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Ailbe Collins
Self Published

56 pages
210 x 300 mm

No Crisis Here is a social commentary on the housing crisis in Ireland that, arguably, has been in place for over 100 years (cf. Dublin InQuirer). In October 2018, a cross-party motion in the Dáil supported the declaration of a national emergency in regards to housing and homelessness by a majority. However, the government was not obliged to act on this motion. Exploring the current state of the Irish housing and rental markets, Ailbe highlights the lack of governmental support and the structural issues that effect the most vulnerable people in Irish society. His work questions the common understanding of the term homelessness and brings into focus the mental as well as financial struggle of those living in emergency accommodation.

About the Artist
Ailbe is an avid lover of all things photography, especially when it comes to analogue photographic practices. When he was in art school in the mid 1990’s he was introduced to 35mm analogue film photography and working in the darkroom. Since this time he has spent the majority of my personal projects using analogue film. This love of capturing light is combined with his love of architectural visions and creative structural ideas, especially those that respond to their functional uses. Ailbe always enjoys being challenged to create a narrative within the imagery he produces for his clients. Ailbe’s compositions are purposeful in their capturing of the design of the structures or spaces in front of his camera, and how they influence the movement and approach of each individual or group who interact within the architects vision.

This experience, and full appreciation for photographic practises gives me a deep understanding, when it comes to using modern digital equipment and software, for documenting my clients architectural and interior design work.