My name is Justyna Machnicka and I came from Poland to Ireland in 2006, settling in Limerick, which I have made my home ever since. I’m a mother of two kids, two cats, two guinea pigs and a hamster which means my house can be a bit like Jurassic Park sometimes!
What was your path to becoming a Landscape Photographer & What was your first camera?
What was your favourite Landscape Adventure Story since becoming a Photographer?
It would be very hard to choose just one. I remember so well how breathless from excitement I was seeing a raging storm in Kilkee! On another occasion, it felt unreal to meet a big crew of landscape photographers at sunrise in Kilfarassy Beach and see them all in action! It always makes me smile when I recall a dense fog morning in Two Mile Gate where I met Mark Fletcher and we decided to continue to Clare Glens -the conditions were unforgettable! I decided to go to Connemara all alone once, in lashing rain and blasting wind, I found a hotel when the sun had set and spontaneously explored this magical piece of Ireland despite the weather! My favourite landscape adventures are spontaneous road trips where nothing goes as planned