We Have Always Been Here (2017) is an unresolved portrait and interview series, focused on Generation Z and the question of "Northern Irish" identity. My generation have come of age into a much less stable future than what was promised us. However I particularly wanted to hone my project in on my peers from Northern Ireland, and those who had moved away. Having been born into the first "peace time" era in decades (within a year of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998), the Northern Ireland we grew up in was supposed to promise stability and forward thinking - at the time I started this project our government had recently collapsed and at time of writing it remains that way.
Shot with a Minolta Dynax 300si on Ilford HP5 35mm B&W ISO 400