For such a small place, the amount of talent Ireland produces in various fields never ceases to amaze. Photography is no different and since the advent of social media, it’s become easier for us to view some of the breathtaking work being displayed by our countless talented snappers.
Below are just a few Irish photographers whose talents will absolutely blow you away. If you’re not following them yet, that’s about to change…
1. Christian Tierney
A photographer and filmmaker, Christian has snapped some of the most famous names in music such as The Weeknd, Macklemore, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato. He has a seriously impressive portfolio for just 21 years old, touring the world alongside Conor McGregor and Niall Horan as well as shooting countless concerts and festivals such as Electric Picnic, Longitude and Forbidden Fruit.
2. Evan Doherty
A fashion photographer who discovered his passion at an early age. Evan has experience of capturing a wide range of famous Irish faces decked out in the latest threads. Evan has quickly become one of the most sought-after photographers in Ireland regularly travelling, working with celebs and shooting in exotic locations.
3. Elaine Doyle
Known as ‘Wandering Irish Cailín’, Elaine is a lover of travel, adventure and healthy living. She describes her posts as trying ‘to avoid being just another blogger whose life seems as perfect as the blue water in their photos. Instead, my posts reflect the complete array of emotions one has while experiencing the world.’
4. Avril Kennan
Telling stories of Irish life through a lens, Avril goes by the Insta name ‘SeeingSoftly’. Hail, rain or snow, Avril knows how to capture that perfect nature shot. Her mission is ‘to capture moments and transform them into art that says something about our country, our planet, who we are.’
5. Enda Bowe
Enda’s talents lie in finding light and beauty in everyday situations. His work has achieved international recognition and been exhibited in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London where he resides.
6. Raw Dublin
Real name Freddy Kelly, Raw Dublin is known for his unrivalled ability to capture the city we call home to perfection. In fact, in a recent interview Kelly describes just how much impact his photos have had. “I have had many people from all over the world contact me to thank me and tell me that the only reason they actually booked their flights and travelled to Dublin and Ireland was because of the photos I have shared. It’s a nice feeling to hear that.’
7. Rich Gilligan
An avid skateboarder, the Dubliner is known for capturing homemade skateparks in Europe, the U.S. and beyond. Gilligan has a keen interest in documenting subcultures and so he dedicated a four year project to these DIY skateparks across urban landscapes in the likes of Derry, Portland and Oregon. He has also been known to capture well-known faces such as Barry Keoghan and Saoirse Ronan.
8. Frank Cosgrove
Boasting panoramic shots of some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery, Cosgrove is a photographer not to be missed. With a particularly beautiful Instagram account, Cosgrove is quickly building a large following which we’d highly recommend following.
9. Wild Things Wed
Wild Things Wed, aka Caroline McNally, is a commercial and wedding photographer based in Dublin. Caroline’s style is relaxed and artistic, giving her photography an edgy look & feel making her work stand out in a competitive market.