I have varied my photographic genres from 'straight', documentary, comedy, street, but I have always come back to photomontage, as the means to an end. In a world of fast moving images and CGI, it seems suitable to continue the tradition of using photomontage to make a statement. The work is based on the reduction of numbers of many species that I would have learnt about in cartoons and Disney film animations. The following generations may not be entertained by tigers, Orang-utans, or hear the fairytales like Jungle Book. These endangered animals are losing habitats due to human expansion. Future families may only see the last remaining specimens in 'The Dead Zoo'. I took photographs of the preserved animals at the Natural History Museum. I picked out the animals that were most recognisable in shape. I removed the animal, replacing it with an image of what would have been alike, to the animals, natural habitat. I painted on a kind of history of the animal, so they, and where they were from would not be forgotten.
Annalee Delaney • Luke Faulkner • Ken Heffernan • Audrey Hendy • Sylwia Jurek • Niall Keating • Megan Killeen • Hannah McCarthy • Iris O'Connor • Dylan Ryan • Brigita Stankaityte • Leanne Sullivan • Gintaras Varnagys •