Born 1956, Syria, to Irish Parents.
Raised and educated in Athens, Cairo, Rome, Dublin and London. North East London Polytechnic- Scientific Photography.
Desmond worked as a freelance advertising photographer for 30 years, based in London, with clients from Apple to Xerox and everything in between, worldwide.
When digital facilities came into existence, his interest in making images developed into a passion for controlling the medium of photography through digital construction.
After moving to New Zealand, he chose to no longer work in advertising, and was inspired to generate new work and move in a totally new direction. The new work encompasses a stitching and layering of photographs together digitally. With a strong graphic presence these images have a lovely sense of proportion and narration.
Desmond’s philosophy is that he is no longer taking pictures but making images.