The problem with shoots for publication is you can forget to blog them after! I shot Shahira Barry for Valentines Day in the studio, but we also took a trip into The House Hotel to shoot. While I shoot a lot in studio, I’m more than willing and able (and excited) to shoot on location. We had a lot of stuff to shoot on the day, so we got right too it. Hair & Makeup were by Samantha Craughwell.
There’s one alt model that’s Queen of the Scene here in Ireland, and that’s Melissa Hayward. I had the absolute pleasure of working with her recently, specifically towards magazine submission. We’ve had a few too! First up is the June issue of Riot Vixen Magazine. Melissa features on the cover, but the shot on the richt inside is mine:
There’s also a tiny bit on the front cover of the current Retribution Magazine. with the main image inside:
And there was 2 pages in Teen Spirit magazine Issue 9 too:
Last, but not least, there’s also some in the Sinical Europe 2013 photo book, along with others by my buddy Zeroalias photo.
Melissa styled and did makeup, hair was by Natasha Richardson.
It seems like I’m seeing a lot of Valentia L’Abbate recently. I first shot her many years ago, but finally got to work with her again recently. Dublin photograper Dee O’Sullivan suggested we submit work to Revista 21, a Portuguese magazine. Tiago, the editor, got back and was delighted to take a submission from us. To see Valentina’s interview, along with my art nude photos of her, check out the May issue of Revista 21.
..would still be a McChicken. Rose from Catlwalk models with hair by Siobhan Murphy from SOA Hair. A shoot with Rose is always great fun, with loads of laughing and messing.
As promised, some of the live shots from the final of Glor Tire. The finalists were Micheal Regan, Anthony McBrien and Grainne Gavigan. Micheal was the eventual winner. The judges for the show were John Creedon, Caitríona Ní Shúilleabháinn and Charlie McGettigan, with Aoife Ní Thuairisg presenting the show. Special guest for the evening was singer and radio DJ, Ronan Collins.
Funderland is back again. I swung by Sunday night but was slightly late for shooting-and on the way to The Quays at the time, so I had to wait until tonight (Monday) to shoot. I roamed around for a few different views, using my Olypmus OM-D with 12-50 Kit lens for these shots. I’m looking forward to going to the fair with my son soon! Also featured at the end is the Scotia, currently in port.
Glor Tire is TG4′s search for a country singer show. I’ve been shooting production stills for them for 5 or 6 seasons now. Last Wed night was the final. Before the show I took formal shots of the finalists; Anthony McBrien, Grainne Gavigan and Michael Regan. The crowd was huge, the biggest at any final I’ve seen. Well done to the winner Michael Regan. I’ll post some live shots later in the week.
Micheal Regan with Glor Tire presenter Aoife Ní Thuairisg
Glor Tire presenter Aoife Ní Thuairisg with finalist Anthony McBrien
Getting a call from a prestigious local designer like Fiona Mangan Millinery is always nice. Not to mention the fabulous scones on shoot day. We’ve had a few of the shots published in various magazines, but now it the time to reveal the whole shoot.
Photographer: Sean McCormack
Models: Edel Quinn, Roseanne Melia
Hair: Natasha Richardson
Makeup: Suzanne Dolan
Styling: Fiona Mangan
I’m just back from a week teaching lighting with speedlites, Lightroom and Photoshop as a member of the 6 strong team including and organized by Paul RG Haley. This bi annual residential week is great fun and very intense. Up until now, it’s been in Roaches Hall in Buxton, but this time we made the move to Plas Glansevin, about 90 minutes north of Cardiff over the Brecon Beacons.
The amount of textures and backgrounds I use often surprises me. I get to the end of a retouch, with a quality image on front of me, then I get the urge to put them somewhere else, or make it look like it was shot with a different studio background. Or even look like it fell on the ground and got scratched!
In this case the photos were shot to be put into a different background intentionally. Roseanne brought her siqu to the studio with the idea in mind of doing a composite with her. She’s gorgeous, but I’m still finding the odd hair. No, not Roseanne’s! The background is the Custom House in Dublin. Convenient for photographing as it’s right across the river from the GoBus stop! If I manage to get some good snow shots, I’ll probably revisit this image and make it a snow scene.
A big shoutout to Roseanne, who made it into the Diva Next Door calendar as Miss June.
If you’d like to do a composite shoot, I’ll be adding them to my product range soon, priced to include a framed print.