Michael McKeown had been interested in stills photography from the age of ten in 1958. When his brother bought a Canon 8mm Zoom cine camera Michael was a student studying for his ‘A’ Levels and made the transition to moving film. Before long Michael was blacking out his living room to show his films to his family and had joined a camera club, initially at Patrick’s College, Armagh and then at St Joseph’s Teacher Training College. Michael did keep up an interest in his hobby for some time but “only up to about the age of thirty when business life began to take over”. Michael has recently renewed his interest in his old films: “I have just had twenty hours of film put on to a hard disc for editing. They are priceless – I only wish that I had kept up shooting films in my thirties and forties”.