Interviewed by Richard West
Location: Artist's home, Newtownards, County Down
Date: March 2006

Still taken from: 'Sandy Row' by Peter O'Doherty

Still taken from: 'Sandy Row' by Peter O'Doherty

Chapter 13:

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Chapter 13 Synopsis:

  • Remembers producing images to go in suppliment for Australian magazine - brief required children with wild flowers and prime historical location.
  • Tourist Board continually trying to renew and refresh the perspective of Northern Ireland - to make the world take heed.
  • Later the Tourist Board was open to the interests of people wanting to see trouble spots.
  • Over time the demand for blue skies, white clouds and nice beaches begins to alter habits of looking.
  • Approached by Blackstaff (1982-83) to produce a book - 'Images of Belfast' - Robert Johnstone provides written material.
  • Publcation of this book very positive event.
  • The sheer amount of pictures he was taking during this period allows him to hone his skills.

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