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ABOUT AIDAN O'ROURKE  

I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER, JOURNALIST AND NEW MEDIA AUTHOR based in Manchester UK. I have two main areas of interest:

  • The history, development and indentity of Manchester and the north west
  • Principles, techniques of photography, primarily digital

The main showcase for my Manchester work is Eyewitness in Manchester, part of Manchester Online is a combined work of photography, journalism and web design, all of which I do myself. I also do occasional Eyewitness in Manchester Live Events, where I display the photos, talk about them and invite comments.

In autumn 2002 I began contributing to Digital Camera magazine, by Future Publishing Ltd. I do the Question and Answer section.

In November 2002 I launched my digital photography seminar series, which I provide to the general public, and in-house to businesses. In the seminars I draw on my 14 years experience teaching languages to share my recently-acquired expertise in digital photography.

I undertake commercial photography assignments in the local area and supply photos worldwide for commercial use in print. I also collaborate on web design projects.

I am planning book and new media projects, and am currently seeking publishing deals.

I am a qualified teacher, and taught German and French at Further Education colleges in the Manchester area (83-91), and worked as an English language instructor in the Middle East (91-96). I have an MA / BA degree in Modern Languages from Trinity College Dublin. I attended Xaverian College grammar school, Manchester and Our Lady's Primary School Stockport. I was boen 9 January 1958. I am married with one daughter, Adele, born 4 Oct 2001.

My portfolio website www.aidan.co.uk has information, sample articles and photo collections

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