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.

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.      

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