The work of John Hinde conjures up images of Ireland in its most organic form.
JohnHinde was a pioneer photographer for his era. His images an often appreciated for their intense cacophony of colour.
He began his photography career working as a civil defense photographer, with his work being included in several illustrated books such as ‘Of Cabbages and Kings.’
During 1956 Hinde photographed his first series of ‘Views of Ireland.’ This collection of photos later became the first of millions of Irish postcards to be produced by Hinde.
Without any of the workings of Photoshop or airbrushing, Hinde mastered the art of capturing still shots of everyday life in Ireland.
By 1966 Hinde had printed more than 32 million colour post cardswhich were sold internationally.
In 1972 he decided to sell his business and the respected ‘John Hinde’ Brande to Waterford Glass. Now known as the Hinde Group. The company remains in Irish ownership.
During his retirement the much-appreciated photographer concentrated on landscape painting. His work subsequently being showcased at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.