Aidan O’Rourke takes photographs and now makes videos, focusing on cities. For over twenty years he has documented the development of Manchester and Liverpool and has photographed other cities too, including Berlin, Dublin, London and New York.
He has contributed writing and photography to websites, magazines, newspapers and books, including five titles from Batsford’s ‘Then and Now’ series: Manchester, Manchester United, Liverpool Glasgow and Birmingham.
He is a graduate in Modern Languages from Trinity College Dublin. He taught German, French and English in Further Education, went to the Middle East to teach English and returned home to pursue a varied freelance career in photography and online media combined with freelance tutoring. He teaches German language and English as a Foreign Language to private individuals and in industry.
From mid-2018 is building a portfolio of slide show videos on his YouTube channel Aidan O’Rourke Productions. Cities are the main focus, especially Manchester, Liverpool, Dublin and Berlin as well as photography technique, survival language learning and other educational topics.
Aidan offers one-to-one coaching in Photography, runs the Victoria Baths Photography Workshop and takes people on Photo Walks around Manchester and Liverpool.
He has a weekly music show on ALL fm Manchester and lives with his vinyl collector wife Ann, from the Philippines, and his extremely creatively talented daughter Adele (born 2001).