Galleries of photographic work from the portfolio of John Herriott
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These image galleries illustrate a selection of past work - some images were created in a professional capacity while others are personal projects from around Ireland.
Stock images from these collections are available for licensing in editorial and commercial applications. For further information either telephone or email for more information.


Extraordinary wave following devastating storm

Exploding wave following devastating storm Feb 2014

Scenic aerial views
scenic aerial views
  To anyone's that interested; my degree thesis back in the late 80's was based on a comparitive study on the photographic styles of Irving Penn and Bob Willoughby.
Irving Penn was better known for his fashion photography and portraits of famous personalities although what appealed to me was his use of available light and most especially a series he undertook documenting ethnic tribes in traditional costume and the techniques he employed to achieve this.
Bob Willoughby, Hollywood stills photographer documented life on movie sets and behind the scenes from some of the most famous movies of the 50's to the 70's, working with some of the biggest name actors from Hollywood in it's heyday.
Bob was a good friend and mentor during my time at college and invited me to do B/W printing masterclasses with him at his home in Coolmaine, instructing me on the finer points of print making using his negs of Marilyn Monroe, Richard Burton, Audrey Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman to name but a few.
My own career track was heading in that general direction for a while and I even got a job offer as an assistant to Arnold Newman when I worked in New York but fate conspired against this path and I had to decline.


photo Illustrations

pylons over Bride and Blackwater rivers


You won't find me on social media due to those websites being overpopulated by professional wannabees who seem to measure success purely in terms of an ascending graph and chasing an illusion of popularity - but of course those websites' terms of use precludes any knowledgeable professional photographers from joining in the first place.
Enjoy these sample galleries and check back every now and again to see some new additions as these pages are updated.
Drop me an email if you really like what you see, I accept compliments and can also take a bit of criticism. If you do make contact, you'll be under no obligation to buy. Just don't copy these images or display them elsewhere without my written permission.

Terestrial Panoramics

the Vee composite

  I'm not an award winning photographer as I couldn't be bothered entering most competitions anyway - especially due to prevailing 'web' attitudes - large competitions now seem to be more interested in entry fees and then divesting talented amateurs of rights to their work for good measure through their ' grabbing ' terms and conditions.
Other competitions simply prey on the amateur community to either get something for nothing or very little so they can then make commercial use of the entered images to promote their own businesses or organisiations.

5 years at college earning my degree in advertising photography and advertising graphics along with more than 20 years experience should be quite enough to ease the minds of even the most discerning of ethically minded potential customers without having to mention awards from important sounding but often dubious competitions.
People are intelligent enough anyway to know what's good and what's not without being prompted on how they should think by self appointed 'expert' judges.


stallions filghting


One of my long standing customers breeds National Hunt thoroughbred race horses and so as a bit of a diversion I regularly get the opportunity to hone my equestrian photography skills.
This should soon become a bit more interesting as one of this year's foals, a chestnut filly is about to go to the sales and the Black Type ( Hunzy ) mare that produced her is a half sister to Hurricane Fly.
The breeder also has a Scorpion yearling colt and a two year old filly by Refuse to Bend out of the same mare.
Hurricane Fly, following his win at Punchestown (17 Nov 2013 ) is as a result, the new World Record holder for the most grade one wins. As Hurricane is a gelding then that
should favour Hunzy's progeny as they were both sired by Scandisk.

wasp caught at blackberries
  Ornitology has long been an interest, going way back to my pre teen years and this came in handy at art college during illustration classes and I might display some of these online at some point.
As far as photographing birds and wildlife in a serious way, this was never a particular ambition other than to use whatever images I managed to get with regular equipment and use the results purely as reference material for drawings.
Not getting into serious bird photography was mainly due to the enormous cost of long lenses with good glass along with an early acceptance that I could never afford this extravagance in the first place but with the advent of digital that is changing and I might put a bit more time into this in the future.
rhodendrons at the Vee, Tipperary
  Although landscape photography is not my main focus at the moment, there's always a
chance that as some pictures present themselves then these will be difficult to resist.
As they do - I will post a few samples here.
afta promotion
  Other past jobs have included working in an advertising agency art department for a number of years. Actually my first near miss in this sphere was when I was one of 3 people headhunted from college to oversee and direct all of Ryanair's advertising ( late 80's ) but due to being offered a work VISA to the 'States and other circumstances this wasn't to be.
I understand the person they eventually found continues to this day in that position.
I regularly apply my advertising skills as part of my current day to day work, preparing artwork such as newspaper adverts for example for my regular clients while also keeping up to date with current trends and technical advances, including online.

people and portraits
  Photographing people for me tends to be highly organised and controlled with lots of pre planning involved and I prefer to visualise the results in advance. Photographing occassions such as weddings has never been high on my list of priorities ( well so far at least ) due to so many opportunities for unforseen circumstances.
I salute all those are successful in this discipline but it's simply not for me.
Advertising images requiring professional models or working with those willing to listen and act on instructions is the area where I am most comfortable and therefore confident that I can deliver on my promises which figures very high on my list of priorities.
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