ABOUT US & OUR PHOTOGRAPHY
We consider ourselves to be primarily landscape and travel photographers though we do love all things photography. Explorelight was established by award winning Irish photographer Ed Gordon in 1998. In 2006 Ed teamed up with his son, and fellow photographer Peter, to extend the range of photographic art available in the ExploreLight collection and take the company in a new and exciting direction.
Since 2006 our photography and our art has changed and grown. Our work is now all project based. Some bodies of imagery have been completed while others are still in the making. We dictate the themes and outcomes of the projects within this site but we are also available for advertisement and commercial commissions in landscape photography and travel photography.
We like to photograph diverse themes but we feel that working in this project-based manner allows us to explore specific concepts and find direction within our work. Our photography draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the West coast of Ireland to the streets of India. It is Ed and Peter’s belief that beauty and artistic connections can be drawn from what often appears to be contrasting origins. Inspiration can be found on the impoverished streets of Jaipur, or in the Nevada desert at the Burning Man
Festival. Mostly however, inspiration is found in the wild and untamed landscape of Ireland.
PUBLICATIONS, EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Since 2007 Ed and Peter have exhibited their collective body of work in a host of galleries and art shows while also winning numerous awards. In 2013 Peter was awarded, by the Federation of European Photographers, European Photographer of the Year as well as winning a European Reportage Golden Camera. In 2013 and 2014 Peter was also awarded, by the Irish Professional Photographers Association, Irish Professional Photographer of the Year, Landscape Photographer of the Year and Pictorial and Travel Photographer of the Year. Peter also won in 2013 Best Single Image in Landscape and Best Single Image in Travel and Pictorial.
In 2011 the Wild Garden project was launched and was covered by all the major media outlets in Ireland including RTE television, the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, the Business Post and on Moncrief on Newstalk radio. Have a look at the top right of this page for press sammples.
Our work has also been exhibited in the Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin Photographic Centre and the Brightlife Gallery, which was featured in the ‘Right Here Right Now’ column of the Irish Times by Deirdre McQuillan.
Ed has achieved the Associateship qualification with the Royal Photographic Society while Peter holds an Associate qualification with the Irish Professional Photographers Association. Ed’s work has been published in Photo Art International and he was recently interviewed by nationwide radio 4fm. Peter’s work has been published in Outdoor Photography and in 2008 he was awarded third place in his category in the International Photo Awards paving way for publication in the 2008 Annual IPA Book.