One of Johns favorite quotes was “I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, i found, was really going in.” (John Muir)
John was a part time landscape photographer from and living in county Clare. He grew up on a farm near Corofin village and was living nearby. At an early age he developed a passion for photography and for the beauty of nature and the Irish countryside. He traveled a lot throughout Ireland photographing and researching the history of Ireland’s countless beautiful ruined churches, castles and monuments. He also spent a lot of time hill walking and taking landscape photos.
His favourite place in Ireland was the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountain range in county Kerry. With their rugged beauty, splendid views and peacefulness said he could often empathize with Norman Maclean’s great line from A River Runs Through It “When I am alone in the half light of the canyon all existence seems to fade to a being with my soul, and memories and the sounds of the Big Black Foot River” John in his work endeavored to portray the Irish landscape and its national treasures in all their beauty and magnificence. He shot with a Cannon EOS 400D camera and a number of lenses To view more of his photos please visit the link “List of Websites” where we have all his websites listed and photos can be purchased as cards, matted prints, laminated prints, mounted prints, canvas prints, framed prints, calenders, mousepads, mugs, posters and more from these sites.
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By Eileen Kearney CadyI am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing, as I truly appreciate his artistic eye in capturing the majesty of his homeland. Every angle, every blade of grass, every cloud, was perfectly considered in the construction for each photo. There are few artists capable of doing that, no matter what art medium they use. I believe John was born with that gift. Rest in Peace, John. Your talent will live on, and on, and on, as long as there’s a cyberspace where people like me, from South Carolina, USA, go surfing for photos of Ireland….and find the legacy you made possible. Thank you, John! September 11, 2010
By Eileen Kearney CadyIn memory of my friend, John Quinn who died tragically on Sunday 11 July 2010. John was a kind, soft-spoken and generous man and I am so sorry that he will never get to see this painting that was done from one of his beautiful photographs. John was a talented photographer and his passing is a great loss, not only to his friends and family but also to County Clare. We will always remember you, John and your photographs will live forever as testiment to your talent as photographer and love of Ireland. Rest in peace, dear friend. Thank you for allowing me to use your photographs as references for my paintings. I will miss our chats, the rhubarb pie you always brought with you, endless cups of coffee and tea and your patience in trying to teach me to use my camera. I miss you.