Apart from my commissions I tend to work on a number of projects at once over a long period of time. The more work I get the longer these projects take to complete.
2012 Photographic Projects Family Album 2012 to present
A broad take on my extended family that aims to make portraits of all
the customers of our family shop that closed in the last recession.
Black and white film.
The Sky And The Ground 2012 to present Artistic response into food production in Ireland using photography and video. More details to come.
Going Down The Town 2007 to present On going project with Irish Teenagers in Rural Irish Villages and Towns, shot on 120 film colour negative stock.
The Shrinking Horizons Of Childhood 2007 to 2012
Photographic project about childhood and how children spend most of
their time indoors. 30x 40 " Digital C Types from colour negatives shot
on a Mamiya RZ67.
Psyches 2006 to 2010 Personal project :
A disjointed series of photographs that displays a passion for image
making and the interior life . Digital and film, small book project.
I will also direct a short film and be cinematographer on a short this year as well.
Mike O’Toole has shown his work at The Art directors club of New york and in exhibitions in London,Barcelona and Paris. He lectures part time on the BA(Hons)in photography at IADT and Graduated with an MA in photographic studies from The University of Westminister.He also holds a Diploma in personal life coaching.His work has been commissioned by Conde Nast Traveller and Washington post and has won several international awards including a Silver at the Aop, Archive,Communication Arts and the International photographers awards.In 2010 his project the shrinking horizons of childhood gained an honorable mention at the Bernice Abbott photo awards in America.He established Photoparley, a meeting place for photo artists in Dublin.