Photography and Video
Photographs of Irish archaeological sites. Also companies offering photographic or video services.
Digital Imaging Project: based on the slide collection of Mary Ann Sullivan, professor of English
and Art history at Bluffton College, Ohio. They cover architecture and sculpture ranging in date from prehistoric to post-modern, in locations from
America to Pakistan. From Ireland, there are photographs (all with explanatory text) of various High Crosses, Gallarus Oratory and Newgrange.
Hermann Geissel's Website: Photographs of sites of archaeological and historical interest in
Ireland, with detailed sections on North Kildare.
Irish Antiquities - A lovely little photographic guide to monuments all over Ireland, from
megaliths to old railway stations. Not just the famous sites, although they are shown as well, but some of the lesser-known monuments. There is
also a brief illustrated introduction to the various phases of Irish archaeology, from the Mesolithic to the Industrial era, a glossary of
architectural terms and a link to another site by the same author which attempts to catalogue every church, chapel and gospel hall in County Armagh.
Irish Photo Shop: Colour and black & white photographs of Ireland, available as framable prints or on
calendars. The list can be searched by county, or by theme. Themes of archaeological interest include churches, castles, monuments and 'Celtic
crosses'. Free wallpaper and screen saver available.
Ireland Pictures & Irish Posters Various posters and photos, including some photographs
John Pierce Black and White Ireland Photography Black-and-white prints by John Pierce, a New
York-based photographer originally from County Wexford, who specialises in pictures of Ireland. The examples shown on his website include a number
of archaeological monuments, including Blarney, Glendalough, Rock of Cashel and a number of unidentified castles/tower houses. The text is somewhat
garbled and the spelling is eccentric, to say the least. 'Clommaxinse' is Clonmacnoise (as, apparently, is 'Old Castle Ruins, Ireland'). 'Port Dolman,
Ireland', is the portal dolmen at Poulnabrone,Co. Clare. The photographs are available in 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 inch sizes, framed or unframed.
Photography by Ken Williams A portfolio of recent photos, especially of archaeological monuments,
with a preference for portal dolmens. Monuments like you've never seen them before! The dramatic lighting and vivid colours won't be to everyone's
taste: the more strait-laced archaeologists who prefer their photos textbook-style had best avert their eyes!
Pictures of Ireland: links to lots of web-pages with photographs of Ireland.
Part of a site called Pictures of Places, with similar links for countries all over the world.
ShadowsandStone Photographs of prehistoric monuments by Ken Williams. These are art photographs -
not a ranging rod in sight, but atmospheric photographs with dramatic skies, sunsets, and artificial lighting. Most are spectacular, though one or
two are rather 'over the top'. However, it's great to see rock art properly lit for a change. An on-line shop enables you to purchase exhibition
quality prints direct from the photographer. Prints are available on lustre-finish paper and also on canvas.
- Kite Aerial Photography - Ever wished you could take air photos of your site
whenever you wanted without learning to fly? This site shows how amazingly effective cameras attached to kites and poles can be. A lot of examples
of photos and of equipment, with links to suppliers including KAPshop.
Camera Mast photography Brendan Fogarty Photography offers, among other services, aerial
photography from a Jeep-mounted telescopic mast, providing images from heights of up to 12m /40ft.
Elevated Aspects - more camera mast photography, this time going up to 85 feet. Elevated Aspects is a
company which carries out archaeological, architectural and monument photography with a vehicle-mounted telescopic mast. Based in Tandragee, County
Armagh, they cover all of Northern Ireland and the top half of Ireland. They also restore old photographs.
Thaddeus C. Breen
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Last revised 25 September 2010
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