MMA Fighter Cathal Pendred in Straight Blast Gym, Dublin.
Here are some shots of people loosely involved in the entertainment industry from the last year or two. We have The Sopranos/ Momento / Goonies star Joe Pantoliano, Irish band Delorentos in Murcia, Spain, comedian Sean Hughes, radio personalities Joe O’Shea, Matt Cooper and John Murray, actors who both happen to feature in Game Of Thrones Jack Gleeson and Richard Dormer, and rappers Lethal Dialect and Bitter Rocc.
Here is a selection of men and women involved in the sporting arena. Taken over the last few years, they include current Irish Rugby captain Jamie Heaslip, former Newcastle United & Liverpool legend Peter Beardsley, the one and only Jimmy Magee, All Ireland winning Donegal GAA Goalkeeper Paul Durcan, Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan, Olympic Gold medalist Michael Carruth, athlete Ailis McSweeney, former Boxing World Champion Bernard Dunne, former Irish Rugby player Gordon D’arcy, Irish / Libyan footballer Eamonn Zayed and Irish international soccer stars Stephen Hunt and John O’Shea.
ASIWYFA, or And So I Watch You From Afar, to give them their full moniker, popped into Hot Press for a shoot to mark the release of their new opus ‘All Hail Bright Futures’. Cracking live band, and great fun to shoot in the studio too. Did a mixture of indoors and outdoors, as the weather did me a favour for a change.
Lot of buzz about these four gentlemen, and the shoot I did with them in Hot Press ended up on the cover. Read the interview with them here.
For this, myself and Mr Dave Keane of The Art Dept decided to go for a more processed ‘cinematic’ feel to the images. Or we were messing with Photoshop, something like that!
First studio shoot with Josh for a few years, last one was up the Swiss Alps in 2007. You can read the interview with Olaf Tyaransen for Hot Press here.
This session was for the Hot Press cover to mark the release of his brand new long-player, ‘The Beast In It’s Tracks’. Went with a mixture of a clean white and black background, as Mr Ritter was looking very dapper that day so suited his look quite well. Here are some shots that were used in the feature, processing by Mr Dave Keane of Hot Press.
After all the sad news about the closure of the HMV stores in Ireland, here are some positive images of the shops through the years. Many great bands, artists and sports personalities have met their fans thanks to HMV. Various PAs and signings were an important part of the stores, and I had the pleasure of working at them for many years.
So in no particular order we have Tommy Tiernan, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Harrington, Neil Delamere, Katherine Lynch, Jack L, Imelda May, Debbie Harry, Wonderland, The Wanted, JLS, The Shoos, The Aftermath, The Script, The Coronas, Stereophonics, Shayne Ward, Shane MacGowan, Saw Doctors, Paul McGrath, Oasis, Macnas, Mundy, Jedward, Leinster Rugby, Julie Feeney, Jamie Lawson, Jack Charlton, Ham Sandwich, Gift Grub, Mario Rosenstock, Ian Dempsey, Ray D’Arcy, Fight Like Apes, Ed Sheeran, Dustin, Duckworth Lewis Method, Divine Comedy, Des Bishop , Declan O Rourke, Dave Geraghty, Bell X1, Dave Browne, CODES, Cathy Davey, Cara Dillon, Bressie, Alabama 3, The High Kings, Scouting For Girls, Josh Ritter and Royseven to name but loads.
Very much the men of the moment, The Strypes are a rhythm and blues band from Cavan. They have been name-checked by, take your pick from, Paul Weller, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Cerys Mathews. The list, I am told, goes on…
They have just signed a deal with Mercury Records and are currently preparing material for their debut long-player. Think all the cool sixties band and you are sort of close. These gentlemen can play, and I suggest you check them out soon. In the meantime, here are shots from the most enjoyable session for the Hot Press ‘Hot For 2013′ issue.