High Resolution Image Licenses

Wall coverings for Corporate Clients

I’m supplying a lot of commissioned high resolution image licenses to Corporate Clients these days. New clients come to me when they want something above and beyond what’s available from stock libraries. Often clients have a specific scene which they would like photographed. The image will have a predetermined aspect ratio due to it’s proposed location. The aspect ratio is often huge. I’ve supplied images up to 13 x 3m high! In fact that’s what got me started on my forest panoramics.

The level of detail possible with my hasselblad medium format Digital Back combined with the amazing resolving power of my hand built Schneider and Rodenstock lenses is incredible. My latest super wide panoramics have the equivalent resolution of a 250 megapixel medium format camera! But I don’t just stop there. Instead of just supplying an image file way smaller than the printed image like you get with stock libraries, I size the image using advanced algorithms to the output size. I than sharpen the image at the output size so you get the absolute highest quality image possible.

Printing of High Resolution Image Licenses

The quality of the image is also dependent on the printer. I can of course just supply the finished image file to the client but I also give the option of supplying the actual printed image, where I would work with the guys in the Copperhouse. The Copperhouse can even instal the image for the client. This removes all the stress from the client and they can be assured of the highest possible quality during every step of the process.

The images can be printed on a wide choice of media, including Wallpaper, Vinyl, Dibond and best of all Acrylic for the real wow factor.

It’s really hard to get the point across about the level of detail with words so I thought it was better to upload a recent image along the Dublin Quays which you can view here. The printed image will be 12.7 x 2.6m high! The image is still only a fraction of the original file but it gives you an idea of the immersive detail achieved.

I’m also attaching a preview of the image below as well as some other images where I was commissioned to shoot specific locations and supply high resolution image licenses.

Superwide Panoramic of the Dublin Quays

Superwide Panoramic of the Dublin Quays

Dublin City Centre scene for 6 x 3.7m backdrop

High Resolution Image Licenses

13 x 3m Vinyl Wall Covering.

High Resolution Image Licenses

13 x 3m Vinyl Wall Covering.

High Resolution Image Licenses

13 x 3m Vinyl Wall Covering.

Accepted for the RHA annual Exhibition 2014

So nice. I got accepted for the RHA annual exhibition 2014 for this CRAZY photo of CRAZY machinery in an animal feed plant. You have to see it in the flesh. Completely surreal. I guess everything in the photo has a function. What that is, is anyone’s guess! It’s a Lambda print on diamond polished acrylic and the image really pops of the page

 

Animal Feed Plant 3

Acrylic picked up in the Copper House

Photos of Retrospective 01 Exhibition launch

Well. The exhibition launch  was a great success. There was a fantastic turnout and loads of interest. My good friend and fellow photographer Peter Gordon kindly photographed the launch. Here are some of his images. Copyright Peter Gordon

 


Launch invite to my Retrospective 01 Exhibition in TileStyle

Well folks. Here is an invitation to my  Retrospective 01 exhibition in TileStyle next wednesday. All are welcome. Admission is free and it should be a great night.

TileStyle will launch my  photographic exhibition  – Retrospective 01, from 6.30-9pm on Wednesday 9th April 2014.

Retrospective 01 will be a collection of my favorite works going back over the years. There will be many of my landscape photos, both rural and urban, including photos from my Duality exhibition plus a number of new works from new projects which will be seen for the first time!!

Stuart McLaughlin – Chief Executive of Business to Arts and Chair of the Glucksman Gallery, UCC will open the exhibition.

Retrospective 01 runs in TileStyle from the 9th April to the 30th April 2014.

Invite to Retrospective 01 Exhibition
Invite to Retrospective 01 Exhibition

Invite to Retrospective 01 Exhibition

Selected photos in Retrospective 01 Exhibition in TileStyle

I thought it would be cool to show you a slide show of my photos you will find in my Retrospective 01 exhibition in TileStyle. Several are brand spanking new and some you will know. I feel passionately about each photo. Each one was a joy to take and I hope that you like them too :o)

TileStyle will launch my  Retrospective 01 Exhibition , from 6.30-9pm on Wednesday 9th April 2014.

Stuart McLaughlin – Chief Executive of Business to Arts and Chair of the Glucksman Gallery, UCC will open the exhibition.

Retrospective 01 runs in TileStyle from the 9th April to the 30th April 2014.


Finalist in the World Photographic Cup

I got some great news recently. I was a finalist in the 2014 World Photographic Cup, which is an international photography competition for photographers from the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

The World Photographic Cup is the first ever photography competition launched globally, with national photographic teams from America and Europe and from Asia to Australia. Its successful first round of submissions confirmed the WPC as a vehicle to universally share photographic style, encourage image excellence and create friendships across all diverse cultural environments.

22 national teams accepted the international opportunity to showcase their best in this Inaugural World Photographic Cup! Entries far exceeded the expectations of the organizing bodies (the FEP, Federation of European Photographers and PPA, Professional Photographers of America).

The WPC governing committee co-ordinated the judging process for all 400 pictures submitted. Images were judged by an international panel made up of 15 renowned professional photographers from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal and USA! Judges were selected based on their photographic technique, experience, and previous training as a photographic judge. The scoring procedure was totally at random and in complete anonymity. The score for each image was based on four principles: Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and Composition. Each of these contributed to a maximum of 25% of the total score.

The urban landscape photo was part of my exhibition Duality. You can read more about the exhibition here.

This is the image, titled “Radiating Beams, Blackrock Baths at Sunrise” and it was a finalist in the landscape category.

 

Radiating Beams, Blackrock Baths at Sunrise
Radiating Beams, Blackrock Baths at Sunrise

 

Acrylic photo of a 360° panoramic forest

Acrylic photo of a 360° panoramic forest image

Acrylic is my favorite medium onto which I mount my images. I just got a new 3m wide  photo printed in the Copper House. It’s a 360° forest panoramic photo from Donadae Forrest in County Kildare. It’s a  lovely place and thanks to my buddy Eamon for recommending it to me. The photo is a Durst Lambda Print mounted onto diamond polished acrylic, which gives the photo a lovely dramatic affect. The file actually had to be reduced so the clarity of the print is very impressive. Here you see a few images I took of the  photo and a small video showing all that lovely detail. I alway aim to display my images in a way which maximized their impact. The forest series offers a very immersive experience for the viewer and it is only at these large sizes that one truly appreciates the sense of escape and peace which existed when I photograph these scenes.

 

Video of the photo in the Copper House

Acrylic photo of a 360° panoramic fores

The acrylic photo installed

Acrylic photo of a 360° panoramic fores

The photo was printed in the Copper House.

Printing of 88 Fine Art photos for the Marker Hotel

I decided it would be really cool to document the whole process of the commission for the Marker Hotel. All of the video was captured on my iphone and my wee Canon S110 compact camera. I had such a laugh doing it. I’ve started shooting video of when I take the photo just to show how they were taken. I thought it would be nice to add them to my print releases on the site.

88 of my photos for the new Marker 4* plus Hotel in Dublin

Well it’s official. I got an order of 88 pieces for the new Marker 4* plus Hotel in Dublin. I’m buzzing. The largest piece is 6.6m wide acrylic of my 360 degree forrest shot!! It will be split into 3 pieces because of it’s sheer size. 4 more of the pieces are from my exhibition Duality. 3 of these will be 2.75m wide. It feels all a bit surreal. I’ll be getting them all printed in Fire and I can’t wait to see them, especially the forrest shot and the 9ft’r of the Dun Laoghaire Baths. It was my last piece photographed for Duality and it’s always great to see a photo printed so large for the first time. I sent the files through so Mark can work his magic.

Anyone who is interested in my pieces just let me know and I can show you examples of them framed or in acrylic.

Dun Laoghaire Baths 2 will be 9ft wide
Gougane Barra Forrest Park will be 22ft wide!!

My Favorite images of 2012

2012 was a strange year in many ways. The 1st half was my toughest yet. I won’t bore you with the details but it really was getting to the stage that I was truly worried about my future. Picture sales were steadily rising but the thought of emigrating was becoming a real possibility. A possibility I was not exactly enthusiastic about. Ireland is where I’m from. It’s where my family live. It’s where I feel a sense of place. From a business point of view, I feel I have a true understanding of the Irish landscape. It’s where the majority of my commercial clients and fine art customers are based. It’s where the majority of my fine art images were taken. Of course the recession that has consumed us all moved the goalposts and you just have to do what you have to do.

Than suddenly in August something changed. I got a wonderful commission to photograph the Guinness Storehouse for a limited edition for the senior Diageo Execs and the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Than suddenly I was commissioned to photograph a series of landscapes for the new Quest Software offices in Cork. Followed by a number of sales of my large acrylic and plywood pieces of photographic art. Than came a number of really interesting architectural commissions. Than came my exhibition Duality which has proved to be a real success. This in turn has opened doors to amazing possibilities for the future.

Why did all this suddenly happen? The answer is I don’t really know. Most of the amazing things that happened in the last 5 months were unrelated. All I can say is thanks to the man above for everything that has happened. I feel so lucky to be doing something I truly love and after 4 years of pretty much constant 7 day weeks, all that hard work is starting to pay off.

Here are my favorite images of 2012. There are 12 in total. 6 architecture and 6 landscape. (Although 2 of the architecture images were actually part of the commission to produce a limited edition print  for Diageo. I just wanted to illustrate how my architectural work translates into my fine art work all the time.)

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Office Fitout

This funky fitout was such fun to photograph. There were loads of large graphic images around the office. I waited for the sunlight to work it’s way into the meeting area behind the the screen of hung threads. I loved the way it made the whole space very 3 dimensional.

House by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

This is my favorite image from a beautiful home designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects. I was commissioned by the New York Times for a piece in it’s magazine. It’s a wonderful piece of contemporary architecture in Ireland.

House by PLM Architecture

This lovely house by PLM Architecture is located in picturesque West Cork near Bantry. The front of the house is very low with quite deep canopies. I wanted to show these nice clean lines and this is my favorite image.

House by PLM Architecture

The house is located beside lovely coastline and the architects made quite a seamless connection between the living space and the landscape. I wanted to show that conncection in this photo.

Guinness Storehouse

This photo is part of the selection of images I took for the Diageo commission. It wasn’t the final chosen image but I love it. It is the underground connection tunnel between 2 Guinness sites and runs underneath James’s Street

Guinness Storehouse

This is the actual image chosen for the limited edition. I used my Schneider 28mm Digitar XL lens to create a dramatic perspective and to show the strong influence from American industrial age architecture.

Stranded boat on a Wicklow Stream

I found this surreal location in Wicklow, thanks to a photographer friend. The place is very peaceful. The foliage on the trees acted as a giant softbox and the place was bathed in a wonderful soft light.

Forrest, Galway’s Bridge

This is the one of the images from my commission to photograph locations around the south of Ireland. They were used for huge vinyl wall coverings in the new Quest Software Offices in Cork.  I loved shooting the forrest locations. The first 2 here are 360° shots consisting of around 40 views and stitched together to create an image where the viewer is truly immersed in the scene. I plonked myself in the middle of all these moss covered boulders and hoped for the best. The image took about 2 hours to capture all 120 images. (4o views. 4 exposures for each. The longest exposure was 90 seconds!)

Gougane Barra Forrest Park

It’s pretty much impossible to get an idea of how the 360° panoramics look like on a computer screen. The final image was 13 x 3m high. Here is one of the images in place at the Quest office.

Tomies Wood, County Kerry

I love Tomie’s wood. It is a forrest located near Killarney in County Kerry and is full of old gnarly holly trees. They have amazing forms and I wanted to make viewers feel like they are standing there in the middle of it all.

Horse in the Wicklow Mountains

I love this photo I captured in the Wicklow countryside. As I took the shot a very friendly stallion and this beautiful white mare casually approached me. I knew by their movement that they were  friendly and just curious. All they wanted was to be petted. The mare at times was just inches from the front of the lens. I took a series of images shooting exposures to capture some movement in the horse so as to increase the degree of surrealism.

Dun Laoghaire Baths

This was the final photo taken for the Duality exhibition. It’s the Dun Laoghaire Baths in county Dublin. By far one of my favorite locations to photograph. I noticed these rock formations one evening while peering over the wall. I love all the soft lines, forming a contrast to the linear formations of the Baths and I used them to frame the shot.