Paddy Kelly's work attempts to express and explore how thoughts, feelings and individual experience can be communicated and distilled through the photograph. Using a conceptual documentary approach, he is interested in situations that are intrinsically human and which have elements of both the higher and lower aspects of human experience; more specifically the borders between the two.
Zoe Hamill graduated from the University of Ulster in 2010 and is a founding member of the Belfast Photo Factory. Her work is concerned with the over looked and unremembered, along with the systems and criteria we use to make sense of an often nonsensical world.
Having started with a broad range of artistic skills, starting as a painter, Tony O'Prey's work has now focused within photography for many years. With influences such as William Eggleston, Peter Fraser, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter et al, each project goes beyond the recording to capture the unspoken, questioning beliefs and perception, to reflect truths and emotion within subjects considered mundane or everyday.
Gordon Ashbridge’s artwork is inspired by the beauty of ordinary places and objects, but believes that these so called mundane things have a deeper philosophical and spiritual significance. He has exhibited in Northern Ireland and internationally in China and Russia.
Andrew attempts to look at the gap that exists between our real self and ideal self. He feels this gap is filled by escapist tendencies, created through socialisation, forming an augmented, more preferable version of reality. Lives alone, drinks milkshake.
I like to take photographs and make books. My current work is based on documentary photography in an art context, to examine the transformations of social environments and human personality through the influence of institutions.
Colette is a graduate of photography at the University of Ulster. Her work focuses on fashion, music, editorial and art photography. Colettes work has been featured in AU magazine, Digital Camera magazine, Platform and Leftovers magazine.
As a photographic artist I wish to explore the use of the contemporary image as a voice for social documentary. By creating images of every day subjects and occurrences, that have by their very accepted commonness become unseen, my goal is to challenge and refocus our inner eye.
My current work involves memory, feelings, location and narrative. Starting in the recent past as an exploration of feelings things began to move backwards through time. The location of personal significant events provides a loose context.
Ian Foster aims his photography at the neglected/unknown aspects of life. With bodies of work based on Abandoned Autobahns, Confessionals & Orange Halls, he's inspired to shed light on subjects which aren't always seen in the public eye.
Born in Dublin in 1974, Jason Higgins graduated from the UUB in 2001 with a BA Hons in Visual Communications. In 2012 he achieved a MFA-Photography from UUB. His current body of work is an examination of the marks left by the forgotten coal-mines of rural Ireland.
I work for a variety of organisations and individuals, I also carry out self initiated projects and creative research. Fundamentally I'm interested in clear concise communication, I take pride and enjoyment in the design process and I love learning new techniques that benefit my work, and my thinking.