I worked closely alongside Irish queer pop artist Jack Rua to create an appropriate visual world to match his sultry electropop sound, designing his logo and creating images to accompany his singles and promotion.
Our first major project was his debut single “Scarlet A”, for which I photographed and designed the album artwork, and shot and directed the accompanying music video.
Song is contemporary with a 90s house vibe so our inspiration for the design came from that.
Artwork for GMG’s debut album.
A departure from the vividly colourful work I’d done with her before, the stark black and white imagery and text underline the melancholic tone of the album.
The album is available to stream here and on all other major platforms.
This work explores the world of gay online dating apps and how casually gay men expose themselves physically to others though photo sharing online and the long-term impact it has to ones relationship to their physicality.
Made twenty years after I had open heart surgery, these images reflect how the surgery has enabled me to live my life but also how it has impacted me.
The series also reflects on the fragility of life in general.
Taken during a Summer spent in New York, this work deals with the anxiety of being in a new place, finding your own identity at odds with your surroundings and the struggle to live up to expectation.
I had felt the Irish marriage equality campaign, while successful and well meaning, did tend to make queer people very palatable for the straighter masses.
In a move to counteract such visibility and the new wave of commercial queer representation, I created this campaign to shed light on what makes the LGBTQ+ community unique and to celebrate difference and variety as opposed to the notion that “we are just like everyone else”.
Using contemporary typefaces merged with a grungy black and white photographic aesthetic, I hoped to bridge the fighting spirit of queer people with modern design sensibility.
The #rethink logo is a nod to the iconic Silence = Death AIDS awareness campaign and the many queer people who fought for us to be able to live as openly as we can today.
This series looks at the conflict between my identity both as an Irish person and how my identity is influenced by colonal factors and influence.
It explores the the perception of Irish “millenials” by older generations and the common misconceptions associated with that perception
Poster and stills work for fellow IADT graduate, Eleanor Rogers’ film Breast Friends.
The design is more US inspired in terms of orientation and choice of fonts.
The logo is inspired by 70s/80s sports branding with long stripes and a large san serif font.
Also included are some stills I made for the film.
Created when I was turning eighteen, Phase is a work which reflects on the naivety and confusion of one’s teenage years.
It explores how these emotions and feelings are only temporal and part of the process of growing up.
A continuation of my 2013 work “Phase”, this series deals with turning twenty one, and reflecting back on what has happened in the three years since turning eighteen, as well as looking forward into adulthood and how to be ready for it.
Made on a three day workshop in County Mayo, this work explores the sometime discouraging experience of navigating through queer social circles and queer relationships and how it can stunt one’s growth and self esteem.
Graphics and posters for the IADT BA (hons) Photogrpahy graduating class of 2018.
A clean greyscale pallette was selected to keep the design current but timeless. The posters were used accross social media and in-show to promote work and direct visitors.
Portraits by Audrey Hendy
Artwork for my single Fallout, released June 2018.
Heavily inspired by 1980s new wave and synth pop acts, to authentically make the cover I shot self portraits on slide film (E6) and used still from the music video which was shot entirely on VHS