Homebird, an intimate portrayal of Belfast, opens a conversation about Northern Ireland’s identity and sense of belonging, at a time of internal dialogue about redefining the island’s international position and representation. Delving into the deeply rooted connection between place and identity, portraits and personal stories allow for a nuanced narrative, aiming to redress Belfast’s stereotypical representation.
Ben telling me about his baby girl (last portrait above / listen to Ben here)
“Daddy is from Northern Ireland and he always wanted to create a family here. Just – I just want her to be pure. Just don’t want her to get into the shit that I got into when I was younger. ...”
Showcasing my portraits at a local gallery was a fantastic opportunity to invite all collaborators to meet each other. It was a fantastic moment seeing everyone come together and defiantly the greats outcome of my work!