Welcome to my website. I'm originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland but these days I'm a serial expat. After a couple of years in Tirana, Albania I then lived in Munich before ending up in Tbilisi in Georgia. Right now, I'm in Manila in the Philippines.
I landed in Albania with my first digital camera and used the images to illuminate my blog of life in the city, Our Man in Tirana. Over time I wrote less and photographed more until at some point I began to think of myself as a photographer more than a writer and created my first website.
I photograph the world I find myself in. That world changes every two or three years so I'm always starting again, discovering somewhere new, evolving my photographic style. I am a photographer of places, most often urban spaces. I am drawn to architecture and design, whether on the grand scale of palaces, churches and skyscrapers or the reassuringly mundane office and apartment blocks of suburbia. I photograph the infrastructure we pass unthinkingly every day - street signs, electrical sub-stations, bins, skips and dumpsters - and the infrastructure that moves us - buses, trams and trains. I also observe urban life, photographing the everyday lives of people in their urban environment. Sometimes I stray beyond the city, but not often.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy my photographs. You can see more images on my blog, Pixellany, which also has my occasional writings on photography, photographs and photographers. Finally, please respect my work. All images on this site are copyrighted. If you would like to make use of any image please get in touch.