Behind The Lens
It’s hard to sum up in a simple paragraph what growing up beside the sea means. I was lucky enough to grow up in a small area called Spanish Point on the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland . Besides the obvious beautiful views & the warm summer swims, there is something else, something bigger. The sea can give you freedom, enhance your creativity, teach you rhythm, and in the same moment that it makes you feel strong and powerful, it can rip that all away and make you feel like the smallest thing on the planet! There is no knowing what will happen. The sea is always in charge and you are just a visitor who may or may not be shown something incredibly unique. Swimming alone off shore I have witnessed moments with my camera that I am lucky enough to say I was the only human in the world ever to see. The ocean can gift you with these moments every time you enter!
The sea, if you respect it, is without a doubt the worlds greatest playground.
David’s work has been featured on numerous Magazine Worldwide including Wavelength UK, Carve UK, ZigZag South Africa, RipTide Australia, ThreeSixty Australia, 3Sesenta Spain, Outsider Ireland and has worked with some of the surf industries leading companies like Nike/Hurley, Quiksilver, Billabong, Tiki Surf, FourthSurfboards, Northcore and Vans.