Tommy comes from Marino on the Northside of Dublin. He spent many years working in the graphics business, before going to work in a busy Dublin Photographic Studio and graduating from the Dublin Institute of Technology with distinction in Professional Photography. His work appears in all of the Irish National Newspapers as well as in many foreign publications including Newsday New York, Libération Paris and the London Times, to name but a few. He has an impressive client list ranging from Eco-Unesco, the Health Service Executive (HSE) Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Thomson Reuters, SIPTU.
Tommy has always had a huge interest in Black and White Landscape and Streetscape Photography. Of late he has started to indulge this passion and the work you see here is a result of that. Having spent many years in a traditional Black and White Darkroom, he knows exactly how a Black and White Photograph should look. He keeps his style simple, staying away from all of the manipulation made easy by digital photography.
He feels that a lot of modern day Photographic Imaging is more Graphic Design than pure Photography, as the original scene can be manipulated to such an extent that it bears very little resemblance to what was actually there. Although he shoots digitally now, he uses only traditional darkroom methods to enhance his Images, i.e. burning, dodging, altering contrast and density. He never uses special effect filters so as not to destroy the emotional response to the original scene at the moment of capture.