MMA Fighter Cathal Pendred in Straight Blast Gym, Dublin.
2013 Mercury Prize winners Alt-J played a hugely-anticipated show in The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Expectations were high, the crowd was huge and the band were rather good. A fantastic light show helped things, and gave a great atmosphere to the music. Made my life nice and easy. A band also not known for running around the stage, up PA gantries and the like.
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.
Levon Helm Tribute Night, The Sugar Club, Dublin, 19th April 2013 featuring performances from Trouble Pilgrims, Pete Cummins, Graham Hopkins and Joe Doyle from The Frames, Fiachra Gaffney, The Group, The Walls, Gavin Glass, Shane O’Reilly from Bipolar Empire, Republic Of Loose, The Lost Brothers and Valerie Francis.