New Perspectives on Irish Places by Fergal Kearney
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.