My name is Alasdair McBroom and I’m from the east coast of Northern Ireland. I’ve been taking pictures since the age of fourteen and working as a professional image maker since the age of eighteen. During that time I have worked across pretty much every discipline within lens oriented media and won awards for photography and cinematography.
The recurring theme has always been the same – simplicity within the frame. No matter where I am in life I always come back to photography as a place to centre myself. It is both challenging and calming at the same time. But one thing remains. I am always drawn by the grace of the natural environment.
Mythical Ireland was established in March of the year 2000 by journalist, author and researcher Anthony Murphy. The website represents a journey into the ancient past, and attempts to cast new light on a sometimes obscure period of the early history of Ireland. This exploration takes place through many different disciplines, which include, but are not limited to, archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, mythology, spirituality and geodesy.
The great 5,000-year-old megalithic passage-tombs of Brú na Bóinne in the Boyne Valley represent the zenith of a phase of Irish prehistory that began with the introduction of farming around 6,000 years ago. Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are huge, enigmatic structures, that are the finest examples of a type of monument that is found scattered throughout Ireland, and of which there may be as many as 1,500 examples. None can compare to these three, though, in terms of size, grandeur, and their illustrious prominence in the ancient myths.
Anthony’s exploration encompasses many different facets of these great monuments. He invites you to step into this ancient world, and through the various media of words, photography and video/film, to enjoy a unique glimpse a past that seems very much alive.