Tagged: rock

My new photography website.

Someone, somewhere stated that “Good is the enemy of great”. I’ve been fiddling with my new website for weeks trying to make peace between the two. A truce was called. Time to launch myself into my “second life”. Being an advertising art director for the last 25 years has been incredibly rewarding for me – but my real passion now is photography. When you are passionate about doing something,  you tend to do it well, and it shows in the work. Hopefully, my passion for photography will, in time, shine through. If you get a moment, I would appreciate you visiting the site and rummaging around. Please feel free to suggest ideas and thoughts about the site and how I could make it better. Good enough may be the enemy of great, but the will to get better is your best weapon in the fight to do great work.

Link to site: http://seanhayesphotography.format.com

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New Photography Website.

Latest uploads to my music photography site.

If you would like to see more of my music photography work, please visit: http://seanhayesmusicphotography.tumblr.com

Teuk Henri (Sharko) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Teuk Henri (Sharko) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman &Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman & Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Paul Weller Ancienne Belgique 2015 © Sean Hayes

Paul Weller Ancienne Belgique 2015 © Sean Hayes

InstaVfestival – Instagram photography shot with the new LGG4 smartphone.

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

I was invited by Virgin Media UK to be the Instagrammer for the Vfestival 2015; an annual music festival held in England during the last weekend in August. I was responsible for the ‘live feed’ of images documenting the festivities over a two day period. I was also supplied with a brilliant new smartphone camera by sponsor LG called the G4. These photographs are a selection of the images posted from the LGG4 direct to Virgin Media’s Instagram account. All images were shot in camera without further processing unless otherwise stated in the accompanying text. All photographs © Sean Hayes 2015. If you would like to see more of my mobile photography work from this festival, please visit: http://instavfestival.tumblr.com

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Vfestival Series © Sean Hayes

Sean On Stage Photography: Latest uploads to my music photography site.

Paul Weller in concert. Ancienne Belgique. Brussels Belgium. 18th April 2015. Photos by Sean Hayes

Comparative photos show rockers before and after their intense concerts | DesignFaves

Live concerts, at their best, can leave you elevated and wanting more. Not so for the musicians, who , at their best, are left exhausted and wanting respite. Nice photo essay showing the before and after effects of a band that has given it’s all. Photography by Brandon Anderson.

Link: Comparative photos show rockers before and after their intense concerts | DesignFaves.

Link to Brandon’s site: http://www.andersenbrandon.com/

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerp Belgium 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes
Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

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Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

Depeche Mode Sportpaleis Antwerpen 25th Jan. 2014 © Sean Hayes

 

Made in the shade. The portrait work of Conor Masterson.

GLEN HANSARD by Conor Masterson

GLEN HANSARD © Conor Masterson

I’ve never had the opportunity to work with Irish photographer and filmmaker Conor Masterson – but I’d like to. Based in London since 1995, Conor’s talented and accomplished eye for producing polished and intriguing photographic work has been recognised and awarded by the Association of Photographers and has led to photography commissions for award-winning ad campaigns for Guinness, Coca-Cola and The Royal Navy. I first noticed Conor’s work through his portrait pieces of Glen Hansard – lead vocalist of Irish band The Frames. What I particularly like about Conor’s approach to portraiture is his ability to capture a sense of spontaneity and playfulness in his subjects, while still maintaining a strict adherence to the discipline and technicalities of producing quality photography. By no means easy. In recent years, Conor has used his well-honed photographic skills to successfully move into film making and cinematography. His natural abilities for building a visual narrative combined with his compelling photography style have culminated in him directing a full-length documentary film about the The Frames. The film celebrates the band being a collective of gifted musicians, who, over a 20 year period, have supported each other and created music together. Titled ‘The Frames In The Deep Shade’, it was shot in beautiful black and white and in an experimental style that steers clear of all the ‘rock documentary’ clichés. The film follows the band over an 18 month period and is intercut with spectacular concert footage and intimate interviews with band members on several different dates and at varied events. The final film received its premiere, to critical acclaim, at the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. A trailer for the film is posted below. I encourage you to visit Conor’s web site and discover the depth and diversity of his talent.

Link to portfolio: http://www.conormasterson.com/

 

More portrait work from Conor.

DOMINIC JOHN by Conor Masterson

DOMINIC JOHN © Conor Masterson

TOM MEETEN by Conor Masterson

TOM MEETEN © Conor Masterson

LOUIS HORTON STEPHENS by Conor Masterson

LOUIS HORTON STEPHENS © Conor Masterson