Photos of Irish Teens Contemplating Their Favorite Spots on a Stunning Island

The largest island off the coast of Ireland, Achill, is a stunning sight, filled with gorgeous mountains, endless meadows, and dramatic sea cliffs. Irish photographer Linda Brownlee has visited the island every summer for the past 16 years, inspired by its striking natural beauty. Her photo series Achill — which The Fox Is Black first introduced us to — explores the landscape via the resident’s teens, creating a snapshot of the seaside community through their personal connection to the landscape. Everyone is photographed at their favorite hangout spot, contemplating the vast stretch of land before them. Other photos find the teens gazing at the camera, framed by a mosaic of sea, earth, and sky. Brownlee published a collection of the images in a beautiful 2010 book, which you can purchase over here. Visit our gallery below for a closer look at the artist’s unique portrait of the Irish landscape.

Image credit: Linda Brownlee