Trader - Pete Irvine
The man who is Irishmanlost.
Pete Irvine was born and educated in Northern Ireland, but spent many years living and working abroad before returning home to settle in Ballycastle. His love for photography developed at an early age when he was given his first camera and instantly showed a natural ability and creative flair for the medium.
He visited his first derelict building with a camera in 2005 and was instantly hooked. Now he travels all over Ireland and beyond, finding entry into places unseen by the public, capturing their stories as well as the beauty that pervades this kind of subject matter. Pete sensitively captures their unique and often sombre atmosphere through carefully composed images and fine details. He also enjoys photographing the scenery around the beautiful North Antrim coast where he now lives.