Aoife Herrity: Darkness and Light
On this episode, we speak with photographer Aoife Herrity. In the past five years, Aoife has become what she calls a "quiet" photographer, taking care to compose the perfect shot, filled with humanity and semiotics.
Before studying photography, Aoife had dipped her toes into film and acting, a path which she hopes to revisit in future but at the moment, photography has become her main creative expression. We talk about the natural phases any creative goes through and how each has to figure out the place where they do their best work, how to keep loving what you do and not see it only as a source of income.
Aoife opened up to us about the very real struggle of freelancing and how it is affected by the fast, efficient gig economy culture. We also touch on the extremely contentious upcoming abortion referendum taking place here in Ireland in a couple of weeks time. Aoife's work has been exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy and she has been recognised for her work by the Sony World Photography awards.
Her work can be found at www.aoifeherrity.com.
Aoife is also currently training to run the Dublin marathon.
Presented by Emily O'Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova.
Produced by Irina Dzhambazova.
Music by Le Boom