Linda Plunkett is a photographer and printmaker based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds an Honours BA in Photography from IADT, Dublin (2014). In 2015 Linda received the IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association) Award for Photographic Excellence. Her work in held in the permanent collections of the Office of Public Works and DunLaoghaire Rathdown County Council as well as many private collections at home and abroad.
“My photographs are taken at the point of stillness between the in-breath and the exhalation. They are of the natural world: intimate portraits of elements of landscape that emerge from prolonged immersion. I seek out places and wait patiently for that state of light, of time suspended, of wholeness in the detail that gift me opportunities to render nature from the inside out. I want to experience and to invite the viewer to feel what the poet Hopkins called the deep down things. Dawn, dusk and moonlight are favourite times and fog and soft rain are often my chosen conditions, enhancing the sense of ambiguity, of transience, of cusp. These elemental preoccupations are grounded in the materiality of photography and its various processes including post-production and printing using materials such as gold leaf, gouache paint and distinctive Japanese papers using a tradition etching press.”