Tom McGahan is an UK 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 our perception of places objects, the passing of time and our relationship with the land. His images aim to engage the viewer by challenging them to contemplate and reflect on their 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.
Shortlisted 2020 British Journal of Photography, 1854 Media, Portrait of Humanity Awards
Winner Feature Shoot Emerging Photographer 2019 for the series ‘Landscape of Lament’ exhibited at Aperture Gallery, New York.
Winner 2017 Feature Shoot Print Swap, “ Slieve Coillte’ from the series ‘Echoes’ exhibited in Group show Ambient Landscapes at Black Eye Gallery, Sydney.
His ‘Take Refuge’ was nominated as on of the top rated entries in the 2016 Magnum Awards.