We Make the Path by Walking by Paul Gaffney

Issue 55

During 2012 I walked over 3,500 kilometres with the aim of creating a body of work which would explore the idea of long-distance walking as a form of meditation and personal transformation.

My intention was to create a series of quiet, meditative images, which would evoke the experience of being immersed in nature and capture the essence of the journey. The images seek to engage the viewer in this walk, and to communicate a sense of the subtle internal and psychological changes which one may undergo while negotiating the landscape.

Paul Gaffney lives in Dublin, Ireland.
To view more of Paul's work, please visit his website.

Gaffney's first self-published book, We Make the Path by Walking, has been nominated for the International Photobook Award at the 6th International Photobook Festival in Kassel, Germany, and was shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography. You can purchase a copy here.