Gold / 2018 / Book / Nature
This book, published to accompany the Outside Exhibition,
presents an overview of David Magee’s approach to landscape
The images are reproduced with meticulous attention to detail,
from the print production to the hand crafted binding and choice
of papers used throughout. Square in format, exquisitely printed,
bound in hand made Japanese paper. Featuring gold and
translucent foiling, the book is an invaluable addition to any
discerning collection of fine-art photography, especially for
enthusiasts of landscape photography.
Outside, is a gallery in itself with a collection of forty-seven plates
that encapsulate the essence of his photography.
Published by Concentric Editions, with only 500 copies worldwide,
this limited edition book is signed and numbered by the artist.
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 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.