Biography

David Magee was born in Cork, Ireland in 1963. He attended Crawford Municipal School of Art, where he studied Fine Art. In 1982, he attended Glasgow School of Art & Design where he received a B.A. Hons. in Graphic Design (studying under Thomas Joshua Cooper, American fine-art landscape photographer).

My photographs are emotional experiences involving a lot of travelling, walking, sitting, waiting, thinking, re-thinking and finally creating.
It’s the entire process that fascinates and motivates me…”

Artist’s Statement

My aim is to provide an antidote to the world we now inhabit, a world of excess, over-branding and mass production. My intention is to offer the viewer a point in time to reflect and be drawn into a world of oneness, contemplation and tranquility.

To engage the viewer with the experience of being immersed in the landscape and the spirituality of nature, as well as touching on themes of transcendence and self.

Earth, Water, Air… are the recurring elements that I work with. They each form the basis of my photographs, in whatever coalescence they take, once I am absorbed in the landscape. It is the combination of light, tone and movement that inspires contemplation, and preserves the transient moments composed in my final prints.

The location is the catalyst between the literal and the emotional, with an emphasis on the feeling.

The feeling is everything.




Awards


Winner
The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)
Paris, France
June 2018
Silver Award
Moscow International Foto Awards
Moscow, Russia
May, 2018
Silver Award
Tokyo International Foto Awards
Tokyo, Japan
April 2018
Finalist
One Eyeland
Black and White Awards
April 2018
Nominee
12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
Los Angeles, USA
October 2017
Nominee
International Colour Awards
California, USA
March 2017
Honourable mention at the
International Fine Art Photography Awards -
2013 Grand Prix de la Découverte
Paris, France
November 2013
Jurors Award at
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Colorado, USA
August 2013


Exhibitions


CA Gallery
TIFA Exhibition
Tokyo, Japan
May 2018
The Herrick Gallery
Solo Exhibition
London, England
February 2018
The Association of Photographers
Open Exhibition
London, England
October 2015
Scope Art Fair
Miami, USA
December 2013
The Association of Photographers
Open Exhibition
London, England
October 2013


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