About Ed Mooney Photography
Edward first experienced the photography bug in 2009. Eventually after becoming the proud owner of a Nikon SLR, he became hooked and haven’t looked back since. It would be a rare occasion to find Edward without a camera nearby. He loves all aspects of photography and enjoys meeting and working with people to capture their special moments.
Over the last two years Edward has been busy honing his craft. What began as looking for something interesting to shoot, has developed into ‘Bit of a Monster‘. Edward now concentrates on combining his passion for photography with his deep interest in History, Old Ruins, Folklore & Mythology. Much of Edwards free time is now spent travelling around the Irish countryside in search of his next Adventure, which he fondly refers to as ‘Ruin-hunting‘..
‘I have always had a deep interest in the fascinating history and lore associated with Ireland, sometimes sprinkled with a pinch of the arcane for good measure. With much of my current work I get a chance to merge these interests into my images. When I explore many of these ancient sites, I feel like I am entering another realm. The Realm of the Past so to speak.’
Edward see’s his work as a merging of three separate Realms. Past, Present & Future. The exploration or Ruin-hunting represents the past. After researching these places he writes an article to accompany the images which he say’s makes them relevant, leading his work into the Present. The combination of everything then gets published on line thus preserving it in the future.
Edward now lives with his wife and three children in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. For those interested in visiting these historic sites, Edward has created an ‘Interactive Ruin Map‘, to assist you in finding these, sometimes hidden places. You can view Edwards Image Archives on his Website. Or you can read more about his Ruin-hunting via the Photo-Blog.