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?
For me, the best adventures always involve remote locations. I love exploring the islands along the west coast and I have camped on several of them at this point, but the one that stands out, is Inishkea South off the coast of Mayo. The island was abandoned in the 1930’s when the islanders were relocated to the mainland. The old village still sits on the shore facing the mainland and it is possibly one of the most beautiful settings in Ireland. In 2019, I visited the island and set up camp inside an old cottage ruin on the far side of the beach. The interior was open to the elements and grass had taken root. I spent the afternoon exploring and picking out possible shots. There were still a few day trippers on the island but one by one, they finally left and returned to the mainland. For the next few hours, I was like a child in a sweet shop, running around taking pictures in the beautiful low evening light. Before I turned in for the night, I sat and watched the last light fade over the mountains on the mainland. Next morning, I was up at first light to photograph the old abandoned village. After a while, a boat pulled in at the pier and several men jumped out with sheep dogs. Some unloaded barricades and set them up on the pier while the others whistled for the dogs to run ahead into the fields. I walked over and spoke with one of the men, who explained that they were going to shear the sheep and bring some of the ewes back to the mainland. After asking their permission to photograph the proceedings, I perched myself at a safe distance so as to not to disturb them and watched as the dogs raced around the fields and herded the sheep down towards the beach and the pier. It was one of those special moments and one I would not have witnessed, had I not stayed on the island. I wrote a blog about this trip and you can read the entire story here at: Read Here ›
What was your worst in-the-field experience as a landscape Photographer?
Sunrise or Sunset & Why?
Where is your favourite Location in Ireland to Photograph & Why?
What is your favourite photograph, that you’ve taken to date, & Why?
What equipment / Setup are you currently using?
Top Tip for anyone starting out?
Best Advise you’ve personally been given?
Who is your biggest inspiration as a Photographer.
The first time I saw an image by Peter Dombrovskis, it stopped me in my tracks. It was a foggy image of a lone Myrtle tree in old rainforest in Tasmania. It was so beautiful, that I couldn’t stop staring at it. His entire portfolio of work is equally impressive. Peter was an Australian photographer, based in Tasmania, who composed beautiful images of wild landscapes, focusing on light and texture in nature. Sadly, he died in 1996 during an expedition in the wilderness region of South West Tasmania.