Born in 1969, in Dublin, Ireland. Eamonn Doyle lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
Eamonn Doyle studied painting and photography in Dublin in the late 1980s. He spent the following 20 years working in the independent music industry, returning to photography in 2009. His debut photobook, “i”, described by Martin Parr as ‘the best street photo book in a decade’ was published in 2014. Its follow-up, “ON”, was published a year later. Shot in the same Dublin streets as its predecessors, “End.” is the final part of this trilogy. A collaborative work with illustrative and audio elements from Niall Sweeney and David Donohoe respectively, the book is published in 2016, in parallel with his exhibition at the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.
The series seeks out the driving forces of both photographer and subject in an exhibition that brings together three bodies of work—”i”, “ON” and “End.”—exploring the local streets of Doyle’s native Dublin. Though apparently the concluding work of a trilogy, “End.” actively opens up the heart of the whole. “End.” as a sequence of events revealing a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants. Created as both installation and publication, “End.” is a collaborative work by Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney and David Donohoe. Built around the photographs of Doyle, it also features drawing and sound by Sweeney and Donohoe.
“ON”s black & white giants convulse across their own image, bracing the hard Dublin light.
“i” presents unknowable street figures enveloped entirely in the interior landscape of their location.