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BTS on a ICW film project

I’m currently in the process of shooting a new short film for a client, with a twist. It’s not a typical corporate video containing interviews in a boardroom and shots of the factory floor. Rather, it’s the full construction from start to finish of an integrated constructed wetlands (ICW), and filming began last April when […]

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World Press Photo 14 arrives @ the CHQ in Dublin

“My translator told me that people, mostly Somali’s, come to this spot to ‘catch’ a sign from a neighboring cell tower by using a Somali SIM card in their phones. Every human has a natural desire to stay connected to our home and our families,” –  John Stanmeyer in an interview with Manfrotto School of […]

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Never Stop Learning – a CPS Workshop

Things are a lot different now in our industry than they were in the ‘good old days’! The world wide web not only offered creatives a new platform in which to express their work to a much larger audience, it also began to offer new ways of communicating and sharing knowledge with like-minded individuals. Communities […]

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Back to Basics with Film

When I first started out working as a professional photographer at the tender age of 19, digital photography was in it’s infancy and every pro was shooting film. I was working 80% with Hasselblad combined with 120 slide film, 15% with the Sinar P2 large format camera and only 5% with 35mm Slr’s. Around the […]

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BTS video for Golden Spiderweb TV commerical

Earlier this week, I was commissioned to shoot a new TV commercial for Irish fashion retail brand Golden Spiderweb. With stores around the country, and a heavy focus around online shopping, it was the right time of year to announce their new Autumn collection for customers. The above video was shot and produced by Niall […]

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Mainstream Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, South Africa

Those of you following me on Twitter or Facebook will know that I just got back from my latest photographic commission in South Africa. It’s a country that’s always been on my wish-list of places to visit and photograph (Liberia was the closest I had got to until last month). Below are a small selection […]

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Old but not forgotten!

When you work within the photographic industry for a respectable number of years, it’s easy to always just stay in the present and always be looking towards the future, be it the clients that you want to end up shooting for, or the next newfangled tech which will supposedly make life so much better. For […]

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Travel season begins

  I’m currently overseas with my business partner in Fusion Photography at the start of a fairly hectic shooting season. We’re now chillin in Fiesole, in the hills overlooking Florence, ahead of a client meeting and our first full day shoot tomorrow. Thanks to the availability of highspeed broadband, we can continue to run the business, […]

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BTS on my latest short film

A couple of weeks ago, I made the journey down to a small town outside Kilrush in County Clare called Doonbeg. As well as being the home to a well known golf course, it’s also home to my grandfather, a 93 year old dairy farmer. Born in 1919, he has lived, and continues to live, […]

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On Board the HMS Illustrious

Last Friday evening I joined the British Ambassador, Dominick Chilcott, and the Commanding Officer of HMS Illustrious, Captain Martin Connell RN, on board the HMS Illustrious, the amphibious helicopter carrier, to celebrate the Gathering 2013 and British-Irish relations, on behalf of Tourism Ireland. The celebration was attended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs as well […]

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