Graham was born in Dublin, Ireland, and lives in the ‘Garden of Ireland’, Wicklow. He holds a Masters in Economics from University College Dublin and works in the pension and insurance industry. Having had a keen interest in photography during school, he continued this into his adult life and at 30 years old, in 2011, he got his first DSLR and was a founding member of Greystones Camera Club.
Over the coming years, he immersed himself in land and seascape images, along with some wildlife & nature. In 2013, he was awarded his Licentiate of the Irish Photographic Federation (LIPF). This was based on a panel of ten photos showcasing a selection of his best work, which was adjudicated upon by ten judges from the IPF. Graham was also awarded an IPF Gold Medal as the overall winner in a print exhibition in Dublin and was part of the Irish panel at a colour biennial.
Graham commenced his journey in international salons in 2013 and was awarded his first international distinction, the Artiste de la Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (AFIAP), in 2015.
In 2016, he started shooting portrait and fine-art nude genres. These shoots involved studios, country house locations and a mix of the the beautiful landscape and beaches around him. This brought him huge success, with over 150 awards from international salons since May 2016. He picked up his EFIAP distinction in 2017 and, very recently, the subsequent EFIAP/bronze.
Graham is the winner of the coveted FIAP Blue Badge, as the Best Author, on eight separate occasions in the past year, including at the first Varadinum International Salon in 2017.
Aside from taking photos, he judges competitions, does talks on his photography to camera clubs, and holds individual workshops. Graham is also sitting the second of the three levels of distinctions available in Ireland, the Associateship of the Irish Photographic Federation (AIPF), during 2018, with a panel of tropical butterflies.