As you will have gathered by now my name is Kieran Hayes and I am a professional photographer living in beautiful West Cork, Ireland.
I am a father of 5 gorgeous children and trust me when I say that was never part of my life plan :-)
Living in beautiful Clonakilty and being so close to the sea is what keeps me grounded and happy. I work very hard at my job and trust me for many a year it was a serious struggle, my friends still think this is a bit of a joke as all I ever do is take photographs, how hard could that be right :-)
I am extremely lucky to earn my living from photography and this website is here to show you some of the services I provide and also some of my Landscape photography work, I also have another website www.kieranhayesphotography.com where I host my portraiture and commercial work if you are interested...
I have been lucky enough to have had my work published thousands of times in national newspapers, magazines and online. You have probably seen my work in Aer Lingus, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, HSE, OPW, Super Valu, RBS, wildatlaticway.com, Swamp fashion, Ulster Bank, Discover Ireland, The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner... to name just a few.
So this is the point where I should also probably mention awards and all that other stuff but to be honest with you absolutely none of that means anything to me. I haven't submitted a photograph to a competition in years and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
To sum me up I am just a relaxed easy-going patient photographer that completely adores what he does.
There is nothing I love more than being on the beach and just watching the world, tide, waves and clouds slip past. Ironically the only thing that keeps me away from the beach is photography... like most people I need to earn a living and Landscape photography on its own as of yet is not enough to support me and my family.
So I also do a lot of commercial work and portraiture to help pay the bills. Now don't get me wrong I love that work but if given a choice I would always pick the beach... seriously though who wouldn't?
The one thing I am most proud of is when a world-class company like Formatt Hitech asks you to be an ambassador and Featured Artist for their products, now that's a big honour for me.
Their filters are used by some of the best photographers in the world and are also used to film blockbuster movies and tv shows including Star Wars, Peaky Blinders and loads more... to think I would be asked to work alongside them is just mind-blowing. For me, that is better than any award helping to promote a product you are passionate about.
Or when Pixpa a website building platform agree to work with me and make me an ambassador for their system so I can help to promote their products.
That's where the real award for me is. There have been other companies but when I got to use their products I just couldn't honestly promote them.
There are a good few more companies joining me on my journey in the coming months, One of them still has my jaw on the floor to be honest, anyway, that's a story for another day. Click here for the up to date list.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions then please feel free to Contact me here
See you out there,