Capturing the magic of the Skelligs was always on my "to do list".I expected the islands to be an unusual place but not so dramatically different to so many more areas of beauty in Ireland. This collection of photographs is my view of how it felt to spend time in this UNESCO World heritage site. I was blown away by its sheer majesty and mysteriousness.
Living in such a beautiful area there is an abundance of coastal hide a ways and beaches that are perfect to explore.
Walking beaches gives you the time and space to stop and think.
For many years I have been lured to walk woodlands. I find they have a certain magic and intrigue. I have been on the hunt for the perfect woodland and can revisit location many times before I decide upon my composition. The silence draws me in. I never know what mysteries it will unveil.
"Sometimes all you need to do is stand still and look around"
Capturing the mood and atmosphere in a photograph can take time and patience but when it happens its worth every moment.
There is something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections.. The flow of water gives each photograph its own unique fingerprint.
When it comes to photographing mountains, I heavily favour the "eagles viewpoint" - Those grand vistas sometimes coupled with setting sun or morning sunrises are the only reason I venture up a mountain in the first place - to experience the view.
Reflections can place images within images. Sometimes it's the glitches in symmetry that make a photograph work.
It is the idea of an abstract landscape made up of the elements that exist within it that has always pushed me to make images taken from a different perspective.
This is a varied collection of ideas in a more contemporary style.