"There's a haunting quality to his work that makes even familiar images feel eerily new."
Irish Independent

"He is equally adept at working in colour and black & white, and his eye for interesting subjects and composition is wonderful."
Outdoor Photography


Carsten Krieger is a professional photographer and author based Ireland. In 2002 he moved from his native Germany to permanently settle in a small village on the western fringes of Ireland and made the switch from being a pediatric nurse to full time photographer. In 2006 he published his first book The Fertile Rock followed by The West of Ireland in 2009.

Today Carsten is one of Ireland’s most published photographers and his work is featured in numerous of books including the highly acclaimed Heritage Trees of Ireland, Ireland's Coast and the bestselling Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. His work has also been featured in numerous print and online magazines like Ireland of the Welcomes, Outdoor Photography, Burren Insight, Popular Photography and others.

Although Carsten is mainly known for his landscape work he has been undertaken commercial assignments for clients like Tourism Ireland, The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and The Tree Council of Ireland that covered a variety of topics from outdoor sports and portraits to architecture  and food. He is also contributing photographer for the international Meet Your Neighbours project.

Over the years Carsten has also become a prolific writer. He has been a contributing writer for dpreview and slrlounge, is responsible for the text in most of his books and is currently working on a number of photography and nature guides as well as photography tuition books in English and in German.

Recently Carsten launched his latest major project Ireland’s Nature Stories that brings him back to his roots as a nature and conservation photographer.


Cameras and lenses are merely the means to an end and over the years Carsten has been working with various types of cameras. After starting his journey with transparency film and 35mm SLR cameras from Canon and Minolta, a Zenza Bronica 4.5x6 medium format outfit and Hasselblad's Xpan, Carsten went digital in 2004 with the Sigma SD9 and SD10. When the EOS 5D was released Carsten switched to Canon. In 2015 after more than 10 years with Canon another big change came along in the form of a mirrorless system. After trying out offerings from various manufacturers Carsten worked for about 2 years with Sony's 7 and 7R cameras together with native Sony and adapted Canon lenses. Since 2018 Carsten is working with the Fujifilm GFX medium format system and Micro 4/3 cameras and lenses.


  • The Fertile Rock - Seasons in the Burren (The Collins Press, 2006)

  • The West of Ireland - A photographers Journey (The Collins Press, 2009)

  • The Wildflowers of Ireland (Gill & Macmillan, 2010) - with Declan Doogue.

  • Ireland - Glorious Landscapes (O'Brien Press, 2010)

  • Ireland's Wildlife Year (Gill & Macmillan, 2011) - with Eric Dempsey and others.

  • Ireland's Coast (O'Brien Press, 2012)

  • Heritage Trees of Ireland (The Collins Press, 2013) - with Aubrey Fennell and Kevin Hutchinson.

  • Ireland - A Luminous Beauty (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014) - with Peter Harbison, Leslie Carola and others.

  • Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way (O'Brien Press, 2015)

  • This is the Burren (The Collins Press, 2015)

  • Ireland's Ancient East (O'Brien Press, 2017)

  • Ireland's Beautiful North (O'Brien Press, 2017) - with Dominic Kearney.

  • Ireland Today - A Food Lover's Choice (Arena Books, 2017) - with Leslie Carola and others.

  • The River Shannon (O'Brien Press, 2018)

  • Irland Fotografieren (dpunkt Verlag, 2019)

  • Burren Dinners (O'Brien Press, 2019) - with Trevis Gleason and Joanne Murphy.

  • Ireland (O'Brien Press, in preparation)

  • Ireland's Islands (O'Brien Press, in preparation) - with Richard Creagh.

  • Reise durch Irland (Mana Verlag, in Vorbereitung)

  • Licht, Farbe, Form (dpunkt Verlag, in Vorbereitung)

  • Photographing the West of Ireland (FotoVue, expected in 2020)

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