By building his own cameras, McCarragher has stripped his medium back to a basic process, and it is from this point that he has developed his particular visual language. His work has been shown at the ICA, as part of the group show 'Die Young, Stay Pretty' (1998). McCarragher studied graphic design at Central Saint Martin's.
"I have become particularly interested in pinhole photography and working directly on to the film with various light sources, transforming everyday objects like matchboxes and pill capsules into cameras. I am no longer handling film as if it were a precious material, which could be ruined if exposed to light. Rather, I want film to be accidentally exposed and distressed."