Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Shay Hunston Photography –

Current Project –

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project –

Following the 2,500km route of the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Donegal, taking black & white portrait photographs of the people living in the towns, villages and remote locations amongst the stunning beauty of this diverse and ancient landscape set against the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean.
In the towns and villages along the route I’m staging exhibitions of the photographs.

As part of the project I’m taking a series of landscape photographs of signature locations along the route.
These photographs are now available to purchase on the Shop page

The project has received an extensive amount of publicity in print and online media both nationally and internationally including RTE News, The Examiner, The Irish Times, Lonely Planet and Irish Central – New York, reaching a global audience of 17 million people to date.

Please go to my Blog page to view a selection of the portraits.

Shay Hunston – info@new.shayhunstonphotography.com

Portrait photographs are available to purchase on request – 



Press & Media

Lonely Planet – JAMES GABRIEL MARTIN Lonely Planet

‘Created by freelance photographer Shay Hunston, the People of The Wild Atlantic Way project sees him meeting with individuals in a number of different villages and towns, learning their stories, and creating black and white portraits of them. “The project is a celebration of the wonderful people of the west coast of Ireland, an open-minded, independent, welcoming, tolerant people with great community spirit – a people free in spirit and wild at heart, living on the edge of the world. The opportunity to travel the route from County Cork to County Donegal and to put together a collection of photographs of these incredible people inspired the project,” Shay told Lonely Planet Travel News.’

Irish Central New York – Kate Hickey

‘They say a picture is worth a thousand words and these portraits from photographer Shay Hunston, taken in advance of his “People Of The Wild Atlantic Way” project, certainly show a unique thing of two about this Emerald Isle.

He told IrishCentral that so far the reaction to the project has been great. “I’m overwhelmed by the positive response I’ve received so far, everybody loves the project.

Ireland is indeed a stunning, beautiful country but it’s the people that are the real gems. I’m constantly receiving offers of help, encouragement and support along the way.’

Southern Star – Siobhán Cronin

‘A DUBLIN photographer is currently in West Cork as part of his project to photograph portraits of the ‘People of Wild Atlantic Way’.

Shay Hunston, a fashion photographer whose ‘day job’ is capturing supermodels on runways in Paris, Milan and other fashion capitals, has decided to turn his attention to Ireland.’