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The Ancient Trees At Buckland House

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Nature
  • Company
    Magee
  • Photographer
    David Magee
  • Credit
    David magee

“These wonderful ancient trees, deserved a presentation that shared an aesthetic and spiritual affinity, and in this book they combine as a collection that embrace and articulate David Magee’s approach to landscape photography”.

The twenty four photographs, all produced in black and white, are printed in tritone. The print production and hand crafted binding combining to make the book a piece of fine art in itself.

Printed and bound in London, presented in a clam shell presentation box, this limited edition book is signed and editioned 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.

Awards – Winner - Silver and Bronze Awards
Tokyo International Foto Awards
Tokyo, Japan
April 2019

– Honourable Mention
Fine Art Photography awards
New York, USA
April 2019

– Highly Commended
The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)
Paris, France
June 2019

– Finalist
The AOP Awards
London, England
April 2019

– 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

– Highly Commended
12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
Los Angeles, USA
October 2017

– Highly Commended
International Colour Awards
California, USA
March 2017

– Finalist
The AOP Awards
London, England
April 2015

– 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