Shortly after Daragh bought a Canon camera, a thirty year old model he still uses occasionally, and began to take photographs to convey his experiences and love of nature. Without the use of artificial light or filters, his photography aims to present the smaller details of nature that we often overlook. As a result, his work gently reminds us to appreciate our beautiful planet.
In 2013, Daragh set sail, aboard the Killary Flyer, to Greenland to create a new body of work entitled ‘Out of Thin Air’. Sponsored by Canon, SanDisk and the Killary Adventure Company this collection proved to be the most popular yet winning the FEP European Photobook of the Year award for 2015 in the Landscape category.
Daragh’s commitment to developing his work was further demonstrated when he travelled across the Sahara in Morocco, and then trekked across glaciers in Iceland, taking photographs of the opposing climates and conditions. The images from the two trips were launched in 2007 as his first themed exhibition called ‘Sand & Ice’.