Aer Lingus New Uniform Shoot – NYC

Aer Lingus recently updated their uniforms to a new clean and contemporary fit. Here’s how it went.  

It was great to shoot the new Aer Lingus uniforms at the end of 2019. The new uniforms now project a clean and contemporary look by Louise Kennedy. I have worked with Louise for years, so it was a perfect match. A real honour to be working together on something as historic. Aer Lingus hadn’t changed their uniforms since 1998 and as Aer Lingus themselves states, “The new-look uniform is the culmination of a two-year project between Aer Lingus and Louise Kennedy involving extensive staff engagement as well as external research in Dublin, London, New York and Paris”.

What better place to shoot the new 25 redesigned garments, than New York City. In all, 25 new garments have been designed. Cabin crew and ground staff have a greater variety of styles to choose from.

It was a pleasure to have real life Aer Lingus cabin crew modelling the new uniforms in ‘Kenmare Green’ and ‘Midnight’ navy through the streets of New York, strutting in front of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo and standing proud on a rooftop overlooking the city.

All of this couldn’t have been done without the stellar team involved. From Louise Kennedy’s team, including Aoife Conroy and Catherine McEvoy, to our extremely talented stylist Catherine Condell. Meanwhile we had our Irish born, New York residing pals Julianna Grogan on makeup and James Mooney on hair.

For large productions such as this, there is no one better than Annee Elliot, who is always one step ahead.

A good assistant and digi tech is equally an asset, luckily Steve Gallagher was on hand for just that.

Post Production was under control by the talented Dylan Madden.

Irish Photographer Barry McCall shoots Rugby Star Peter O'Mahony for Marks and Spencer

Peter O’Mahony for Marks & Spencers

Peter O’Mahony for Marks & Spencer

We recently had the pleasure of photographing Munster and Ireland Ruby player Peter O’Mahony for Marks & Spencer latest menswear collection. Peter took a break from his rigorous rugby training to model M&S’ latest range of casual knits, blazers, suits and more.

Anyone who has met Peter will be able to confirm that he is an absolute professional on and off the pitch, but most importantly he’s good craic. All of these traits truly make him the perfect Brand Ambassador for M&S.

Stylist Catherine Condell, who we have worked with on countless numbers of shoots was on hand during the shoot to make sure the tailoring was perfect. Makeup artist Ailbhe Lynch made sure Peter looked his best in between outfit changes. Not a hair was out of place.

Peter recently mentioned in an interview that his favourite outfit is black tie. He says it “just takes all the hassle out of trying to put something together”. Luckily for him, our stylist had him suited and booted with one in no time.

Our trusty retoucher Dylan Madden looked after post-production from the shoot, giving the shots the final tweaks.

Check out some shots from the final campaign below.


RTE’s Home Rescue Shoot

RTE’s Home Rescue Shoot

Delighted to be approached to shoot the promotional shots for the latest season of RTE’s Home Rescue. 

Architect, Róisín Murphy and builder Peter Finn are back for another season – fighting clutter and saving homes all round the country.

We had the duo in our Dublin 8 studio for the day, along with the crew from Coco Content. The studio was filled with laughter and the occasional shout of “OI!” when a lighthearted joke was thrown between the two hosts. 

Occasionally during the shoot, a new prop would appear. Straight away Roisin and Peter would hop on to a ladder, or on top of a box. Not an ounce of fear between them! Unquestionably, it was clear from the start that both Roisin and Peter had the same banter off screen, as they do on screen. 

This lightheartedness is definitely needed as each week architect and Róisín and Peter take on a cluttered home. This could belong to a family, an individual or a group of friends. During the show they tackle the clutter head on. At the end they offer them real resolutions with an entire makeover of two rooms in their house.

I know we will look forward to seeing Roisin and Peter on our screens for more seasons to come. 


THE GLOSS Magazine editorial shot by Barry McCall in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2.

The Gloss Magazine Editorial

THE GLOSS Magazine October Issue editorial shot by Barry McCall.

Its always nice getting out of the studio and into a bit of fresh summer air. That’s exactly what happened during our The Gloss Magazine shoot in Grand Canal Dock in August. 

The brief, ‘Looking the Business’ incorporated modern revamps of classics like “menswear-inspired coats, tartan, graphic prints and great knits”. Including the tagline “Workwear doesn’t have to be a suit to be serious.”. Stylist Catherine Condell pulled this off perfectly. With years of experience behind her, there was no need to worry for a second about the items of clothing on the Gloss shoot.

Brown Sugar Salon were on hand on the day ensuring that our model was looking flawless and camera ready. From the pin straight blonde locks to strong but natural makeup, the look matched the styling perfectly.  

Our model Gerda-Marie Mare looked gorgeous as she strode around the dock, surrounded by high rise office buildings and apartments. 

The shoot moved inside for some part of the day, the crew gliding through the 5-star Marker Hotel. From posing in the hotels lounge to wind swept on the roof top bar, with a view over all of Dublin 2. 

See the full shoot in THE GLOSS October issue with The Irish Times

Keith Barry shot by Irish portrait photographer Barry McCall in Dublin 8 Studio. Promotional artwork for Insanity Irish Tour

Keith Barry ‘Insanity Tour’ Studio Shoot

There isn’t a dull moment a day Barry McCall shoots a Mentalist, Magician & Subconscious Mind Specialist in studio! Basically anyone who knows Keith Barry or has seem him live will attest to this. Keith joined us at Bond Street Studios, Dublin 8 to shoot some promotional artwork for his new ‘Insanity’ tour.  

Throughout the shoot not only did Keith hop from one shot to the next, but also came up with perfectly mad ideas.

We had a few set ups prepared earlier on in the day, tested to be eye-catching for promotional purposes. Unquestionably, the crew were entertained during the day. We knew what to expect from this day, and we definitely weren’t disappointed. Check out this older snap of Keith Barry a few years ago the tables were turned when we hung him upside down for our book PHO20GRAPHY in aid of the ISPCC.

Natalie Kinsella was on hand on the day, making sure our mentalist looked his best. Not a hair was out of place as his head floated in the wooden crate. 

Overall, it was a great day in studio and a pleasure to photography Keith once again. 

Catch Keith Barry’s antics life on stage during his Insanity 2020 tour.


Fashion Editorial for Image Magazine October Issue

We recently shot a Fashion Editorial for Image Magazine October 2019 Issue. Its always a pleasure working with the Irish beauty & lifestyle magazine. We kept it local for this shoot and shot in Dublin based Bond St. Studios.

Let me just say, there was nothing boring about this day! We had the incredible Irish fashion stylist Catherine Condell pulling pieces from luxury designers such as Marc Jacobs, Helmut Lang and Stella McCartney. Catherine has a meticulous eye for details and is always ready to jump up when something slips out of place or can look even better with one tweak.

Leonard Daly, who is no stranger to Bond St Studios worked his magic on makeup, creating an effortlessly cool glam on our model Jess Gold. While David Cashman created a relaxed stylish up-do that lasted perfectly through out the day. All above made our model Jess Gold look perfectly boohoo-high fashion on the day of the editorial for Image Magazine. 

These are a few of the outtakes from the shoot. Post production by the best, Dylan Madden


RTE’s ‘My Big Day: Home or Away’s Tara Fay and Bruce Russell in Studio

RTE’s My Big Day : Home or Away’s Tara Fay and Bruce Russell in Studio.

I recently had the pleasure of shooting Tara Fay and Bruce Russell from RTE’s ‘My Big Day: Home or Away’.

My Big Day: Home or Away is an exciting and entertaining original format for RTÉ2 where one couple is given the services of two top class wedding planners.  One planner arranges a wedding at home, in Ireland, one plans a wedding away, somewhere fabulous and foreign. If you have caught an episode of the show, you will know the two top tier wedding planners are full of personality. This made for a great shoot in studio. 

Its always a pleasure working on promo’s for RTE shows, as we have done in the past.

Thank you to a great team on the day and i’ll let the images speak for themselves!



Irish Designer Louise Kennedy A/W19 Fashion Shoot

Irish Designer Louise Kennedy A/W19 Fashion Shoot

It’s always a pleasure to shoot Louise Kennedy collections.

Beautiful Irish designs? Check.

Breathtaking location? Check.

Vintage Mercedes Benz? Check.

Great team? Check check!

This shoot took place in Ballyfin Desmesne, Co. Laois on a sunny July day. I still find myself coming back to it months on. 

Catherine Condell on styling, Zoe Clark on make-up, Michael Leong on hair, Dylan Madden on post-production and the stunning Dioni Tabbers modelling.


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.

PWC Recruitment Campaign Barry McCall Photographer

PWC Recruitment Campaign

Bringing a little spark to this PWC recruitment campaign. Loved meeting, and working with, this great bunch of people.

Agency: Publicis Engage.

Post-production: Dylan Madden

Grooming: Searon McGrattan

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





Core Media Graduate Recruitment Campaign Barry McCall

Core Media Grad Campaign 2015

A little throwback to a really fun campaign we worked on with Core Media, for their graduate recruitment campaign back in 2015.

We asked them to jump…. and they said how high?! All the dynamism of the day is captured in these shots.


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.

Nigel O’Reilly Goldsmith

It’s all in the detail.

It was our absolute pleasure to photograph these stunning bespoke rings, so beautifully crafted by Irish goldsmith Nigel O’Reilly.

Post-production by Dylan Madden.



Barry McCall Photographer Fashion Editorial Image October

Fashion Editorial Image Magazine October 2018

Bold looks and bright lighting for this animal print fashion editorial for Image Magazine.

Post-production by Dylan Madden, styling by Brian Conway, hair by Aidan Darcy at Brown Sugar, make-up by Sue Brophy and our model Laura Coleman.

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.


Barry McCall photographer White Claw commercial photography

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.

Louise Kennedy SS17 by Barry McCall Photographer

Louise Kennedy SS17 Fashion Collection

We always love getting our teeth stuck into planning our next Louise Kennedy fashion shoots, with new directions and space for getting creative each time.

Here’s a throwback to our bright, floral shoot for the SS17 collection.

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!

Arnotts SS!8 Fashion Collection by Barry McCall Photographer

Arnotts SS18

A selection from our Arnotts SS18 fashion collection shoot, styled by Jan Brierton.


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 at St James’ Hospital).

Post-production by Dylan Madden, styling by Catherine Condell, make-up by Zoe Clark and hair by Katie Culleton.

Shoot pulled together by Lizzie Gore-Grimes at Image, with creative direction by Bill O’Sullivan.

Full shoot stored on our Drobo 5D3.


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.

Peter Mark Spring Campaign by Barry McCall Photographer


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.

Vicky Brannigan by Barry McCall Photographer

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


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.

Chanel beauty shot by Barry McCall Photographer




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.




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!!!



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 while away on holidays or just learning to shoot your daily surroundings in a new way.

So if you’re interested in joining Barry for a day of photography, in a studio where we’ve shot the likes of Naomi Campbell, Michael Fassbender, Conor McGregor, Saoirse Ronan and Hozier, drop us a line now for more details and to book your spot. Places will be limited!






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…