Conversations with Humankind
MD - ONEILL PHOTOGRAPHICS
The Only Way Was to Buy a Dead Mans Green Card
I was a banker before I was a photographer.
My parents wouldn't agree to me going to art school. They wanted me to get a real job. I'd been shooting since the age of ten. I always had the passion. I started on an Olympus Trip. Photographing everything. I grew up between London and Paris. My godmother was the curator at the Louvre. And she taught me so much about light, life and art. Light through cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHER & STORYTELLER
Brian took the photo of his wife Ann, who is featured on our Ann Clutch.
After the death of my mum as a child, I lived on the streets of Kampala. Sleeping on verandas, eating from bins and doing nasty things which would always get me into trouble.
I remember my mum asking me what I wanted to be and I described to her how I wanted to travel the world, taking photos, and telling stories. She concluded "a Journalist". That stuck with me and I believed that I would be that someday.