Contributors

Robin Morton

Robin Morton

Robin Morton is a founding member of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland and a lifelong railway enthusiast. He is a guide at Whitehead Railway Museum and also convenor of the RPSI’s Events Committee. He is a journalist by profession, having worked for the Belfast Telegraph from 1974 until 2009, and is currently Ireland correspondent of Steam Railway magazine. He is a former board member of the NI Community Relations Council and is currently a director of the Northern Ireland Museums Council.

Michael McGeown

Michael McGeown

After attempting university for the second time Michael was awarded a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. However his love of the written word has always outweighed his… tolerance for numbers. He currently writes for an online film review website and he is in the early stages of writing his first novel and writing/directing a short film.

Brian McCready

Brian McCready

Brian lives in Banbridge, County Down. His photographs of the Mournes have been printed in a range of publications including The Great Outdoors, Outdoor Photography, and Amateur Photographer. In 2016 his image ‘Mourne Light’ won the UK wide Through the Lens photography competition, while his ‘Land of Narnia’ image was runner-up in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition.

Paul McCambridge

Paul McCambridge

Paul has been a photographer for over thirty years covering assignments for national and international newspapers and magazines. He has also been awarded the Simon Cumbers Media Fund twice for his work on Human Trafficking in South Asia. The Visual Arts are another aspect of Paul’s work, with photographic and video projects spanning many years. Producing books, educational publications and exhibitions locally and nationally.

Caitlain Rafferty

Caitlain Rafferty

I'm a writer from Belfast who loves writing anything important and local. Creating important pieces of film are my passion. I'm a massive 1975 fan and love sloths!

Gareth Wray

Gareth Wray

Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland I am a Landscape & Aerial Photographer with a deep passion for Irish landscapes. Particularly those along the Wild Atlantic Way & Antrim’s North Coast. My main goal is to boost tourism by creating awareness towards Irelands hidden beauty. Through my photos each accompanied by history & story blog, I endeavour to bring the viewers minds into my scenes.

Robin Cordiner

Robin Cordiner

Robin is a multi award winning visual artist based in Belfast whilst also working as a community arts facilitator on numerous public arts projects across the city. He has worked as a photographer since 2007. His photographic practice has most recently led him to explore the moving image as a means of expression for his work.

Jan Carson

Jan Carson

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in East Belfast. She specialises in arts engagement with older and people living with Dementia and has received funding through Queen’s University Belfast to carry out a research project into the representation of Dementia in literature. Her debut novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears and short story collection, Children’s Children, were published by Liberties Press, Dublin. A micro-fiction collection, Postcard Stories was published by the Emma Press in 2017. Jan’s novel The Fire Starters was published by Doubleday in April 2019. Her work has appeared in journals such as Banshee, The Tangerine, Winter Papers and Harper’s Bazaar and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She is currently working on her first television screenplay and a radio documentary for BBC Radio 4. In 2018 Jan was the Irish Writers Centre’s inaugural Roaming Writer in Residence on the trains of Ireland. She is the 2019 recipient of the Jack Harte Bursary. Jan has curated the CS Lewis Festival, the Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas and the inaugural Belfast Lit Crawl.

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Alasdair McBroom

Photographer and cinematographer based in Belfast. Curator and cog in the machine of Kin Magazine. One half of Wolfhound Media. Alasdair has worked as a professional image maker across multiple disciplines including journalism, commercial photography, aerial filming and photography and currently as a developing Director of Photography for TV and cinema.

Brian McCready

Brian McCready

Brian lives in Banbridge, County Down. His photographs of the Mournes have been printed in a range of publications including The Great Outdoors, Outdoor Photography, and Amateur Photographer. In 2016 his image ‘Mourne Light’ won the UK wide Through the Lens photography competition, while his ‘Land of Narnia’ image was runner-up in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition.

Paul McCambridge

Paul McCambridge

Paul has been a photographer for over thirty years covering assignments for national and international newspapers and magazines. He has also been awarded the Simon Cumbers Media Fund twice for his work on Human Trafficking in South Asia. The Visual Arts are another aspect of Paul’s work, with photographic and video projects spanning many years. Producing books, educational publications and exhibitions locally and nationally.

Gareth Wray

Gareth Wray

Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland I am a Landscape & Aerial Photographer with a deep passion for Irish landscapes. Particularly those along the Wild Atlantic Way & Antrim’s North Coast. My main goal is to boost tourism by creating awareness towards Irelands hidden beauty. Through my photos each accompanied by history & story blog, I endeavour to bring the viewers minds into my scenes.

Robin Cordiner

Robin Cordiner

Robin is a multi award winning visual artist based in Belfast whilst also working as a community arts facilitator on numerous public arts projects across the city. He has worked as a photographer since 2007. His photographic practice has most recently led him to explore the moving image as a means of expression for his work.

Nate Grubbs

Nate Grubbs

Nate Grubbs is a photographer, designer, and video artist. His photography work often focuses on human presence within empty landscapes. Born in the American Southeast of North Carolina, he spent almost ten years in the Pacific Northwest. Nature and an upbringing which encouraged traveling, developed in him a love of mystery and wonder. From a young viewpoint framed by car windows he became exposed to diverse ways of living within the same country. Much of his work is influenced by the slowness of his early use of film. When in conversation he can often reference obscure cinema or useless facts. He currently lives in Amsterdam with his Irish wife, Claire.