I recently started a portrait series that I want to continue over the coming weeks and months, the basic idea behind the project is getting the subject to select a location that means something to them or is comfortable to them. It's a really basic idea, but I'm excited to see how the series turns out and the variety of images I may be able to get by getting the subject to choose the location.
This is the first shoot of the series with Blathnaid from Distinct Model Management , we've shot together a few times before and its always really fun when we shoot.
Back in July, I was commissioned by In The Company of Huskies to fly to The Bahamas from NYC to shoot the Summer campaign for Aliv. I had shot for Aliv a few months before that, except that time we shot in a cold studio on a rainy day in Dublin. This was my first time travelling for a job, which was amazing, and the fact that it was travelling to The Bahamas made it that bit better. We shot the stills campaign on the same night as the TVC shoot (TVC below), so it was a long night working around the commercial crew but it was a pleasure. Huge shoutout to the Huskies team for trusting me with this campaign and making it a pleasure to shoot. Art Director: Chloe Hines / Agency Producer: Ciaran Walsh / Account Director: Elaine Knowles.
Urban sportswear test shoot with Lukman from Not Another Agency, shot on the streets of Dublin, wearing his own clothes and a Primark tracksuit I pulled.
A couple weeks ago I announced the release of my first self-published book, LES.
LES is a documentary and portrait project I shot in August while I was living in New York for the Summer. The project was shot within the four fences that enclose LES Skatepark in Chinatown. Before I even moved to New York I knew I wanted to shoot some sort of photo project in LES. I've been skating for 10 years, and have dreamed of skating in NYC since, and as LES is pretty much at the core of the scene over there it made sense to shoot something based around the park. I spent the majority of August focused on shooting this project, 4-5 days a week I'd head to LES to skate for a few hours and shoot some photos. I actually didn't bring my camera to the skatepark at all during the first month that I skated there, as I wanted to get a feel for the park and be somewhat recognised by the locals as a skater rather than just a photographer trying to get some skate photos. There are actually very few 'typical' skate photos in the book, the majority are documentary shots of the daily happenings in the skatepark and some portraits of locals, I was hyped to get to shoot a portrait of NYC skate legend Steve Rodriguez and his son Shiki (who also rips) and include them in the book, as Steve was one of the main reasons the skatepark got built.
The photos I included are outtakes that didn't make it to the book, but are shots that I still love. Pick up a copy of the book here!