The Cold Edge, Arctic & Antarctic Photography

The Cold Edge by Dave Walsh & Duncan ClearyTo celebrate the launch of the Cold Edge exhibition of my polar photography in Dublin, on September 13, I’ve worked with friend and poet Duncan Cleary to create a 60-page eponymous book, The Cold Edge, via Blurb – print and iPad version. I’ve brought together some of what I hope are ethereal, emotional photographs of the unforgiving wilderness, wild animals and blue icebergs question our romantic relationship with remote, harsh and pristine environments. Images that resonate with a quiet tension; all may not be right in the Garden of Eden.

The Cold Edge is available as a hardcover and softcover, with gorgeous lustre paper pages – thanks to Blurb, the images pop off the pages. The brings together images from the wider Cold Edge collection, drawn from my many trips beyond the Arctic and Antarctic circles. I think they give a sense of uncertain beauty, fragile, yet fierce, a liminal zone where we have to face the fear of straying further – in space, but also in a metaphoric sense. But rather than scare people away from the polar regions, I want people to embrace them – not necessarily to travel there,but to embrace them as integral part of life on our planet, rather than somewhere infinitely exotic, or something simply watched on TV.

20% of profits on book sales goes to Greenpeace.

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The Cold Edge: Exhibition and Prints

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.

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