Brian Cooney is a self-employed photographer who credits OCA with substantially broadening his horizons and defining his current practice. Studying photography has changed the scope and scale of the commercial projects Brian is now able to work on.
‘I study for the love of the subject. I don’t need a degree in photography to make my living as a commercial photographer but studying for one is helping me examine the nature of the Ireland that lies behind the postcards,’ says Brian. ‘OCA has pulled me out of my creative comfort zone, made me think differently and expanded my vision.’
‘There is an entire world of photography out there that I never knew about until I came across it as part of my studies. The feedback from each of my tutors has been pure gold. I never feel like I am being directed to go a certain way or follow a certain path.’