Since moving back to Belfast it’s been impossible for me to stay away from St. George’s Market – it’s the perfect Sunday spot for a relaxing morning of tasty food and live music whilst perusing over the local arts and crafts scene here in Northern Ireland. Yesterday morning was no exception, and with the first glimpse of summer sun I set off to enjoy the market atmosphere and see what bargains I could find. I hadn’t arrived long before I stumbled upon 54 Degrees North.
Ian Gazzard is a visual artist who specializes in panoramic landscape photography, using his passion and creativity to bring some extra romance to Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes. What strikes me most about his work is the intensity of colour he captures through his lens, and how he seems to effortlessly blend the historic subject with a twist of contemporary style.
The panoramic style of his photography combined with the local views really works to bring his prints to life; it’s almost as if you’re standing there, taking in the atmospheric views with him.
Here are a few of my favourite prints from his collection:Shrove Beach, Co. Donegal.
There is no question about it – his photography is simply stunning, showcasing some of the most beautiful landscapes that Ireland has to offer the world. Ian uses the latest 3D technology to print his shots and then frames or mounts them on wood, creating the perfect focal point for any room.
You can view 54 Degrees North’s work up close and speak to the artist himself most weekends at St. George’s Market, or visit www.54degreesnorth.net for a browse through his extensive collection of captured landscapes. A price list for prints is also conveniently included online. Alternatively, stay updated with his work via Facebook and Twitter using these links 🙂
Having just moved into a new place, owning one of these local prints has soared straight to the top of my wish list… the only question now is which one!? Arghh… decisions!
Happy Browsing, K.