In October 2016, Gareth’s coffee-table book on the Irish mountains was published. Containing over 160 striking colour images, it’s a distillation of almost 20 years spent photographing Ireland’s highest and wildest places. From the granite tors of the Mourne Mountains to the soaring sandstone ridges of Kerry, this book contains many of Gareth’s most dramatic images of the Irish landscape. There are also portraits of the people who live, work and play in the upland environment. With the addition of several specially written essays on the country’s most famous ranges, this book will delight anyone who loves the Irish landscape and the mountains that crown it.
Book Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 224
Publisher: Gill / The Collins Press
This book is epic, utterly beautiful and with a captivating text, etymology of names and geological information. It will sit beside my beloved books by Gordon Stainforth and inspire trips across the Irish Sea. Thanks Gareth, you've brightened up my year.
If McCormack's photographs are sumptuous then his prose isn't far behind. In his preface he states he has set out to awe the reader. He has succeeded. If these photographs don’t inspire you to get out there, nothing will.
A collection of very fine photographs. If anyone had any doubts about photography being an art form, such doubts would be quickly erased by the most cursory browse through this book. It will delight and inspire you.
The Irish hills are celebrated in these vivid pages. No one has done it better, nor seems ever likely to. This book serves McCormack well, flooding wild landscapes with colour and light.