Harry Thuillier Jr studied photography in Memphis College of Art and completed his BA in Fine Art Photography in Boston before studying under Jerry Uellsmann in Florida. He returned to Dublin, Ireland in 1989 where the pressures of trying to voice his artistic expression contributed to a nervous breakdown. His subject matter was noted for its particular darkness such as ancient skulls, limbs decorated with opium pods and flowering nudes. While photographing street punks in Dublin one December night, Thuillier was attacked, and lost 80% vision in his photographic eye. The injury forced him to investigate other means of expression through photography and it was during his recuperation that he began working with large format cameras. This led him to study the expensive and almost ancient process of Platinum/Palladium development, the summit of alternative printing. This technique set him apart from other photographers to become one of Ireland’s leading exponents of fine art photography until his mysterious death in Milan in December 1997.