'Ireland Overblown' is an attempt to present the Irish landscape in an alternative way. For this project I travelled all over the country and photographed landscapes, deliberately over-exposing the sensor. I found that this technique obliterated most of the more subtle details in the landscape but, on the other hand, made dominant features look subtle. Ireland's landscape is the chief selling point for our food and tourism industry but in reality it can be dull, or even ugly, as well as beautiful. I would hope that my pictures encourage people to interact more with our landscape as it's the only one we have.
Stephen Brett • Padraic Fogarty • Edel Kelleher • Margo McNulty •