Chupi Sweetman, Jewellery Designer

Chupi needs no introduction to lovers of finely-crafted modern jewellery in Ireland and around the world. As one of Ireland’s most successful jewellery designers, she creates precious handmade rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets for fashion-conscious customers in no fewer than 64 countries. Chupi – and yes, that is her real name – says her work is the result of being …

Tom Mathews, Artist, Poet, Writer

I’ve been a fan of Tom Mathews for probably forty years since his brilliantly droll cartoons began appearing in magazines and newspapers. Until recently. however, I didn’t realise that he’s also a singer – well, of sorts. This image was shot at one of Paddy Goodwin’s legendary Drogheda gigs which, over the years, have featured a veritable hall-of-fame of Irish rock …

Kissing Couple, Mirador Del Rio

Among the many outstanding features of the island of Lanzarote are the mind-spinning architectural creations of Caesar Manrique. One of these is Mirador del Rio, built on a 400-metre clifftop with a stunning view out across the neighbouring island of La Graciosa. And as we all know, spectacular settings involving sunshine and beautiful vistas frequently induce overwhelming feelings of romance. …

Rachel Allen, TV Chef, Food Writer.

TV chef Rachel Allen promotes her new range of chocolates – with the assistance of this enthusiastic and magnificently moustachioed customer.

Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee

I had the pleasure of photographing Maria Walsh a couple of times during her year as Rose of Tralee in 2014/15. The image here is from a shoot for The Loop at Dublin Airport, a sponsor of the Rose event that year. It was one of the most enjoyable photographic assignments that I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing. Put …

John Shevlin, Milliner

Meeting John Shevlin for the first time in full James Joyce mode is quite a startling experience. The resemblance to Ireland’s greatest writer is uncanny. As the official Joyce lookalike for the James Joyce Centre in Dublin, he is inevitably in great demand around Bloomsday. In his professional life, John is a second generation hat maker. He learned his trade …

Camille O’Sullivan

Singer and performer Camille O’Sullivan has a respected international reputation for her interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Kurt Weill. She is photographed here for the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

Rosanna-Tinted Glasses

As the only Irish woman to win the Miss World title, Rosanna Davison is accustomed to being the centre of attention.