George Munday

George Munday Photographic

Nerja, Spain
George Munday, writer, photographer and war baby - yeah, that old! A working class kid, he absorbed culture, art and read just about everything. A graduate of Birmingham School of Photography he's been a photo-journalist; advertising photographer; industrial photographer; studio photographer; still life photographer; landscape photographer and photo workshop tutor. He co-directed Slidefile stock agency, then established the Irish Image Collection.

In 2007 he returned to freelance photography and established Copper Coast Workshops to tutor in Digital Photography. Seven years later he relocated to Spain, as busy as ever, as both photographer and a writer.

Work Experience

George Munday Photographic

Fine Art Photographer and Writer

Now living in Spain, I no longer shoot commercially, just because I love it. But I also write.

My first book, "Waterford, A County Revealed", a photographic journey through the Irish county is featured here on Behance. My second book, "Flights of Fantasy," an illustrated, evocation of a life during and between the two World Wars is now in the bookshops.

My third book, still under wraps is nearly complete. Watch this space....
February 2014 - Present Spain

Copper Coast (Photo) Workshops

Tutor and Owner

Whilst working freelance in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, I set up the workshops to teach the newly introduced art of digital photography. The course included basic photography, learning to see, and Photoshop techniques.
April 2007 - December 2013 Ireland

The Irish Image Collection

Owner

A niche one- man stock image agency. When the industry changed as the internet expanded, the old traditional style became obsolete and too much for one guy. So the business was sold ...
July 2002 - February 2007 Ireland

Slidefile

Co-Founder. Co-Director and Photographer

Initially a photographic studio, the business morphed into a stock photo-agency. It grew organically during the first few years, then expanded very quickly with the introduction of stock catalogues and image syndication. Whenever time allowed however, I continued shooting stock for the agency.
April 1979 - July 2002 Ireland

Kidderminster Shuttle

Chief Photographer

In pre-digital times photojournalism involved photographing, dark room work, captioning and occasionally writing longer stories. The aim was to tell a visual story by interpreting and communicating events. It required instant decisions - even at a local level - and even if the conditions were not optimal.
November 1975 - March 1979 United Kingdom

Education

School Of Photography

Diploma

A three year course with a strong emphasis on the practicalities and techniques of photography - rather than the theory.
September 1972 - June 1975 United Kingdom

Skills

Good Ideas, Photography, Writing,