The AG|WPJA Q2 2011 Contest placings ..

I was placed 7th in the latest The AG|WPJA contest. “Judges Comment: The tonal range in this image and it’s lightly warm tint mixes well with the beautiful, if not elaborate moment. It’s a wonderful image that blends strong composition with exacting skill.” The AG|WPJA was created, in part, to provide an avenue for the art of digital image manipulation applied to classic wedding photojournalism. There wasn’t a lot of manipulation in this image. It was a straight forward b&w conversion using one of my own Lightroom presets.

Pearl & Godiva shoot in Ballinatray House – as featured on

Last April, I did a shoot with Sarah from vintage hire company Pearl & Godiva. Sarah, who is also a talented stylist went into overdrive and created a fantastic setting in Ballinatray House. A quick scout unearthed a few great locations on the grounds of the estate. Industry friends such as the award winning designer Bonzie Crotty, make-up artist Kate Rose Crean and cinematographer Rodolphe from Mary Best Day Productions helped to create a very unique shoot. The great weather helped a bit too.

The work was featured the popular blog with some great comments like: “Delighted to see the best of Irish on 100 Layer Cake! Congrats guys!” and: “This is absolutely exquisite. Best shoot I’ve seen in forever.”

Here are some of my favourite images.

Also, this was the image board:

Finally, the preview clip, shot by Rodolphe! preview

Kodakid – band shoot

Last week I had an hour to shoot up and coming Waterford band Kodakid. The location is one that I found some time ago, a brand new, unused road passing under the new Waterford bypass. Perfect for wet conditions. The new concrete acted as a great background while the opening created a great framing point. Using one light (and a few multiple exposures) here is what I got. Kodakid’s new single “Low 7” is available for free download here.