Currachs and ferries, trawlers and electricity generators, ponies-and-traps and self-sufficiency... All are part and parcel of island life. John Carlos has been photographing Ireland’s western islands for over 40 years and has published a book on the subject.
John Carlos became interested in photography while visiting Inis Mór, Aran Islands, age twelve in 1963. He joined the Connacht Tribune seven years later in his native Galway. He became staff photographer with the Sunday Tribune in 1983 and won numerous awards including Photographer of the Year with the PPAI. He later worked with The Sunday Times before returning to live and work in the west of Ireland.