Over the last number of years Ireland has seen unprecedented growth and prosperity.
The new nationwide motorway system linking main areas of populations is dramatically changing the topographical landscape of the country forever.
Between 2001-2003 the artist documented the borderlands of the new motorway system and the existing hinterland and how this change is leaving its permanent mark on the landscape.
The photos show snippets of landscape, not as an illustration of reality but rather as images of a potential reality of this landscape. The somewhat disorientating photographs show us places that we do not know about, too transitional to be nature, places whose initial function we have long forgotten about, even if they have retained traces of it.
What interests him and what he photographs is the appropriation of such places, and traces of activities reveal them in their true nature, and restore a new reality to them. These are mutations of the landscape: which through new and often fleeting uses take on a different meaning, a meaning that the observer can deduce through their own experience.
A visually stunning exploration of the most significant migrations of the early 21st century, using large-format, hyper-detailed images.
Drawn together from the four farthest points of Europe, these beautiful landscapes and portraits meditate on the meaning of borders and limits, on what the world looks like where the land ends...
What fuels the human desire to commemorate through monumental works? A subtle meditation about some not-so-subtle objects.
While documenting the harsh living conditions of the thousands of African immigrants that work in Italy picking tomatoes, the photographer was confronted by the workers, who demanded dignity — "I am not what I look like" — transforming these pictures into a universal, conceptual exploration of identity.