Friday, 30 October 2015

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

The incredible talent that is Sharon D Clarke entertained all the crew with her wonderful singing on this rather fun shoot for the National Theatre.  Sharon is to play Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues in a new production of August Wilson’s play which kicks off in late January 2016. With direction by  Dominic Cooke and design by  Ultz this is set to be a wonderful show. For more info click here.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Bird takes flight

Simon Bird from our recent campaign shoot for The Post Office. And yes, Simon did all his own stunts!

Miracle Man

Derren Brown from our recent shoot on stage in Guildford. Derren is bringing his live show Miracle to the Palace Theatre in November.

The force is strong!

My portrait of my pal and unsurpassed master of kirigami Marc Hagan- Guirey. He has just opened his latest show. In Cut Scene Marc has fashioned 12 models inspired by Star wars each cut from a single sheet of A4 paper. They are a wonder to behold.  The exhibition runs from August 8th-16th at 5th Base Gallery.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sing the theme tune, write the theme tune...

Just a few of the many characters brilliantly captured by Joanna Lumley in our recent shoot for Foxtel.  Can you spot Orange is the New Black, Wayward Pines, Outlander Mad Men, Veep and Game of Thrones.

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.