David Farrell
 
 
Born in Dublin (1961), read Chemistry at UCD graduating with a Ph.D. in 1987. Currently working as a lecturer in photography in IADT-Dun Laoghaire. He has worked independently and on 'communion' projects with partner Gogo della Luna (Gudòk). Received the European Publishers Award for Photography in 2001 for 'Innocent Landscapes' and in 2004 participated in the ‘European Eyes on Japan’ project. ‘Crow’, his collaborative multimedia film with composer Benjamin Dwyer, was premiered during the Composers Choice Festival at the National Concert Hall Dublin in 2005. He recently exhibited at Houston FotoFest 2006 and is currently the subject of a documentary by Donald Taylor Black (Poolbeg Productions).As a photographer of ‘the real world’ I am compelled to engage with the necessary ritual of placing myself in front of my subject/object and dealing with the vagaries of light and mood. This for me, of late, has been deeply rooted in the landscape wherein I excavate specific landscapes with photography and time. davidfarrell.org
 


"I sometimes think I have forgotten everything.
Why does a person live at all
if he forgets everything anyway?"


The Museum of Unconditional Surrender
Dubravka Ugresic