About the artist
I am a twenty-five year old student living in Dublin City, Ireland. I am currently studying photography in DIT. I use a digital D70 most of the time, and sometimes film cameras, but only when I have to! I started this series about one year ago, and have really enjoyed it. All the images were taken with my Nokia 6680 mobile phone. On average, each final large image is comprised of 25 smaller ones. By merging them together, the scene is created. The toilet for me is something that mirrors the personality of who uses it regularly. I want to tell a story of what happens outside the toilet walls. Where is it? Who lives or works there? What age are they? What lifestyle do they have? The answers to these questions lie in the image. I used a mobile phone for this project because it was quick to use, and easy to move around, what was usually, a small space. The time to take each scene, was the same length one would normally stay in a toilet. This is just the start, as I hope to add to this series for a long time into the future. My aim is to build it up to over 200 images.
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