Joanne Crawford Headshot Barry McCall

Headshot Photography Session

It was our pleasure to have Irish actor Joanne Crawford in studio recently for a headshot session. Working with actors is always a great way to focus on capturing presence and personality. Contact the studios to find out more about booking in head shot sessions with Barry.

Helen Steele Barry McCall Photohgrapher

Designer Portraits for Samsung and Image Magazine

We love working with creatives, capturing the character that drives their designs. This shoot for Samsung Ireland and Image Magazine was a great project to work on, drawing together five very different but equally brilliant designers working in Ireland: Helen Steele, Anthony Peto, Emma Manley, Peter O'Brien, Natalie B Coleman and Silvana Landa.

POCO by Pippa O'Connor Barry McCall Photographer

POCO by Pippa O’Connor

We had a great two days shooting in studio with the powerhouse that is Pippa O'Connor, photographing her exclusive range of denim, POCO. What a great and dynamic team on set! Post-production: Dylan Madden - Creative: Cillian @ I-Zest Marketing -  Styling: Niamh Doherty @ Pippa - Make-up: Aimee Connolly & Sarah Keary - Hair: David Cashman & Sian - Video: Steve Gallagher - Models: Ella @ Morgan, Cathy @ 1st Option, Hilary @ Morgan, Fionnuala @ Assets & Abby @ Assets  

Joseph Ribkoff SS19 Barry McCall Photographer

Joseph Ribkoff SS19

What's better than getting to work with a beautiful fashion collection? Getting to work with a beautiful fashion collection away in the sun. For Joseph Ribkoff's SS19 collection shoot, we were whisked away to the beautiful island of Santorini. After a steep climb to the top, we spent two days in the sun shooting fashion and accessories. Styling: Catherine Condell Post-production: Dylan Madden Shoot production: Mariad Whisker Make-up: Zoe Clark Hair: Michael Leong Model: Romana Balazova @ Established Models        

Image Magazine Fashion Editorial Barry McCall Photographer

Fashion Editorial for Image Magazine December Issue

It's always a treat shooting in a beautiful location. Killruddery House was tailor-made for our second fashion editorial in the December Issue of Image Magazine. Our supermodel Sophia Sparrow, styled by Jan Brierton, struck out in style in the bright, classical surrounds of the orangerie. Post-production: Dylan Madden - Styling: Jan Brierton, assisted by Emma McCarthy, Anne O'Shea and Ellen Bird - Hair: Michael Leong - Make-up: Zoe Clark - Model: Sophia Sparrow @ Boss Model Management    

Sandra Alvarez Spark Foundry Barry McCall Photographer

Spark Foundry Portraits

We love working with bright, bold creatives. The crew from Spark Foundry were no exception. We captured a cover shot of the wonderful Sandra Alvarez, the only female managing director of an Irish media agency, for IMJ Magazine.  We also captured head shots and group shots for the rest of this great team.    

Image Fashion Editorial by Barry McCall Photographer

Image Magazine Fashion Editorial December 2018

We absolutely loved working on this fashion editorial, shot for Image Magazine. The team was firing on all cylinders this day, and the results are probably one of our favourite fashion shoots of the year. Post-production: Dylan Madden - Styling: Sarah Rickard Lantry - Styling assistance: Shaylyn Gilheaney, Meaghan Fox and Ellen Bird - Make-up: Roy Wong - Hair: Michael Leong - Nails: Pamela Laird - Model: Laura Rakhman Kidd @ Tess Management

Barry McCall Photographer Deborah Veale Fashion

Deborah Veale Fashion Collection

We recently photographed Deborah Veale's latest fashion collection. It's always such a pleasure to photograph classic fashion with a contemporary edge.     Post-production by Dylan Madden, make-up by Zoe Clark, hair by Jenni Crawford and our model Ciara B from Andrea Roche. Shot at Bond Street Studios.

Barry McCall Photographer Anna Geary for Cristallo di Milano

Anna Geary for Cristallo di Milano

We had a great day in studio earlier this year shooting jewellery for Cristallo di Milano, with their new brand ambassador Anna Geary. Anna is a joy to work with and brought so much energy to the campaign. Post-production by Dylan Madden, make-up by Linda Ryan, hair by Claudia Walsh and styling by Justine King.    

Barry McCall Photographer Wella Professionals Style Council Sarah Mason Professional

Wella Professionals Style Council Shoot

It's always a treat to work with creatives. We teamed up with Leonardo Rizzo, international creative for Sanrizz, on this year's shoot for the Wella Professionals Style Council. The concept for the shoot was Parklife, an urban space where the next generation gather to express their individual styles. We really enjoyed shooting this collection of bold and unique looks. Post-production: Dylan Madden. Styling: Alison Conneely. Make-up: Leonard Daly. Looks by Sarah Mason Professional, Alan Keville, Aviary Lane, Joanne O'Neill Hairdressing, House of Colour and Foundation.          

Deirdre McQuillan by Barry McCall Photographer for Image Magazine

Ageless Style – Portraits for Image Magazine

We love shoots where we get to meet wonderful and interesting people. This portrait shoot for Image Magazine was no exception. The five women featured in this shoot encapsulated how fun fashion can be, whatever your age. Shot on set at Bond Street Studios. Featuring Orla Sheridan, Grainne Wynne, Deirdre McQuillan, Aoibheann McNamara and Judith Crawford. Post-production by Dylan Madden and make-up by Ashley O'Connor.      

White Claw

We loved getting creative with this hero shot for a White Claw ad campaign earlier this year. Shot for 10th anniversary ESPN Body Issue. Creatively directed by Rothco.  

Louise Kennedy AW18 fashion by Barry McCall Photographer

Louise Kennedy AW18 Fashion Shoot

We always love working on Louise Kennedy's seasonal fashion collection shoots. Beautiful designs and a great crew always makes for a good day. For the AW18 shoot, we had an extra component in the mix  - an absolutely stunning location. The shoot took place at a private office in Dublin city, with interior design by Roisin and her team at Kingston Lafferty Design. As a photographer, it's always an extra thrill to have access to hidden gem locations for shoots. So enjoyed working on this with Catherine Condell on styling, Zoe Clark on make-up, Michael Leong on hair, Dylan Madden on post-production and our girl Romana Balazova.    

Courtney Smith by Barry McCall Photographer for TK Maxx

TK Maxx Maxximum Style

They are always some of the most fun and vibrant shoots we get to do. The 'Maxximum Style' campaign for TK Maxx was no exception. We photographed a great bunch of people, who express themselves through a unique sense of personal style. Such a pleasure to shoot with stylists Courtney Smith and Cathy O'Connor, and creative Jake McCabe from Cüpl Creative. With team Christine Lucignano on make-up, Darren Lacken on hair, styling by Courtney Smith and post-production by Dylan Madden.  

Aoife Walsh by Barry McCall Photographer for the Ivy Dawson Street

The Ivy Dawson Street

Delighted the Ivy has made its way to Dublin, and really looking forward to a sneak preview of all the Ivy Dawson Street has to offer. We had great fun working with a wonderful bunch of people to capture these portraits of familiar Irish faces, as part of a promotional campaign welcoming the restaurant to the city. Reservations now being accepted, and doors open Tuesday July 24th. Can't wait!  

Food Photography by Barry McCall for Chapter One Restaurant

Chapter One: An Irish Food Story – Throwback!

Is it dinner time yet?! It's hungry work operating a busy studio! Today has got us dreaming about the year we spent working on this delicious coffee table book, with Ross Lewis and all the team, for Chapter One Restaurant; capturing some of the top dishes across all seasons. It was a lengthy and intricate process, working with a huge amount of large image files. Our Drobo storage system was an invaluable part of the production process, with its high volume storage capacity and ease of access.

Hudson Taylor

Throwback to last year shooting with Hudson Taylor. Had a blast working with these talented guys in and around Bond St Studios. Working with musicians always brings such energy to a shoot, and these guys were no exception!

Helen Cody and Alice Maher by Barry McCall Photographer

Image Magazine Changemakers

We were absolutely thrilled to be on board for the Image Magazine changemakers shoot, working with women who make waves. We had the pleasure of having 12 of Ireland's many inspirational women come to our studios to be photographed. Such great energy and fun on this shoot! Featured in our post are Sinead McSweeney (MD of Twitter Ireland), Helen Cody (fashion designer) and Alice Maher (artist ), Deborah Somorin (accountant at PWC and activist), Jordan Hewson (founder and CEO of Speakable ) and Norah Patten (scientist-astronaut). See the full shoot including all 12 women in the current issue of Image Magazine, also featuring Christina Noble (Founder of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation), Domini Kemp (author, chef, restaurateur and campaigner), Louise Galvin (athlete, physiotherapist and campaigner), Sonia Deasy (Co-Founder of Pestle & Mortar), Ellen Keane (elite athlete and paralympian swimmer), and Dr Clíona Ní Cheallaigh (consultant and clinical lead and investigator for the inclusion health research service

Peter Mark Spring Campaign by Barry McCall Photographer

Peter Mark Spring Hair Campaign

Bringing that fresh spring feeling to this hair campaign for Peter Mark. We always love our Peter Mark shoot days, with a great crew and great energy in studio. Hair by Suzie Dowling and Danielle Whelan, make-up by Christine Lucignano, styling by Roxanne Parker, post-production by Dylan Madden and with our girl Kerri Patten at Morgan the Agency.  

Vicky Brannigan by Barry McCall Photographer

World Backup Day with Drobo

Backing up my imagery has always been important for me. However, it was when I started working on my 20 year retrospective PHO20GRAPHY that it really hit home. I was working with thousands of images. We spent months scanning my older photographic prints, and about a year shooting new digital imagery; all this had to be really securely backed up and well organised. Our Drobos were an invaluable part of the whole book production process. I have a lot of images that mean something special to me. However, this is the image that I would consider to be the turning point in my career. It was the first time that I felt my vision had been fully realised and that anything was achievable. That was 28 years ago. Image of Vicky Brannigan at Morgan the Agency, make-up by Fiona Connon, hair James Mooney and styling by Nadia Pfeiffer.

Chanel beauty shot by Barry McCall Photographer

Chanel

Taking some time out at the end of a busy week to back up our imagery on our Drobo 5D3, and we're having a bit of fun along the way reviewing our image archives. This was one of our favourite beauty shots from 2017 for Chanel, with make-up by Christine Lucignano.      

Barry McCall Commercial Photographer men's fashion photography for Remus Uomo SS18

Remus Uomo SS18

It's always a pleasure working on men's fashion photography shoots for Remus Uomo and the SS18 collection shoot was no exception. We got to spend time in the amazing Eden Project in Cornwall.    

Tesla

Congratulations to Elon Musk on his latest achievement "The Falcon Heavy".  As I sit here writing this blog post a Starman sitting in a tin can is navigating the heavens. The Tesla Roadster – with the message “Don’t panic!” stamped on the dashboard and David Bowie playing on the speakers - moving at 11km per second on a 400 million mile journey. Its projected path will bring it close to Mars. There is a tiny chance it might crash into the planet. If it stays on course, it will instead drift through space, potentially for millions of years. I had great fun directing a test advert for Tesla last year, what an amazing car!!!    

Nadine Coyle for TK Maxx

We had the great pleasure of having Nadine Coyle in studio for this TK Maxx shoot popping with colour. The Give Up Clothes for Good campaign is helping to raise funds for Enable Ireland.  www.enableireland.ie/get-involved/campaigns

Beginner Level Digital Photography Course

Looking to get creative for the year ahead? We are delighted to confirm our first 1 day introductory level digital photography course of 2017, suited to beginners and those with only basic experience, taking place at Bond Street Studios, Dublin 8, on Saturday February 18th. The course will look at how, when and why to use the various manual settings on your DSLR - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed - but we don't believe in all talk and no action, so we'll swiftly be rolling up the sleeves and getting hands on cameras to practice what we've discussed, with our professional models in studio to help us out. We'll also go over the basics of how to give your image a once over in Photoshop. The course day aims to give you the tools you need for getting more from your camera, whether it's capturing great moments with family and friends, taking landscape shots

The Taste of Success

A feast for the eyes and what a tasty shoot to work on. Great to have foody mentors Roz, JP, Domini and Eunice, along with presenter Dáithí, in studio to capture the imagery for RTE's The Taste of Success. With beautiful set design by Ciara O'Donovan.  

Louise Kennedy with Turnbull & Asser

What a treat to work on this shoot with Louise Kennedy, who teamed up with iconic British menswear company Turnbull & Asser for this beautiful limited edition collection of white shirts. Crisp and classic. Styling by Catherine Condell, make-up by Zoe Clark and hair by Michael Leong.

JJ Donnelly

Absolutely loved working with Dublin Fashion Festival Young Designer 2016 winner JJ Donnelly for her striking collection shoot. We wish her all the best going forward and we're quite sure she is one to watch

Hot Air Blow Dry Bar

Hairstyles inspired by some of the most stylish cities around the world. Delighted to be on board with Leonard Daly shooting for the newest member of the Oslo beauty group, Hot Air Blow Dry Bar.          

Peter O’Brien AW16 for Arnotts

Great show last night for Peter O'Brien's AW16 collection for Arnotts and what a beautiful collection to work with for our recent shoot. Styling by Catherine Condell, make-up Zoe Clark and hair Michael Leong. As featured last weekend by Bairbre Power.      

Bloomsday 2016

Happy Bloomsday 2016. Great to see so many events on in the city this week. #TBT - the wonderful John Shevlin, a Bloomsday regular, from a past shoot for Arnotts as featured in Social and Personal.