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Portraits

Having mostly been focusing on my landscape work over the last while I had neglected to create more portrait work of late. My most recent session included the Co. Kerry Director and filmmaker, Shaun O’Connor. Shaun is full of energy and he’s a great advocate for mental health having written many articles for headstuff.org and producing his own ebook The Depersonalisation Manual. In a world full of anxiety inducing situations, his work has really helped many overcome their personal challenges.

These portraits of Lauren Martin, one half of the Dublin based interior design duo North, were taken on location in combination with coverage of one of their burgeoning interior design concepts. Their work has been bringing bold and fresh interior design concepts to many new businesses and those looking to completely revamp their image, bringing it into a modern world that really appreciates the subtlety of good design.

As most people tend to be self conscious I try to make the session as relaxed and easy going as possible, after all that is when I manage to capture your best side! If you’re interested in finally make the decision to get portraits of your own, whether they be for corporate linkedin, actors or directors head shots or just for yourself, you can contact me here.

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Cool Evenings

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Cool Evenings

A while back I spent an evening with Fiona catching up over a portrait session we had been meaning to do for the longest time.

If you would love an individual portrait session or even a couples session, get in touch with me and we can discuss where you would love to hold your shoot!

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Sadya & Zubans Wedding Reception

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Sadya & Zubans Wedding Reception

Zuby & Sadya

On the last weekend of May I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph a wedding reception at the Carrigaline Court Hotel. I've never shot a non native event like this before, but to take on something as culturally different as this was a great opportunity. Initially I had been asked for a small bit of coverage for just a couple of hours but the day was so full of family and celebrations I had to spend the entire day there to capture everything!

The lovely couple were Sadya and Zuban and actually had their wedding ceremony itself in Manchester a few days previously. As is tradition in Pakistani or Indian weddings, the ceremony itself occurs in the home town of the bride featuring predominantly the brides family. As Zuban is from Cork, his family and close friends were present at this reception event so another chance for everyone to get together and celebrate!

As usual, I arrived at the venue early to get an idea of where all the best spots to grab photographs would be. Thankfully the foyer in the hotel is nice and bright and we were incredibly lucky that the weather was amazing for the entire day. 

Sadya's dress was highly impressive. The amount of detail and design it had was incredible and they told me it was a weighty 15kgs! 

After the main reception dinner we took a short drive out towards Crosshaven to get some portraits of the Bride and Groom. I'm incredibly happy how these turned out, again, lucky that the weather held out for the rest of the evening to capture these beautiful images.  

I wish both Sadya and Zuban a happy future together and thank them again for letting me capture their special day. 

Update: During the wedding reception, I was made aware of Zuban's father's illness and I unfortunately heard recently of his passing shortly after the wedding. My sincerest sympathies to Zuban and his family. May he Rest in Peace.

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Home

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Home

I recently took a trip home to the island to photograph a local business and while there, I got the chance to get some portraits of family and friends. The weather in Ireland this week has been absolutely phenomenal, something we would typically have to fly to the likes of Greece or Cyprus to enjoy. In fact, I don't ever remember the weather being so good in the evenings, almost like a Californian summer. One of these amazing evenings before I had to return to Cork, I spontaneously grabbed my camera to get a few shots of my cousins. I'm very happy how these turned out and makes me wish we could enjoy this all summer long!

Anytime I get to catch up with family and friends at home, we usually end up playing a lot of music together and having a few sociable ones ;) this time those sociable ones lasted till 7am but we took the opportunity to head to the beach and see the sun rise up over Croagh Patrick across Clew Bay. I don't think I have ever seen a moment like this as amazing that I could appreciate. Ireland truly is another place when the weather is good. 

As part of my trip home, I brought up one of my landscape prints - Winter Lights. This particular size was the large 36x16 inch version and when I collected it I was actually blown away to see it printed at this size with all its detail. The boat featured in Winter Lights is known as the Rossend and was shipwrecked on Kinnacorra in 1996. Proprietor of the Go Explore Hostel, Carl O'Grady and his family, used to run the ferry service using the Rossend before her demise. Unfortunately after 18 years, the winter storms in February this year washed away the remains of the wreckage and this point of interest is now lost  forever. If you venture in to Clare Island at all this summer, you can check it out on display in the Sailors Bar at the Go Explore Hostel and while there, grab yourself a cold one and take in the amazing views of the mountains :) 

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