David Killeen


Perhaps when we think of a suburb we my think of a verity of words such as pleasant, quite, plain, or mundane. Words that portray a place to be just average, lacking perhaps in dynamism but looking beyond the surface there certainly lays something more intriguing. In recently moving to the suburb of Colliers Wood, London, I’ve documented this suburb in the hours when the daylight is dwindling to record a surreal environment. Expanding to other areas photographing focusing on parks, playgrounds and walkways and wooded area, basically spaces for the local community to use for recreation.

Observing between what can be perceive of a space and that of an alternate reality of a fanciful fairytales that can be both dark and yet can be humorous. A door discarded and dumped into pond now floating on the surface perhaps can also be seen as a doorway into another world. Altering what may be seen on the surface into an illusionary if not mythical space that we usually would identify in the realms of television or cinema.


Born in 1984 he is originally from Dublin currently based between both Dublin and London. He began photography at the tender age of fourteen in secondary school and would go on to study Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art & Design, graduating in 2008 and there after complete his Masters in Photography & Urban Cultures in 2009 at Goldsmiths University of London.

He has created a number of series that have focused on landscape, history, and urban environment. He has exhibited in Ireland, Britain, United States and South America. This includes a solo exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society in their exhibition space The Pavilion in Kensington, London.


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