Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow.David Murphy

For a relatively small island, Ireland offers a multitude of beauty to behold and capture.

David Murphy, an Irish photographer with 12 years experience shooting landscape, advertising, editorial and fashion, understands well how different and inspiring the Irish landscape can be.

“Ireland has a multitude of charm, character and culture,” he told IrishCentral.

Dublin is over one thousand years old comprising a cosmopolitan and a medieval city side by side. Other parts of Ireland are isolated, wild and barren. Given the size of Ireland (approximately 174 miles wide and 300 miles in length) to have such contrast and rich heritage is not only inspirational but compelling.”

David has traveled far and wide and brings a range of experience to his work. He graduated in photography from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Co Dublin, Ireland, and after that he assisted the top advertising photographers in Ireland.

He gained extensive experience in Australia, working in high-end studios in both portrait and advertising photography.

While there he became a member of the AIPP, The Australian Institute of Professional Photography.

He worked for The South East Asia Globe Magazine in Cambodia and was also commissioned by The Phnom Penh Post, The Cambodian Daily, The Cambodian Pocket Guide and Sokha Hotels.

Growing up, he recalls, he was often looking at landscapes and subjects from many angles and perspectives. “I became interested in how a subject is perceived depending on the lighting,” he said.

Though he has worked all over the world, his favorite places to shoot in Ireland include Dublin, as it’s “the central hub for commercial, fashion and advertising shoots.” But he equally enjoys that “within a twenty minute journey [Ireland] has outstanding coastal scenery and further out a unique mountain range that leads into Wicklow, known as the garden of Ireland. It also borders with Kildare home to the wild Curragh plains.

To see more of David’s work, visit his website.

*Originally published in May 2015.