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Ireland AM TV Interview
I had a nice interview with Ireland AM this morning talking about my photography and my new book. Check it out!
Interview on "The Last Word" on Today FM
I was delighted to be interviewed about "The Skelligs: Islands on the Edge of the World" on the radio last night. You can listen back to the interview on The Last Word on Today FM below.  
Radio Kerry Interview
Delighted to have had a great chat with Deirdre Walsh on Talkabout this afternoon about the new book. Have a listen below!  
Radio 1 Interview on "The Skelligs"
Delighted to have had a great interview with Sean Rocks on RTE Radio 1's arts programme "Arena" about my latest book "The Skelligs: Islands on the Edge of the World". Have a listen below!    
Irish Examiner Article on "The Skelligs"
I'm delighted with a new article that was in today's Irish Examiner featuring an interview with me about my new book "The Skelligs: Islands on the Edge of the World". Head on over to the Examiner's website to read it!...
A Life in the Landscape Podcast—15
In this episode, I tell you about the Greenland photo expedition I'm co-hosting with Daniel Bergman in 2020. You'll hear about my previous trips to Scoresby Sound in Eastern Greenland and why I think this is one of the greatest...
A Life in the Landscape Podcast—14
In this episode, I talk about my adventures photographing Lemon Rock and the Skelligs from my new RIB. I also discuss what goes in to buying and running such a boat.  
A Life in the Landscape Podcast—13
A special episode of the podcast all about the times I had a drone failure. One was almost a disaster, but worked out well. I got one of my best images ever. The other didn't have a happy ending.
Loop Head Air Incident
A fiery sunrise over Loop Head in Co. Clare. This point is the culmination of the line of cliffs along the Clare coast that start with the Cliffs of Moher further north. The Shannon Estuary is on the right of...
My Fatbike Was almost Banned from Cape Clear
I felt like I was trapped in a Kafka story. The crew wouldn't let my pedal bike on to the ferry. "No motorbikes allowed." (Visitors aren't allowed to bring motorised vehicles on to Cape Clear.) I explained calmly that it...
My 2018 Photography Highlights
A very few times a year, the city of Dubai experiences dramatic fog at sunrise. It transforms the already dramatic city into a wonderland straight out of science fiction as the skyscrapers appear to float in the sky. I don't...
A Life in the Landscape Podcast—12
In this episode of the podcast, I look back at my recent trip to Cape Clear. I talk about my fatbike and I also review some of my favourite photographs of 2018.
Capturing the Golden Fort Single-handedly
Cape Clear did not disappoint. The south coast of Ireland was battered by a severe storm for most of my recent stay. The winds were so high and the sea so fierce that I wondered whether they would move the...
Embouchure Sparks My Photography
I'm working hard on my embouchure at the moment. Apologies if that's caught you unawares. I realise you don't come to this blog expecting that kind of language. First, let me explain what it is, in case you don't know....
A Life in the Landscape Podcast—11
In this episode of the A Life in the Landscape podcast, you'll hear me talk about my new book project. I'm heading to Cape Clear island soon to start work on it. You'll also hear me talk about my music...
101 Million Light Wells
When I started in photography as an amateur, I had a three-megapixel camera. At the time, it was a marvel of technology. Three whole megapixels. Now, you'd feel insulted to find that few in your mobile phone. Almost 20 years...
Clarity Leads Me to Cape Clear
Cape Clear Island. If you look hard enough. The image above is a photograph of Cape Clear, an island just off the south coast of Ireland. Dramatic, isn't it? To be honest, you might not spot the island at first...
A Life in the Landscape Podcast—10
In this episode, you'll hear about my recent trip to Svalbard. It was hugely successful, both as an expedition and as a photographic excursion. We photographed some remarkable locations. You'll see some of my favourite photographs from the trip below....
Photographing Aghadoe Heights
The alarm went off at 4am. I woke up begging for heavy cloud cover. Rain would have been perfect. After only a couple of hours sleep, I really didn't want to get up. Once again, Mother Nature took my wishes...
This Photograph Caused a Car Crash
Small Skellig is in the Atlantic Ocean. Who would think it could cause a car collision all the way out there? My new gallery is on one of the key roads into the centre of Killarney in Co. Kerry. It's...
Filming the Bull Rock
Dolphins. Little feckers. They were right there, fewer than 10 metres off the bow of the boat. But would they come closer and put on a show for the camera? Would they, my general purpose seat. On previous shoots, I've...