Thanks for visiting. This site is very much “work in progress” and is currently in 3 main sections –
The first photographs I made were black and white landscapes in Donegal using a Kodak Brownie camera (yes, it was a long time ago) borrowed from my brother. Landscape has always been a major photographic genre for me which I kept alive during my rally years (described below) through my mountain walking.
Since retirement, landscape (which I take to include seascapes) has become the main focus of activity for my photography. In my landscape photography I try to capture what the casual observer may not see or take in and I try to convey something of the character of the moment – the light, the conditions, and, sometimes, through these how something otherwise mundane can be transformed.
This section will be expanded to include recent digital pictures from Ireland, Scotland, USA, and France together with scans from my film years.
My main photographic activity between 1973 and 1991 was photographing car rallies both here in Ireland and in England, Scotland and Wales and a number of my photographs were featured in motorsport magazines. This was the pre-digital age and most were shot on Tri-X but also some colour (the low ISO of colour film was always a disadvantage when shooting fast moving subjects in a forest on a dark November day!). Now retired (from rally photography and work!), I have embarked on a project to scan many of these pictures and make them available more widely. It’s a slow process!
Cameras used over the years: Zenith B, Pentax SV, Spotmatic 1000, Nikon FE, Nikon FM. Negatives and transparencies are scanned using a Plustek 7600Ai.
As a keen hillwalker I have always had a camera with me whether in the Mourne Mountains at home, other mountain areas of Ireland, in Wales, the Lake District, Scotland, the Pyrenees, the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites in Italy. More recent pictures were shot digitally with a Canon G10 but the majority were on colour film both negative and transparency using a variety of cameras over the years - Rollei 35T, Pentax Spotmatic 1000 or one of Nikon FE/FM/FM3A. Another project is to go through these and scan them but work on this hasn’t started yet.
I am happy to receive any comments on the pictures in the comments boxes and if you wish to contact me about any of the pictures you can email me at