Photographs

Photographs

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Panoramas

Canvas Prints

Canvas Prints

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Gallery

Photo Map

Photo Map

Yeats Collection

Yeats Collection

Photographs

Photographs

Panoramas

Panoramas

Canvas Prints

Canvas Prints

Gallery

Gallery

Photo Map

Photo Map

Yeats Collection

Yeats Collection

West of Ireland Landscape Photography

Get the WOW Factor with Large Canvas Prints

Ciaran McHugh Photography; Get the WOW Factor with Large Canvas Prints

 

All of the photographs displayed on this site are now available as canvas prints which have a stunning impact in your home or office. The image will be printed in Sligo in high resolution on 100% premium cotton canvas and varnished with UV resistant museum grade giclee varnish.

Find Photos Near You

Ciaran McHugh Photography; Find Photos Near You

 

Visit the Gallery at Carney

Ciaran McHugh Photography; Visit the Gallery at Carney

 

My gallery at Cooldrumman, Carney is open to the public and all visitors are welcome. The gallery is only 10 minutes from Sligo town and houses a full collection of my framed photographs.

Into the Twilight - The landscape of WB Yeats

Good photography should be able to surprise us, most obviously by making us look at the world in a new way. The camera does not lie, anymore than poetry lies. And like poetry, the camera embellishes and enriches our experience of living in the world... This exhibition, through the skill of Ciaran McHugh's work behind the lens, fuses together the man, his poetry and philosophy, and the place, Sligo, that was dearest to Yeats's heart. The British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott who very graciously opened my “Into the Twilight - The landscape of WB Yeats” exhibition at The Hyde Bridge Gallery in 2015.

Ireland’s landscape was a catalyst for much of WB Yeat’s writings. It is the landscape of myths and legends, symbolism and national identity which is used as a natural backdrop, real or imagined, throughout much of his work.

My aim as a photographer is to capture stunning West of Ireland landscapes at their very best and where possible from an off the beaten track vantage point. Growing up in rural Sligo I spent a lot of time exploring the great outdoors and I’ve always been drawn to this magical landscape. I hope this is reflected in my work, as a photographer the images I’m often most happy with myself are ones which were taken somewhere where I have a strong emotional connection with.

The format of photography I work with most is panoramic. I feel this wider view best captures Sligo’s stunning sweeping vistas; from the iconic slopes of its mountains to its dramatic coastline and lakes. When I come across a scene that I want to capture in a photograph the main challenge can be deciding what to leave out!
′A lovely visual pursuit of the lost and the daringly alive. History and landscape, colour and distance, stone and water, are honed and stitched together through a great generous lens that throws vast light onto a sense of absence and presence. I wish Ciaran well in his future as a photographer. Through his photos he is looking into the core.’

Dermot Healy - novelist, playwright & poet, Sligo, October 2008.