Biography

“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...”

Biography

David Magee (b.1963) is an Irish Artist. He was born and raised
in Cork, Ireland. He studied Fine Art at Crawford Municipal
School of Art, Cork. In 1982, he attended Glasgow School of Art
& Design where he studied under Thomas Joshua Cooper,
American fine-art landscape photographer.

Magee's first publication, Outside, a twenty-five year
retrospective, was published in 2018. It won international
acclaim at awards in Paris, New York, Tokyo and London.

He has exhibited globally and his works are held in both private
and international collections.

Artist’s Statement

For over 30 years, I have been making photographs outside.

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.

Earth,Water,Air... are the recurring elements that I work with.
It is my relationship with and my interpretation of these elements
that forms the basis of my photographs, in whatever form they take,
once I am absorbed in the landscape. However, it is the composition
and the combination of light, tone and movement and the passage of
time used through extended exposures that reveals the atmosphere.

The location itself is totally secondary to the feeling.

The feeling is everything.

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Awards

2020

Winner - Silver and Bronze Awards

Tokyo International Foto Awards

Tokyo, Japan

April 2020

Honourable Mention

Fine Art Photography awards

New York, USA

April 2020

2019

Highly Commended

The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)

Paris, France

June 2019

Finalist

The AOP Awards

London, England

April 2019

2018

Finalist

The Lucie Awards

New York, USA

October 2018

Honourable Mention

IPA - International Photography Awards

New York, USA

October 2018

Honourable Mention

13th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Los Angeles, USA

October 2018

Winner

The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)

Paris, France

June 2018

Winner - Silver Award

Moscow International Foto Awards

Moscow, Russia

May 2018

Winner - Silver Award

Tokyo International Foto Awards

Tokyo, Japan

April 2018

Finalist

One Eyeland

Black and White Awards

April 2018

2017

Highly Commended

12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Los Angeles, USA

October 2017

Highly Commended

International Colour Awards

California, USA

March 2017

2015

Finalist

The AOP Awards

London, England

April 2015

2013

Highly Commended

International Fine Art Photography Awards

2013 Grand Prix de la Découverte

Paris, France

November 2013

Honourable Mention

IPA - International Photography Awards

New York, USA

October 2013

Jurors Award

The Center for Fine Art Photography

Colorado, USA

August 2013