A Portrait of Connemara

Mark Joyce
ISBN 9781782188445

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A Portrait of Connemara is a photographic exploration of one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions. A stunning and wonderful new perspective of wild landscapes, intimate portraits and untamed mountains from photographer Mark Joyce.

Containing over 80 unique images, each one conveying the excitement and passion he feels for the area, this book captures the variety and glorious scenery of a rich and varied landscape. Years in the making, A portrait of Connemara renews and redefines the magic of this much loved area.
Connemara is a visual treasure trove which faces the Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland. Full of hidden vistas and elusive views, Connemara spreads her villages out like breadcrumbs leading you ever homeward. Many unique sites are included in this book, breath-taking views of the sky road in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey and Roundstone bay. Within this portfolio of work are intimate shots of country house interiors and portraits of people, a collection images that succeeds in capturing this rare land through the seasons.

This book will excite and delight those who know Connemara well and reveal its character to those who have yet to experience the majesty of one of Ireland’s most treasured landscapes. Photography which gets to the heart of both the landscape and its human component. While covering all the main attractions in an area the photographer has sought out the quirky, the curious and the unknown to give a new dimension to a land we all thought we knew.

A Portrait of Connemaras is beautifully photographed by Mark Joyce and will appeal to anyone who has ever visited or hopes to visit this beguiling and unique land.

Mark Joyce is a native of Connemara and has a varied background in the arts. He studied in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and worked for a number of years in the film industry in Ireland. Mark has worked with some leading Irish craft companies as a designer as well as producing posters for numerous festivals. Mark specialises in landscape and portrait photography. For many years mark has sold his limited edition prints in galleries around Connemara and for the first time these are now available in book form. A Portrait of Connemara is his first book to be published by Currach Press.

Over the years Mark has used photography as a visual diary recording the people and places of his home landscape.

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