“Walking Belfast” is a personal portrait of Belfast. It focuses on apparently insignificant details and moments. By walking down every street I explored Belfast’s diversity and my connection to the city. I noticed how my perception of place changed during the project. Over time I developed my own little routine on photographing. I started this portrait by collecting what I recognised as familiar or typical of Belfast’s flair and kept searching for stranger aspects and areas of the city. Despite knowing about Belfast’s troubled past, I focused my work on the personal experience of my daily life in Belfast.
What I love about Belfast is its diversity. Within the many different areas you’ll find a variety of atmospheres and ways of living. Most days, no matter how much time I’ve spent wandering around, I’d discover something new and unexpected, or meet someone to tell me an other story.
After one year of exploring my surroundings Belfast started to feel familiar and like home.