June 14, 2021 | News

New IPPVA Council Member — Mike O’Leary

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The IPPVA is delighted to announce that commercial and landscape photographer, Mike O’Leary, has joined the council of the IPPVA.

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Mike O’Leary — IPPVA Council Member

Mike is a commercial photographer based in Co. Kerry. He specialises in interiors and architecture, shooting anything from Airbnb’s in Dingle to luxury reserves in Africa. He also works with web developers by supplying them with high quality branding imagery for each of their clients.

We asked Mike what were his thoughts on joining the council:

Joining the council is an immense privilege for me. Since joining the IPPVA over three years ago, I’ve received a huge amount of support from its members, and I feel that I’ve had extra confidence to face new challenges knowing that I have the structure of the association behind me.

Council members are volunteers, so I feel that not only can I have a direct impact on the association, but it’s also a way for me to give back to something that has helped me so much, especially over the last year.

We also asked him what he hopes to achieve with the council:

Technology, media, and marketing are ever-changing and seem to be shifting at an even more rapid rate than ever. Cameras are ubiquitous, as are the people who offer photo and video services. As an association, we have a duty to hold our members to a higher standard than what is commonly seen on social media platforms. When someone hires an IPPVA photographer or Videographer, they do so because they recognise the quality of product and service.

While I know this to be true, this knowledge isn’t widely known in the public domain. As a council member, I hope to be part of a team that is able to lift the profile of the IPPVA to new heights, which will, in turn, empower creatives to build strong reputations while doing the work they love.

And, finally, Mike was asked if he’s working on anything interesting at the moment:

Apart from photographing a raft of beautiful holiday homes in the southwest of Ireland, I’m currently conceptualising images for some wonderful products made from recycled wetsuits, designed and hand-made by a talented entrepreneur on the east coast. The name of the brand is The Upcycle Movement and I’m excited to begin shooting with them.


Find out more about Mike O'Leary

Commercial, headshot, and branding photographer based in Kerry. I also sell landscape and wildlife prints. My nature portfolio can be found here: www.greengrafphotography.com

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