Always learning

Around the age of 12 I started taking pictures with my dad’s Canon that he bought in Japan in the 1950s. I still have that camera.

I started working in photography in 1988. I got a job in a one-hour photolab in Eckerd’s drug store in Sarasota, Florida. Within a few months I found I loved this stuff and joined Sarasota Camera Exchange and Photolab.  My teaching practice began when I was assigned to train new employees in the commercial lab. By 1991 I was doing freelance commercial work.

I officially started teaching at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, and for the past 19 years I’ve worked in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

All this means I’ve been thinking about photography and education for a long time, and always trying to do better.