Daragh's Blog

March 3, 2016
Daragh Muldowney

More good awards news…

More good awards news…..I’ve been shortlisted to the final 10 Landscape photographers in the FEP European Photographer of the year awards. Last year I entered a […]
January 19, 2016

Gateway to the Underworld

May 4, 2015

Canon Equipment and more diving

I made a lovely visit to Shane Cowley at Canon Ireland last week. He had some lovely new kit waiting for me….. 1 x 5DMKIII, 16-35mm, […]
April 28, 2015

Underwater Camera Housing

Friday was sooo exciting and basically another Christmas morning for me. Cameras Underwater sent me 2 giant pelican cases of underwater camera housing equipment. This consisted […]
April 22, 2015

O’Three Dry Suits Sponsor

O’Three – Come in from the Cold Oh joy, oh warmth, oh comfort…….I arrived down to Scubadive West dive centre on Monday morning to be greeted […]
April 9, 2015

From ‘Out of Thin Air’….’Into the Blue’

You might be familiar with ‘Out of Thin Air’ which was produced as part of the North of Disko expedition. A very successful book and expedition, the […]

Kit List

  • Ri 2-100 Flex Blue
  • APV – Advanced P-Valve
  • Kubi Dry Glove System with O’Three neoprene seals
  • HUV – Heated Under Vest
  • PBB+

Websites

North of Disko Expedition Website: http://northofdisko.com/

Daragh’s Photography Website: http://dulraphotography.com/

Daragh’s Vimeo Page: https://vimeo.com/user11292047

Biography

Daragh’s interest in photography originally developed, when he completed a Scuba Diving course in 1992, where he was awe struck by the experience of being under water. Life under the sea seemed like another world, where he made an instant connection with the elements.

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.

Daragh began exhibiting his work on the railings of St. Stephens Green in Dublin in the summer of 2002 and due to the success of this exhibition he founded Dúlra Photography in February, 2003.

Daragh’s website: http://dulraphotography.com/

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’.

A couple of years later he took on the exploration of Ireland’s rock pools which was to become ‘Jewellery Box – Ireland’s Hidden Gems’, an exhibition that has travelled to Dublin, New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Mexico, Berlin and Dubai with the wonderful support from Culture Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

In 2013, Daragh set sail, aboard the Killary Flyer, to Greenland to creat 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.