David Magee presented his first public exhibition of landscape and seascape photographs at Herrick Gallery in February 2018. The exhibition showcased a retrospective body of work spanning twenty-five years, and coincided with the release of his limited edition book Outside, published by Concentric Editions.
This beautifully printed and meticulously produced book presents an overview of his approach to landscape photography consisting of forty-seven plates painstakingly selected from an extensive archive. Outside is a gallery in itself with a collection of images that encapsulate the essence of his atmospheric photography.
The elements - earth, water and air – and where the land and sea meet the sky, are the recurring themes that Magee works with. However, it is the composition and the combinations of light, tone and movement, as well as the passage of time captured through extended exposures that creates the atmosphere that sets his photographs apart.
Magee says, “In my photographs, there is no real sense of time or of a specific place. The location is totally secondary to the feeling. The feeling is everything.”
Published by Concentric Editions, with only 500 copies worldwide, this limited edition book is hand numbered and signed by the artist. With a foreword by Academy-Award winning director Terry George, and an interview with Dr Collete Nolan.
Since publication the book has won the following awards;