I saw Brian sitting in a phone box on High Street with his worldly possessions in a black bin bag at his feet. I had a brief conversation with him and he told me that he was a Falls Road Prod to which i replied that there can’t be too many of those. I saw Brian the other day and sadly he was a lil worse for wear but the 5 mins i spent in his company last year, have stayed with me. A kindly and soft spoken man who is afflicted by a disease but has retained his dignity and this portrait i feel puts that across.
Photographer and visual artist based in Belfast.
I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse as visually impaired individuals in Dungannn, Travellers across Northern Ireland, Young Offenders and many community groups across Belfast.
My work has exhibited extensively here in Northern Ireland in group and individual shows and has been shown in North America and i had my first solo international exhibition in New Zealand. I have been the recipient of a number of grants from the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
I’ll be blogging about Arts and Culture, primarily in Belfast
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