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The High Arctic
On August 24, 2013 myself along with two other photographers - Chas Glatzer, and Daníel Bergmann, boarded the M/S Quest in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. We were about to head out for ten days of photography in and around the Svalbard archipelago. We were joined by 47 clients from all over the world. Kevin Raber, publisher of this site, was also with us.

The Arctic has long held a fascination for me and I was very much looking forward to experiencing all it had to offer. This is a sort of combination of trip report and photo essay to give you a taste of what it's like to explore this part of the world on board ship.

Overview Map Showing Svalbard in Context
Svalbard is located between 76° and 80°N, well into the Arctic Circle. During the summertime, the sun doesn't set, nor does it rise in the winter. For this trip, we were right on the transition - the swing from permanent day to permanent night happens over the course of just a few weeks. On our first day, the sun...

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I have had a lifelong love of imagery, particularly photography. I have been fascinated by the possibilities of imagemaking from the time I first held a camera as a child. My enthusiasm for photography had increased steadily over many years, including ten years spent in America becoming expert in the field of computer systems. But my heart remained with photography. I experimented constantly and read voraciously. I was introduced to the works of master photographers such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston; they opened my eyes to the possibilities of photography as art. Over time, my mastery of the technical aspects of photography matured. I applied myself more closely to the artistic elements of composition, light, colour and tone, the essential components of any great image. It is a study that I find intensely rewarding. My wife, Ann, and I made the decision to move back to Dublin where I threw myself into the business of making and selling my fine art prints. I have recently moved to rural West Cork, and am busy making new images, as well as conducting my photographic workshops. As Ireland is my home, it is my primary focus. I have many images from Dublin, Cork, Connemara and elsewhere. I also have many beautiful images from Scotland, Iceland and America. Please contact me if you don’t see an image from your favourite location. My portfolio is continuously growing, and your favourite haunt may well be my next destination.
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