In Lockdown with Shane O’Neill

In a new series starting today on Breaking Glass, we’ll be featuring photographers across the UK and overseas, checking in to see how they’re doing during lockdown and what they’re shooting. First up is Shane O’Neill, making the most of the deserted streets with some bold cityscapes…

’My name is Shane O’Neill, I’m in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in lockdown with my boyfriend.

The photos that I have included are from my walks during lockdown. I have been leaving home as little as possible but, when I do go out, I take my camera with me to document what I see.

Before lockdown happened I was working on a project photographing drag artists in Northern Ireland, both portrait and documentary, and I am really looking forward to getting back to working on that.

This lockdown situation has been strange and it really shows how important the little things in life are, so stay positive, stay safe, stay creative.’


All photos are taken and copyrighted by Shane. Check out and follow his work on his website and Instagram accounts for a variety of  photography and dedicated portrait shots.

Links to the rest of our series of features with photographers in lockdown can be found here

20th April 2020