The last few months have been something of an eye-opener in photographic terms.
Since its launch my website has attracted visitors from over 40 countries throughout the globe. It peaked at over eight hundred hits in one day last month and the interest in my photographs of the Milk Market has been phenomenal.
In July the Limerick Leader Newspaper gave my work some exceptional coverage over a three-week period. On the 9th July the newspaper ran a front-page story and devoted an unprecedented three page inside special to a selection of my early Limerick photographs. The public response prompted them to publish a further two page spread the following week and additional coverage was given to a human-interest story one week later.
As a result of this publicity people from all over the world contacted me and I have been very flattered by the number of people who have asked me to publish a book of Milk Market photographs.
I received a phone call from the Hunt Museum in Limerick two weeks ago inviting me to hold an exhibition early in the new year and a further one man exhibition of my work will be held in Dublin later in 2012.
While all this was going on I was fortunate to receive some very prestigious national photographic awards for my most recent work in Cambodia and Ethiopia.
So some future challenges have been set out for me and exciting times lie ahead. I’m currently giving serious thought to publishing a book of my early work and I intend to research the background of the characters in those photographs with this in mind. A Limerick Milk Marker Calendar for 2013 is definitely on the cards and this will be launched at the Hunt Museum Exhibition at a date that has yet to be decided. There are some additional projects in the melting pot but more of that anon.