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AHOUHka. African Queen. Artist. Brussels April 2017

I’ve been working on promotional photography and design for a very interesting musician over the last couple of months. Originally from the Ivory Coast, AHOUHKa combines Ivorian traditional rhythmic sounds with electro music beats. Her hybrid approach to composing and performing her songs have resulted in a very inventive and original sound. AHOUHKa’s eclectic musical approach, in collaboration with composer Johan Blontrock, could be justifiable compared to the working methodology of Brian Eno or the creative soundscapes of Björk; who both constantly strive to redefine what a song or compositional sound can be. These same searching qualities are to be found in AHOUHKa’s music. Wishing AHOUHKa and her management team the very best of luck with the launch of her innovative and enchanting sound.
Link to AHOUHKa’s promotional site: https://www.ahouhka.com

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Photography & Design project for Ivorian musician AHOUHka.

I’ve been working on promotional photography and design for a very interesting musician over the last couple of months. Originally from the Ivory Coast, AHOUHKa combines Ivorian traditional rhythmic sounds with electro music beats. Her hybrid approach to composing and performing her songs have resulted in a very inventive and original sound. AHOUHKa’s eclectic musical approach, in collaboration with composer Johan Blontrock, could be justifiable compared to the working methodology of Brian Eno or the creative soundscapes of Björk; who both constantly strive to redefine what a song or compositional sound can be. These same searching qualities are to be found in AHOUHKa’s music. Wishing AHOUHKa and her management team the very best of luck with the launch of her innovative and enchanting sound.

Link to AHOUHKa’s promotional site: https://www.ahouhka.com

 

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Latest portrait photography work. March 2017.

It’s been busy these last couple of weeks. I’m delighted I’m starting to get briefs that allow me to create the kind of portrait work I love to do – simple, yet with a lot of punch. The Belgian cartoonist Nix (http://www.nix.be) was a real pleasure to shoot. I love working with people who are passionate about what they do and Nix made my job of capturing his cheeky sense of humour easy and fun. Just as it should be. Onwards and upwards. Sean_Hayes_Photographer_MarchSean_Hayes_Photographer_March 2 (1)Sean_Hayes_Photographer_MarchSean_Hayes_Photographer_March 3 (1)

 

New work uploaded to website.

Hi-diddle-dee-dee. A photographer’s life for me.

Really enjoying my new profession as a photographer. Here is a quick selection of some of my favourite shots since taking the leap in June. Many thanks to the people who have also taken a leap of faith and hired me. You know who you are. Thank you. For more of my work, please visit http://seanhayesphotography.format.com

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Festival faces. Vfestival 2016. Hylands Park. Chelmsford. UK © Sean Hayes

 

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Maxi Jazz. Lead vocalist of British electronica band Faithless at the 2016 Vfestival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK. Client: Roseanna Burns, Paul Stafford Virgin Media UK © Sean Hayes

 

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Ricky Wilson. Lead vocalist of English indie band Kaiser Chiefs at the 2016 Vfestival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK. Client: Roseanna Burns, Paul Stafford Virgin Media UK © Sean Hayes

 

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Car’n’Stuff Campaign – “iPad Geek” Creative Team: Trista Vincent, Declan Byrne. Agency: RMG Dublin Client: Liberty Insurance Ireland © Sean Hayes

 

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Car’n’Stuff Campaign – “Guitarist” Creative Team: Trista Vincent, Declan Byrne. Agency: RMG Dublin Client: Liberty Insurance Ireland © Sean Hayes

 

No More Heroes. The Stranglers in concert @ Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium. Nov. 2015.

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JJ © Sean Hayes

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Baz © Sean Hayes

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Baz © Sean Hayes

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I was fortunate enough to be invited by Het Depot in Leuven, Belgium to be the “instagrammer” photographer for a recent concert of iconic punk band The Stranglers. In between shooting with a mobile phone and uploading instantly to the instagram account of Het Depot, I managed to shoot some hi-res images with my Sony a7s. As for the scowl in the last shot of bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel: I deserved it. JJ spotted me with my face buried in my mobile phone. He read it as someone disrespectful of the music and made his feeling known by ‘gently’ placing the sole of his immaculately polished Doc Martin shoe on the top of my head. Warning noted. He smiled. I smiled. What he didn’t know was that I was frantically uploading concert photos and footage to the concert venue’s Instagram account. Shoot. Edit. Upload. Social media has its perils. Especially if a very fit karate master takes umbrage. The Stranglers deserve respect. They’ve earned audiences’ complete attention with some of the best synth punk sounds ever written. Apologies JJ. Great gig.