Anyone who knows Ireland or who imagines Ireland will have some visual association with the place. No where else of comparable size has produced such outstanding literature, music and art, so it is little wonder then that people around the world will have some spiritual or creative connection.
As a resident of Northern Ireland, I have always been very conscious of how the international perception of a place is often presented through the distorted lens of the media. While there have been many truths in the reportage of Ireland's recent history, those images have always sat uncomfortably with the reality of growing up in this unusual, but utterly compelling part of the Island.
I have been photographing Ireland for many years, but the work here in these pages is more recent dating from 2005. I endeavour to capture my images from curious angles, getting off the beaten track to explore common places from new angles, or to capture images of places never before seen through a lens. This short perspective will, I hope, go some way to addressing the conventional view of Ireland as a troubled land. Welcome to my reality and to the real Ireland.