About

Hi! I'm Mike

man on knees with camera getting licked by a dog
a small lone beech tree with orange leaves under a canopy of green forest

A Little Bit About Me

I started Greengraf Photography in 2017 with the intent of turning what was a creative and theraputic outlet into a full-time profession.

I have a deep appreciation for the natural world, and, having had formal education in biological and environmental science, I’ve a solid foundational knowledge of the landscapes and wildlife that I observe and photograph. 

For me at least, it’s not enough to just post a pretty picture of a bird. As a communicator of nature, I feel it’s important that I’m able to properly articulate what I’m photographing and why. I choose to spend my time in nature — I benefit personally from it — so it’s important to me that I give back to it.

I’m curious about the world we live in, and I like to work with similar-minded people. So, if you have a project that you think needs more attention from the public or media, get in touch for a chat. 

As a member of the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association (IPPVA), my work is deemed to be above a particular standard. It also means that I am tax compliant and I’m fully Insured. 

As of 2021, I am a member of the council of the IPPVA. 

If you would like to view my commercial portfolio, please visit mikeoleary.photography.

Other places where my work has been published

  • Senior Writer at Fstoppers.com 
  • Landscape Photography Magazine
  • African Pangolin Working Group
  • Playboy Magazine
  • VETPAW — anti-poaching
  • SelfBuild Magazine