about ciaran / biography
Ciarán’s photography is focused on the landscapes of Sligo, Galway and the West of Ireland.
Much of the West of Ireland’s beauty manifests itself in its stunning sweeping vistas; from the iconic slopes of Benbulben and Knocknarea, posing as majestic sentinels over Sligo town, to the county’s striking coastline and tranquil lakes; while the majestic Twelve Pins and tranquil Lough Corrib typify the striking landscape of Connemara in Galway and Mayo.
Living in and exploring this breathtaking scenery is largely responsible for his interest in landscape photography.
Ciarán’s photography is best characterised by his panoramic compositions which condense expansive views into a single photograph. The resulting images capture the essence of the landscape and help to renew our sense of wonderment at the natural beauty of our surroundings.
Ireland’s rich historical landscape is also the inspiration for another one of Ciarán’s collections entitled Ireland’s Abandoned Ruins. This series of haunting photographs represent historic footprints of subjects from a bygone age which are being clawed back by the elements.