** is home. Bench at Donaghadee Harbour, Northern Ireland. This image is quite meaningful to me, because this bench reflected how I felt homeless spiritually when I took this photograph.
Obel Tower, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This image was taken in the early morning hours when no-one was about. Resulting in an image reflecting the eerie silence of a city asleep.
Saint John’s Lighthouse, County Down, Northern Ireland. I went to this location to photograph star trails. As the sky was a bit hazy, I created this image instead. My camera was pushed to it’s absolute limits to capture this image.
Ballard Longstone Starscape, South Armagh, Northern Ireland. I started photographing star on the north coast of Northern Ireland, and ended up here.
Saint Georges Market, Belfast Northern Ireland. The season was changing to autumn and I was drawn to the bright colours of the leaves which had fallen into a large puddle that reflected the exterior of the market building.
Graveyard Sparks, Greyabbey, Northern Ireland. Don’t ask. Don’t tell.
Craigmore Viaduct sunset, Newry, Northern Ireland. This image was taken at the end of winter, as you can see by the frost on the grass. I was out flying drones with friends, and hadn’t planned to take photographs. This photograph turned out to be one of the best photographs I have taken of this location.