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. 


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.

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.


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

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.


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.