Irish Landscape Photography
Thank you for visiting this site. Living in Ireland all my life, there are few better countries in the world for Landscape Photography. While I call myself a landscape photographer, I’m a seascape photographer at heart.
Being close to water is my happy place regardless of the weather conditions. I know it’s clichéd, but inner calmness can be found listening to the waves at the water’s edge. Sometimes they lap up gently, other times they crash violently against the shore. Regardless of the weather, I keep finding my way back to the coast-line with my camera. I don’t have a definitive style, instead I simply work what lies before me at any given time. For me, it is not simply only about creating an image, but more about spending time outdoors – the image is secondary.
Ireland is an amazing location for landscape and seascape photography alike. The variety of terrain found on such a small island is amazing. From the sandy beaches of the east coast to the rugged wind-swept cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way with mountains and bog-lands in between. Not forgetting the world-renowned north coast and the many secret coves of our southern shoreline. There are scenes worth shooting literally everywhere. Whilst I do occasionally venture further afield, my lifetime will be spent visiting & re-visiting my favorite locations. Each location is different every day. The changeable Irish weather, winds and tides open up countless opportunities to create unique images on every outing.
I started out in photography in my teenage years. Film cameras were the only option available. Little success was achieved in the early years & I more often than not failed to convey in my images the scene pre-visualized in my mind. The camera eventually got relegated to a dusty attic.
Years passed, before I knew it I was going to be a dad. It was time to get a decent camera again. Luckily or unluckily, this coincided with a nasty shoulder injury. Having been a very active long distance open water swimmer, it was a tough blow. The closest I could get to the water was a walk on the beach. Before long, the camera was coming along. My love of seascape and landscape photography was born.
Works have featured in Digital Camera Magazine & the prestigious Lee Filters Xposure Magazine. I have also written for Lightstalking.com. I held a solo exhibition of fine art photos in 2017. Competing at club, national and international competition, awards have been achieved at all levels. The highlight being winning Irish Photographic Federation Photographer Of The Year 2019.
Fine Art Landscape Photography Of Ireland