About the Book
O'Rourke Family archive from 1960s,70s and 80s, all shot in Ireland.
I have been asked to do something with these recently found slides. I have scanned and retouched them to produce this book. 10 copies were made to give to the members of the family who are still around. The project was a great success as nobody hoped to see these pictures again, they were long forgotten.
Julija Svetlova is a prolific freelance photographer based in London. Her love of photography began when she started experimenting with analogue cameras as a teenager in St Petersburg. In 2003 she joined the Hermitage Museum's photographic laboratory before moving to London to study Digital Lens-based Image Making at London College of Communication under the direction of Graham Diprose. While still studying, she ran a series of Lomography Workshops for the Photographer’s Gallery and Arts Council's Paralympic Project in London schools. Following this she became an associate lecturer at London College of Communication. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. In 2011 she became a runner-up in the prestigious Fitzrovia Photography prize. In 2012 she contributed to Photography: The New Basics published by Thames & Hudson. Julija is currently working on commercial and personal projects using both digital and film mediums.