Hello. My name is Jackie Francis. I was born in Dingle but grew up just outside the village, in Balls Bridge, Dublin. As you can see from my picture, I am a photographer. I'm not a photographer by trade though, it's just a hobby. For a living I work in a well known butchers off Patrick Street in Cork. I'm not a butcher either though, I just work there.
I like to talk about photography as I think it is very nice. I like to photograph all kinds of things. Nature, landscapes, flowers, vaginas, still life, people. I started taking photographs when I was 5. My family were too poor to buy me a camera though so I improvised by using my eyes instead of a camera. I saved up for 5 years to buy a really nice Nikon set-up with a long lens. I don't like Canon though. Canon is shit.
Photography is important to me because it has made me happy all my life. Photography has always been connected to my love life. I met my wife through photography. Below is re-enactment* of the first time I took a photograph of her.
I love my wife. She is beautiful, like my Nikon. I love taking pictures of my wife, when she's out shopping or when she's asleep. My wife is a wonderful woman, I hope to meet her one day.Thank you Jackie!
*Johnny Logan is a paid actor and is not Jackie Francis [Logan images via bigmentaldisease]