I used to resist articulating my experience in Northern Ireland. I struggle to comprehend the shadow of the Troubles that I have been born under.
Northern Ireland is a confusing country. My visual language aims to assist both my and the viewers' comprehension of its complex experience. My self-analysis focuses on the process of integration in a country still haunted by its past.
I have always been very concerned with my surroundings; I assume this is a result of navigating a combative environment. I use this awareness and my camera, to further examine elements of tension and ambiguity in my surroundings.
I take my images very impulsively. it is the only method I trust. I fool the part of myself that does not want to speak into communicating my experience. I confront the trouble that I have spent my life unsuccessfully trying to ignore.
I then analyse these images; there are unconscious repetitions, metaphors, and expressions of emotions that I read as articulations of the split culture of my country and identity.
I hope that viewers can find something universal in the particularities of my experience. I choose to read Northern Ireland in my images, but their metaphorical content could be applied to other, similarly complex and inexplicable, experiences.