Tom McGahan is an Essex based photographer whose work explores the nature of reality and the perception of places, and our emotional relationship with them.
McGahan’s personal projects are based on expressing ideas around the Eastern philosophies of Hamni Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta. His images aim to engage the viewer by challenging them to contemplate and reflect of how they own sense of reality.
“ I constantly engage myself in this process which is always evolving my personal understanding of my preconceived view of the places I choose to photograph.”
McGahan’s images are created using natural light and with Medium and Large format film cameras. Staying present is always a part of the process of creating the his work which brings a more mindful and considered approach to the images.
Winner 2017 Feature Shoot Print Swap, “ Slieve Coillte’ from the series ‘Echoes’ exhibited in Group show at Black Eye Gallery, Sydney
His ‘Take Refuge’ was nominated as on of the top rated entries in the 2016 Magnum awards.