Irish Music Photographers

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Irish music photography is at an all time strong point. It’s the work of these photographers each night that produces amazing images of the intense and insane live shows bands put on around Ireland. Each Irish photographer has his own style and you can see it in the quality of the shots, the framing and how they capture the emotions and tenseness of a moment at a live show.

We try to support Irish photography by promoting the photographers that snap for us, back to you. If you’re looking for a photographer for a photoshoot, the pay to snap your event or perhaps something not music related, we present to you some of the finest photographers in Ireland. Any photographer with a banner style image below his name has an entire portfolio page on this site with everything you need to know about the photographer including samples of his/her work.

To get yourself listed in our photographers section, please email (only if you photograph for music related items) Aidan at

Kieran Frost { Portfolio }

The leader of Goldenplec’s amazing live photography. Kieran is Goldenplec’s photo editor, shoots live music every other night of the week and has snapped for almost every publication in Ireland and some in the UK.

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A master of the portrait shot, chosen by so many bands around Ireland to capture them both live and in photoshoots. His own weakness is Femme Fatales and he has snapped for multiple online publication including MCD and of course, Goldenplec.

Sean Smyth { Portfolio }

A keen eye for a shot, Sean is a live photographer who produces amazing live shots from the shows he’s attended across Dublin. His snaps spoke for themselves which is why despite starting out with ourselves, he now snaps for multiple publications in Ireland.

Sean Conroy { Portfolio }

Dublin based photographer specialising in live gig photography and photo shoots. Click the image for more on Sean!

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Debbie Hickey { Portfolio }

Debbie covers a wide range of events all over Ireland, including live gigs, band promos, portraits, weddings, studio and commercial work. Currently shooting for multiple publications including GoldenPlec.

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Yan Bourke { Portfolio }

Dublin based photographer, specialises in live music photography. Snaps for Goldenplec.
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Aaron Corr { Flickr / Facebook }

Specialises in gig photography. Submits to Phantom FM, Crude Magazine, and Various Websites. For more on Aaron, click the image below.
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Owen Humphreys

Dublin Based photographer.
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Aisling Finn

Dublin Based photographer
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Aled Owen-Thomas

Galway based photographer with a passion for music photography occasionally referred to as a hero / Facebook

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Loreana Rushe
Artist and Photographer based in Dublin we believe. Works with Music Mags and Newspapers across Ireland, creates artwork for Fight Like Apes and works with many bands, State, AU and Le Cool Mag and now is on team Goldenplec

Alan Moore
Live gig photographer who already snaps for State and AU and now Goldenplec too. / Flickr

Mark Earley
Dublin based freelance photographer with a special interest in music photography. Was Photo Editor of Irish & UK music site Ragged Words before joining the Golden Plec team

Michelle Geraghty
Self-taught Dublin based photographer specialising in event photography, including music and festivals.

Luis Faustino
Another top class live gig photographer. Check his site for examples of his work.

Ian Keegan
Dublin based photographer specialising in live gig photography.

Outside of Team Goldenplec

Seán Kavanagh
Former musician turned freelance photographer specialising in Live Music and Portraits.

Damien McGlynn
Dublin based photographer shooting for over 5 years for Bands directly, State, The Irish Times, The Ticket

Ste Murray 
Photography & Design

JK Photography
Dublin based photographer, specialises in photo shoots for musicians.

Dan Butler
Dan Butler is a Dublin-based photographer who specialises live music photography and band shoots. Snaps for musicscene and NuMu Promotions.
Dan Butler

Colm Laverty
Photographer and filmmaker working with numerous Belfast-based artists.

Agnieszka Zwara
She shoots promo and performance photographs for independent promoters, bands, artists and music websites

Alan Maguire
Based in Belfast, music photographer specialising in live music since 2003.

Alex Sinclair
Young Dublin based photography student

Alison Boland
Self taught photographer of over 5 years, varied work based including fashion and portraiture and is working recently on music photograpy too

Anthony Peyper
Specialises in Live and promotional music and wedding & portrait work

Full time professional portrait, event, music photographer and part time DJ.

Eef Hamill
Dublin Based young female photographer. Varied work including writing for TodayFM & The College Tribune’

Barry Delaney
Photographer who prefers the use of Film over Digital memory

Brian Fitzgerald
London based Athlone man into Music photography

Carrie Davenport
Belfast based freelance photographer travels all over Ireland working as a regular contributor to Kerrang/Hotpress and AU

Cormac Figgis
House photographer for Whelans/The Village/Andrews Lane

David Kelly
A self taught Dublin based photographer working with a number of local promoters and bands. featured in various media including RTE, the Irish Times, the Independent & Hot Press.  Currently working for Getty Images, commercial clients include Vodaphone, McDonald’s and KPMG. Hates festivals, loves small venues.

Enda Casey
Longford man but Meath based as a freelance Music or events photographer

Florian Knorn
Dublin based photographer

Gene Smirnov
Full time portrait and music photo

Gill Prenderville
Young female photographer working in the music area, one of the exhibiting photographers for Hard Working Class Heroes 2010, produced the Miracle Bell album artwork and the art for the four previously released singles. 

Grace Miller
Young female Live music photographer

Grahan Smith
Loves documenting musicians and the life surrounding them

James Goulden
Has photographed for Goldenplec previously, Is Dublin based and has been used by Record Companies, National and International Newspapers and Magazines for the last 9 years for live photography

Matthew Patton
Norther Irish based photographer working with A Plastic Rose, Colenso Parade and Kasper Rosa

Paul O’Connell
Wedding, Music events and Commercial project photographer

Paul Keeling
Shoots for a magazine called QRO

Ramsey Cardy
Northern Irish photographer  shooting high profile concerts around Ireland. His images have appeared in many publications UK and worldwide.

Ruth Medjber
Dublin based Music photographer is a DIT Photography, Snaps for Hotpress, works in London and Dublin Studio’s. Her professional injuries include the time Beck stood on her fingers, and the time Slash smacked her with his guitar – but both later apologized because she’s so awesome.

Ryan Suffern
13 years photographing big and small Irish acts all over the country

Shane O’ Neill
Waterford based photographer who works in Editorial, Portraits, Music and Event work

Shane Serrano
Latino Irish photographer who runs Crude Magazine an independent alternative culture and lifestyle magazine. Which now appears to be a facebook profile (it is a recession after all)

Tony Kinlan
Wicklow based music photographer including Glastonbury as one of his regular shoots each year

Sasha Bond
Live Music Photographer with Heineken Music

Peter Shields
Finefocus Wedding and Portrait Photography for Dublin and Nationwide. At finefocus I offer stunning and elegant professional wedding & portrait photography at affordable prices.

Mark Quigley / PhotoProIRL
Dundalk based music photographer 

Tom Beary
Live and portrait music photographer