Monday, 12 January 2015

Sunday Shoots return

I stopped the  Sunday Shoots project for a break in 2014. I actually had a few weekends off. It could never last of course so in late November I dusted off the Hasselblad and faced the public once more. It's good to be back.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Dara at the National Theatre

Men with knives, moody lighting- what more could a photographer ask for? Shooting for the National Theatre is undoubtedly one of my favourite things to do. To find out more about the play please click here.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Derren Brown- Miracle

My fourth shoot with the polymath that is Derren Brown. This one for his new show Miracle which launches in March 2015. Once more retoucher and master of Horrorgami Marc Hagan-Guirey added his magic. Check out his amazing work here.
Make up applied with passion by Jenny Kewley. Shot in my smokey London studio.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Bake Face

Here's the Billington's #Bakeface campign I shot in back in the Summer for Creature London.It formed part of an interactive event which invited members of the public to share their bakeface online. Boothnation then stepped in to help garner customer involvement with a bespoke  photobooth at the Cake and Bake Show at Earl's Court.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Gabrielle Reidy

I took this portrait of Gabrielle Reidy in February of this year. Sadly Gabrielle passed away last week after a short battle with cancer. She was a hugely talented actor and a warm friend to so many people. I will miss her energy, intellect and passion a great deal. Here is her Guardian obituary.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Kids laugh at Irish Photographer

I photographed these spirited youngsters as part of a global campaign to help children around the world. The Unilever Foundation and Domestos have joined forces with UNICEF to help improve access to basic sanitation for hundreds of thousands of people in areas that need it most. As part of this partnership, Domestos is contributing 5% of its proceeds  from the sale of specially marked bottles in selected countries to support UNICEF’s CATS programmes in the Philippines, South Sudan, and Vietnam, India and Brazil.

Monday, 7 July 2014

He's not the Messiah

......he's a very naughty boy.

I'm showing my age here but I must admit that these words are still amongst the funniest I have ever heard.

Perhaps it's down to the strictures of my Irish Catholic childhood or the fact the Pythons regularly made my father cry with laughter. Either way I am very grateful to them all.

Photographing Terry Jones was a joy. He is an incredibly nice man and  makes a mean Americano.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Davina's ultimate challenge

Davina McCall from our recent shoot for Sport Relief. Aptly named  Davina - Beyond Breaking Point, this year's challenge will see the presenter attempting to cycle, swim and run over 500 punishing miles from Edinburgh to London in just seven days. To support Davina and help raise much needed funds for Sport Relief please click here.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Derren Brown- The Great Art Robbery

Derren Brown from our recent shoot for his new show, 'The Great Art Robbery'. The show airs on Channel 4 on December 13th.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Turner Prize 2013 React Campaign

For the first time in its history the Turner Prize was held this year out side London. Derry-Londonderry is 2013 City of Culture and was given the honour of hosting the prestigious prize. The React campaign, brainchild of advertising agency Kindred aimed to engage the people of Derry and further afield in contemporary art and to record their reactions. The resulting images formed a city dressing linking citizens of Ireland with the art that showcased in Derry. Seamus travelled for ten days around Ireland, North and South, in a specially converted campervan studio to record the reactions. To see more click here.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Daddy

Two sides of the great Ray Winstone from my recent shoot for The Reader's Digest Christmas cover. And yes, he actually is the Daddy.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Paperdandy

All hail Marc Hagan-Guirey, known also as The Paperdandy. We worked together to take this tongue in cheek shot. Kirigami is an incredibly complicated version of origami that involves cutting and folding and Marc has created a unique branch of this ancient art. His Horrorgami project presented 13 famous haunted houses, each cut from a single shoot of paper. If you share my love of true craft do visit his website.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Think! Don't Drink and Drive Campaign

My recent shoot for the Think campaign warning of the consequences of Drink Driving. Each poster shows the various people a convicted drink driver is likely to meet, from the arresting officer, magistrate, prison officer, right through to the guy who buys the car at a knock down price. Taxi!


A noisy and rather fun shoot with three very talented actors to herald the series of live events at Bluewater this summer. Getting reactions like this involves the dark arts. Please don't try this at home.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Amen to that!

Here's the poster from my latest shoot with the National Theatre. The wonderful Marianne Jean-Baptiste in full flow in preparation for her part as the uncompromising pastor in The Amen Corner, a play set in 1950's Harlem.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Tally Ho! Isn't it though?

Now this shoot was fun! Two of my favourite comedians effortlessly embodying the Dunkirk Spirit and their own take on London slang. God like art direction from Russell Wailes and deft copywriting from Tim Garth. Advertising is alive and well.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Desperately Seeking Denise


Denise Van Outen stepped into Madonna's 80's shoes for our shoot on Monday. As part of Comic Relief's 25th Red Nose Day Denise is encouraging everyone to dress up and go to Sainsburys to buy a Red Nose.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Sunday Morning Blues

Meet four of the many who joined in my 'Moody Portaits' themed Sunday Shoot last week. They really cheered me up! To see the talented others at their broodiest please click here.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Shooting for the Bard

Another poster shoot that satisfied my love for drama and strong design. My first for the National Theatre and what a wonderful commission to get. It doesn't get much better than Othello, directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear. Much respect to Matthew Mifsud for his vision and art direction.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me.

 Here's the result of my second collaboration with the lovely Derren Brown and retoucher par excellence Marc Hagan-Guirey. Make up deftly applied by Jenny Kewley. Shot in my studio which, I hasten to add, is not quite as distressed as the shot suggests.