Wildlife as Art
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would enter the world of Fine Art Prints of African Wildlife and Landscape. Growing up in rural Ireland the most dangerous wildlife animal was a bumble bee, or if the local farmer forgot to close the field gate, then we had to face off with a mean grumpy bull. Like most people of my generation, we grew up on a diet of BBC wildlife programmes Life on Earth, The Living Planet series, and The Big Cat Diary. Looking back I can see the path that led me to try and create the best photos of the big five animals. School, college, my career in finance in the City of London were all just stepping stones to this life in Africa. There were a few crossroads had I chosen differently. I would probably have never picked up a camera. I shiver when I contemplate life without Black and White Wildlife and Landscape Photos. It is my vocation and raison d'être. Wildlife Photography was a hobby that grew into a passion and then obsession and vocation. I remember my first self-drive safari as a fledgeling Wildlife Photographer and the sense of adventure, the adrenal of being in the wilderness of the African Landscape amongst African Wildlife especially the African Lion that I had only ever seen on a TV screen.
My first trip was a wildlife photographer was a photographic nightmare but a valuable learning curve that would give me a solid foundation in the art of wildlife photography and create and sell my first Pictures of the Big Five. After ten years of being an African Wildlife Photographer. I have worked hard and sacrificed a lot to achieve my goals, many times I was filled with self-doubt and considered throwing the towel in, but my Irish stubbornness and the never-wavering support of my family gave me the determination to keep going. My primary photographic goal has always been to create beautiful Wildlife and landscape fine Art Prints. It's the sole reason why I photograph.
With the dawning of the digital age and inkjet printers, my love for fine art wildlife and landscape print has deepened. In this world of turmoil, I wish to share the beauty of the wildlife and landscape of this beautiful land called Africa.