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TenderScouts
2017-09-28

Tenderscout gots a new home. They flew the coop from DogPatch Labs, got ideas about themselves and located themselves in Georgian haunt of Harcourt St. Closer to Coppers in fairness. There's a fervent buzz off of Tenderscout, that's nothing to do with head honcho Tony's footballing prowess, or his boots. They seem to be delivering consistent results for businesses in getting more work in the door and striding forwards through Tenders – which...

Windy Liffey Balcony
2017-05-09

Rooms with views are hard currency in this game. One of the favourite perks of the job is getting to see Dublin from various vantage points. Thankfully photo ops are usually put up on a commanding rooftop and not in the dungeon depths, replete with coders, boxes and forgotten pop-ups. So I've been ticking along nicely with a delightful media company and photographed one of the business teams on this balcony nearly a year ago. I had a good blast of...

In-Meeting with Minister
2017-05-08

Had a really enjoyable editorial photography gig last week with Minister Murphy in attendance. In a plush Marker Hotel meeting room, with some heavy hitters in the room, Phil from Euroweek hosted the roundtable event. On the table was the shape-shifting Brexit ideal from an Irish perspective. No shortage of insights and revelations from the collected industrialists. Minister Murphy dropped in and addressed some issues raised, along with batting back...

Nice Apartment
2017-04-24

I'm always astonished when I see house and apartment photography for pads worth over half a million eurotrons. Aside from the staggering amount, which is uncomfortably to even whisper, is when said estate agent decides that to sell an asset of this gargantuan value they need photographs that barely describe the place. I'm all for estate agents shooting for themselves if they can, but to show it in poor light, blurry, and photograph the ensuite with...

Stairway to Heaven
2017-04-10

Well, forgive the substantial leap of faith, but they're still going up the stairs. Maybe not to heaven, and not to any Led Zepp as far as I remember. Twas great little morning shindig put on by the good people of Siegel + Gale to have a chat and meet some good folk from the Dublin scene. On hand were a crack team of brand experts delivering some wise nuggets of futurism and branding, and how best to hop about the place when all the young folk be...

It's been a while but now we're back...
2017-01-19

New Years' resolution and all of that. 2016 was a spectacular year in terms of projects, opportunities and clients. Worked out a lot of new and exciting projects that stretched my experience across fields I didn't think I'd ever be involved in from project managing 16 photographers on a nationwide project, to designing a 360º sales tool for heavy machinery industry. It's been remarkable, and wonderful. Here's to a riot of colour across the field for...

Dublin Generic
2016-11-07

"No, something modern but classic, un-specific and generic, but utterly Dublin, but not stocky." – Eh, okay... Nothing better than getting a contradictory brief, to leave you scratching your head. But these are the impossible conversations I enjoy. Dublin has changed inordinately over the last 16 years, with half of Dublin 2 being renovated to high spec offices to accommodate the bean bag generation of highly skilled workers, and the other half...

Soundtrack to Photo Editing This Week
2016-07-28

Stuck in front of the screen and/or behind the wheel for the last couple of months, I've upsized the music in my life for the first time in eons. It's great to be back at the coalface of aural pleasures. I've weaned myself off a crude spoken podcast only life, and found my old dancing runners again – beaming again. This is what the office has sounded like for the last few days...

HQ Restaurant Interiors
2015-09-21

Hanover Quay rather than Head Quaters, since you ask :) New interiors for a new restaurant in the old hallowed halls of Ely HQ over in Hanover Quay. It's the new Silicon Docklands, boasting well heeled smart young things clutching flat whites and yoga mats, along with Facebook, Google and all the solicitors in Dublin. That and the local wetsuit bedecked lads doing backflips beside the water-skiers and aquatic vehicles with tourists donning vikings...

Minister of Health @ Cremore Clinic
2015-08-08

Cremore Clinic is a out in Glasnevin, and they requested a Google tour a few weeks back. Its a recently renovated clinic and they've all these pods off the main artery which gives all these mini zen-like moments. Right at the back of the property they've a really stunning rose garden, I'm no huge fan of the anything-but-humble rose but I must have hit it a just the right time – pretty mesmerising. Anyhoo, one of the more challenging portfolios in...

Shaved Parmesan Grated Truffle Tortellini
2015-08-06

My mind still bends a little each time I smell truffle. It just never smells like edible food and it kicks off an olfactory argument in my brain. I certainly don't dislike it, and do enjoy it massively in its milder applications, but its can be phenomenally strong, strong enough to stop me in my tracks – which is not easily done when there's a whole pile of delicious in the way. Tortellini parcels of delicious pasta tossed in olive oil, Parmesan...

Merce, Barcelona
2015-08-04

This is one of my own personal favourite photos. Its back a few years from Barcelona where they have some great festivals and scant regard for health and safety. Its part of the Merce festival when they dress up as diablos (devils) and have a fireworks display. The odd things as opposed to shooting the fireworks into they air they kinda hang onto them on sticks above their heads. At this point when the photo was taken I'd be following them a while...

Insta-Planets
2015-06-25

https://instagram.com/p/4AXwFfRnB8/?taken-by=conphoto So, this is the green screen in the green room, that happens to have a red carpet – confused?!? Was shooting some portraits of the cast of a new telly advertisement. The cast and crew were busy honing their crafts in Studio 2 @ RTE and I set up shop in the adjoining Green Room. This way the actors came in the makeup and costume ( well just their civvies TBH), and I'd matched their lighting...

woah there – not so fast cowboy