Press Coverage

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 or 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 the 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'



Irish Examiner - Áilín Quinlan

Exhibition puts faces to Wild Atlantic Way Cork Airport Exhibition.

'The exhibition comprises a selection of 20 photographs by Shay, who began his journey along the 2,500km coastline from Cork to Donegal last June.

The images will be showcased at Cork Airport throughout this month. All were chosen from a gallery of 300 photographs of faces in West Cork.'


Go Wild Magazine

'My name is Shay Hunston, I'm a freelance photographer following the 2,500km route of the Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale to Donegal, taking 

black & white 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.

I'm overwhelmed by the positive response that I have received so far, everybody loves the project. Ireland is indeed a stunning beautiful country but its 

the people that are the real jems, their kindness and generosity of spirit has been amazing. I'm constantly receiving offers of help, encouragement and support

along the way.'


West Cork Times - 

Wild beauty captured by Dublin photographer exhibited in Cork Airport - 

'Portrait photographer Shay Hunston unveiled his first large-scale Cork exhibition as his project '' People of the Wild Atlantic Way'' will be showcased

in Cork Airport throughout the month.

Dublin photographer Hunston, who specialises in portrait, fashion and street photography has taken a break from his European assignments to travel

the 2,500km coastline from Cork to Donegal to capture images of Irish people along the route.'


Videos

Cork Airport Exhibition RTE News – People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project.

An exhibition celebrating the people of the Wild Atlantic Way was staged at Cork Airport. It is part of a photography project being undertaken by portrait photographer Shay Hunston to capture the people – county by county – along the 2,500km route.'