About

Yep, that’s me.

Welcome to my photography website. I am a 40 year old Dubliner who loves nothing more than to wander the streets of a new and unfamiliar town or city with my camera at the ready. I specialise in urban landscape, architecture and street photography. Although the majority of my work comes from the urban environment, I enjoy photographing landscapes and seascapes from time to time too. I have always had an interest in travel since I was a child watching Michael Palin’s travel programmes on TV. I was facinated by all the exotic places he visited with his crew. As a teenager and young adult I devoured travel books by the likes of Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux.

As an adult I took up photography as a way of documenting my travels. A good friend called José introduced me to the basics on a little Olympus compact during a visit to his home region of Andalucia. The rest as they say is history. That was back in 2005 and I’ve been learning and shooting during my travels ever since. Luckily for me, travel and photography go together like Ryanair and excess baggage charges.

As already mentioned, I particularly enjoy shooting urban landscapes particularly during the evening blue hour just as the light is fading and the city lights are coming to life. Early morning before sunrise is another time I particularly enjoy getting out with the camera. I once stood in St. Mark’s Square in Venice at 5 am and had the whole place to myself. Photography aside, that’s quite an experience.

You’ll find a lot of photography from my home city of Dublin in the galleries as well as from around my beautiful green country of Ireland. France features prominently too as it’s a country that is close to my heart. I lived in the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde back in 1999/2000 where I met my wonderful (and infinitely patient) wife. We now live back in Dublin with our five year old son who has just gotten his first camera. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! There is plenty more photography from around Europe as well as North Africa. I plan to extend my travels in the coming years to America and Asia in particular. Japan is high on the bucket list.

In terms of equipment, I’m a bit of a minimalist. I have no real interest in having piles of lenses, quite the opposite in fact. I like to travel as light as possible. I own just one SLR camera body and lens: a Canon 6D Mark II with a 24-105 mm lens attached. I also have a Panasonic ZS100 that I keep in my pocket at all times. You never know when a photo opportunity will arise. Apart from that, I have Manfrotto regular and travel tripods, a couple of ND filters and shutter release cable for when I’m shooting long exposures. This all fits within a Think Tank Airport Essentials camera backpack with plenty of room to spare.

Fine art prints can be purchased of all of my photographs by clicking on the ‘Shop‘ button. There is a wide range of sizes and formats available. Prints can be delivered worldwide. Licenses to use my photos for commercial, editorial or other used can also be purchased directly from the site.

I also regularly teach photography to individuals and groups as well as give presentations to photography clubs. You can find more information on the Workshops page. Teaching photography is a wonderful experience. I love seeing people progress and produce their own beautiful work.

The blog is where I give some background information to my photographs and create smaller location and theme based galleries. I have also written a number of photography tutorials that you can find in the blog. I enjoy travel writing and there are also some travel diaries documenting my experiences while travelling. 

I hope you enjoy browsing my portfolio as much as I enjoyed creating them. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries or just want to say hello.

Barry.

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