"Neil McShane is a Meath-based photographer specialising in exquisite black and white landscapes of Ireland. Although photography is his medium of choice, Neil sees himself more an artist than photographer, whose goal is to create stunning images rather than merely take photographs."
I am an Artist not a Photographer.
I don't take photographs, I make images.
I live on the island of Ireland with over four thousand kilometers of coast line, and hundreds of lakes rivers and mountains. Mother nature has shaped the landscape into what we see today. Through the medium of black & white photography I have captured this wonderful shape, form and texture. We see in colour but through the art of visualization I see the final image with the deep rich blacks of the shadows down to the whites of the clouds. I do not add or takeaway from the image I capture but use what is there in front of me. I may have to wait for hours or even days until I am happy with the final photograph.
My work has just begun.