IrishLight Atlantic Reach Campaign

May 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

"The Pins" at Lough Leane, Killarney, County Kerry

Call to Action: Fund It Campaign for Atlantic Reach IrishLight Collection

     Many of you have followed my photographic journeys across Ireland over the past year or so, and I have been overwhelmed and appreciative of all the beautiful comments I've received for my work, as well as for the support everyone has given me. I don't take any of these things lightly, and I have been very moved and touched by the outpouring of encouragement. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my journey.

     Because of the interest you've shown in my work and my journey, I'd like to ask you to join me in the funding of the 2016 Irish Light Atlantic Reach book, which will be published in September. This stunning publication will be a beautiful hard cover, coffee table style book, with all proceeds going to Dublin Samaritans. You don't have to live in Ireland to be a part of this project, and I encourage everyone reading this page, wherever you live, to take part, as well, by visiting the Atlantic Reach - IrishLight Collection Fund It page.

     Above is one of my own images from the project, which is currently featured over on the IrishLight Atlantic Reach Collection page, along with a variety of other stunningly beautiful images from several of the project photographers...many of whom I've been privileged enough to become friends with.  And, here is another one of my images from the 2016 IrishLight project.

Tower Wood Falls, Killarney National Park - KerryTower Wood Falls, Killarney National Park - Kerry

     There are only 25 days left to meet the campaign goal, and the project is 18% funded at the current moment. There are many amazing rewards being offered for your donation...from copies of the Atlantic Reach book, to prints of various images in the book (such as the one at the top of this page), to signed prints by some of Ireland's most amazing professional landscape photographers as 

Peter Gordon of ExploreLight

Norm McCloskey of Norman Mccloskey Photography, and 

Daragh Muldowney of Dúlra Photography.

     Each of these gentlemen (who were leaders and mentors for some of the various workshops in the IrishLight project last September) was nominated this year for Irish Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year, by the Irish Professional Photographers Association, and their individual works are truly stellar, so you know the standard of quality for the Atlantic Reach book is high. See the Irish Masters Collection for available prints to choose from.

     I know I speak not just for myself, but for all the other photographers involved in this project...too many to name, but here are a few - Tony MeagherAlex MottMichael McCarthyJohn MaherNoel McintyreTony CreedonJohn CrowleyAidan WhiteBarbara Tanzler, and Paul Byrne.

     We would be tremendously grateful and honored to have you join us on this journey by making a donation to the project. A donation is a way for you to be a part of this project with us, to celebrate the amazing Irish landscape, and to benefit a charitable organization that helps countless people in need. Any donation, regardless of amount, is greatly appreciated. 

     Follow this link, get involved, and be a part of our journey:  Fund It: Atlantic Reach - IrishLight Collection

     I'm extremely proud and honored to have been a part of this much so that I will be participating again in 2017. This has been an amazing experience for me, and I'm truly blessed in so many ways, in large part because of the experiences this project has brought to me...from the amazing friends I've made, to the improvements to my own photography and vision, to the mentoring I've received from Ireland's best landscape photographers, to being immersed in the Irish landscape, to having some of my work published in a beautiful book. I could go on and on, but I've probably said enough! Please just consider getting involved and making a contribution.

     Lastly, before I close, below is a video by Peter Gordon about the Atlantic Reach collection.  Peter's creative vision is responsible for conceptualizing this project, and I for one am grateful to him for what he has managed to accomplish here!

Go raibh maith agat...

IrishLight Collection 2016 from peter gordon on Vimeo.


Invitation to Participate in the Atlantic Reach - IrishLight Collection Campaign


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