I have to admit that it has been a while since I’ve shared here. The pandemic disrupted my life in many ways but also opened possibilities with other aspirations, like starting a flower farm (more on that later).
But over the last few years, in between learning how tough flower farming can be, I’ve been working on some book projects for National Geographic, one of which was published last month. Being that today is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would share with you Always Ireland by Jack Kavanagh.
Full disclosure, I have never been to Ireland in person, but after going through thousands of images of the Emerald isle, I now feel that I have had a complete virtual tour and history! I’ve never worked on a book project that didn’t have its share of challenges. Sometimes it is constantly shifting deadlines, other times it is trying to find photos of rectangular-shaped fish and marine mammals that work visually in a square-shaped book. This project was no different, but in the end, I’m quite pleased with the photographic results.
Ireland has been boosted to the top of my travel list from photo editing for this project, not only because of the gorgeous landscape but because every single Irish person I called or emailed was absolutely lovely…and I’m a sucker for the accent!
Whether you’ve already been won over by this beautiful little country, or if you’re Ireland-curious, pick up a copy of Always Ireland to get travel tips, lessons in history and lore, and even recipes. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!
And a big thank you to the team I worked with at National Geographic Books, and especially to author Jack Kavanagh for his wonderful insights into his country and for supporting me to show Ireland’s many facets with photography.