Trek NI Charity Calendar: The Photographers

10th October 2019 Share

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Our first ever Trek NI landscape photography calendar wouldn’t have been possible without our twelve fantastic photographers, each of whom donated an amazing image taken somewhere in Northern Ireland.

Here’s a little bit more about each of them…

January: Brian McCready

Bio: Brian lives in Banbridge with his wife and three sons, and works for Praxis Care (a charity supporting adults and children who have a learning disability or who have experienced mental ill health). He has been hiking and camping in the Mourne Mountains since a teenager, and these days spends a considerable amount of his free time photographing them.

Check out Brian’s Facebook page.

February: Kevin Best

Bio: Hi, my name is Kevin Best. Age: 42. Currently living in Toome. I have been doing photography for around 4/5 years and I love shooting landscapes but I also do weddings, couples, Clubs/events etc. My favourite areas in N.I. to hike and photograph are The North Coast and the Mournes. I love exploring our beautiful wee country and creating beautiful images for everyone.

Check out Kevin’s Facebook page.

March: Leigh Parke

Bio: Leigh is an award winning wedding and landscape photographer from Kilkeel, County Down. Starting his business straight out of uni at the age of 21 he has seen it grow from strength to strength each year.

Visit Leigh’s website here.

April: Ryan McDonald

Bio: My name is Ryan McDonald. I am a father of three Anna, Luke and Mark and husband to one, Aideen. I live in Castlewellan, Co,Down with the beautiful Mournes to inspire me, I love to explore the Mourne mountains though photography. I try to capture the changing seasons and colours in our landscape. I always enjoy finding new places to photograph.

Visit Ryan’s website here.

May: Paddy Higgins

Bio: Patrick Higgins, Warrenpoint, Co.Down. Keen amateur photographer and hiking enthusiast. As i stroll into middle age i’ve learned to see myself more as a beautiful monkey, than an ugly human being. Definitely a morning person if morning starts from noon.

Check out Paddy’s Facebook page.

June: Christine McIlroy

Bio: Born and bred in County Fermanagh, Christine now resides in County Down with her husband David and dogs Lupin and Ghost. She loves exploring new parts of Northern Ireland with her canine companions, taking some awesome photos along the way.

Visit Christine’s website here.

July: Ryan Simpson

Bio: I’m a 28 year old Architect and part-time landscape photographer from Northern Ireland with a passion for hiking and capturing different mountain landscapes in the UK, Ireland and abroad.

Visit Ryan’s website here.

August: Jen Duffield

Bio: Hello, my name is Jenny Duffield. I live in County Down and spend a lot of my free time hiking and taking photographs of the Mourne Mountains. My favourite time of the day is sunset, I love the solitude the mountains provide at the end of the day.

You can follow Jen on Twitter.

September: Stephen Wallace

Bio: Stephen Wallace, also known as Hibernia Landscapes, is a landscape photographer from Lisburn in Co.Antrim.  He is recognised for his landscape photography taken right across the island of Ireland.  Stephen delivers workshops in Donegal, the Mourne Mountains and Rathlin Island.  Stephen also recently won the public vote for the 2017 UK Mountain Photographer of the Year with an image of the Mournes.

Visit Stephen’s website here.

October: Gary McParland

Bio: Gary Mc Parland is an Award Winning photographer based in Co Armagh in Northern Ireland. His photography has graced multiple publications all around the globe including a National Geographic Book. He has won various prestigious competitions including Wanderlusts Travel Photographer of the Year in 2011.

Visit Gary’s website here.

November: Adrian Hendroff

Bio: Adrian Hendroff is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (OWPG) and the author of seven Irish walking guidebooks for The Collins Press, including his latest The Mourne and Cooley Mountains. Several of his books have been highly commended in the OWPG Awards. He is also a member of the Mountain Training Association and runs nationally accredited Mountain Skills courses.

Visit Adrian’s website here.

December: Chris Ibbotson

Bio: I have always had an interest in photography but in 2012 it quite literally saved my life. Having found myself in a dark place, after a painful relationship breakup, landscape photography gave me a new found purpose in life, it brought me recognition and a new circle of friends.

Visit Chris’s website here.

Many thanks to all of our photographers!

Our Trek NI charity landscape photography calendar supports the life-saving work of Air Ambulance NI.


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