The Central Bar
This series was made in a small pub on the main street of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. It is a unique place that attracts a whole host of interesting people who come to spend time there, both alone and to socialise in the company of others. As a stranger, I was happy to be welcomed humbly into their world and soon felt right at home in their company. This project makes links between domesticity and the social aspects of a local pub, and how people choose to spend their time. By getting to know the regulars and making photographs based on my experience, I hope to give the viewer insight into the atmosphere and warmth that I felt whilst spending time with these people.
Chad Alexander • Sophie Butler • Bernie Colton • David Copeland • Gosia Cwiech • Chloe French • Jessica Friars • Richard Hamilton • Sharon Johnston • Amy Kelly • Aimee Kitchen • Olga McGeough • Aidan Pedreschi • Orla Quinn • Rachel Smyth • Dàibhidh Stiùbhard •