John Murray - Dublin, Dublin, IE Headshot Photographer | Headshot Crew
About John Murray 

Dublin based photographer, John first picked up a camera in 2006 photographing every snow covered log on the demesne of Malahide Castle in Dublin.

With an initial fear of photographing people, John spent a number of years photographing Architecture, Landscape and product photography before being drawn back to shoot what he loved. People!

In 2012, John was invited to shoot behind the scenes with singer Havana aka Carol Anthony who was signed to Universal on her music video Gypsy Girl from her Rebranded album featuring Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes and Tyga.

Shortly after the Havana music shoot John was invited by top Irish stylist Brendan Marc Scully and Sean Montegue, owners of the Miss Ireland pageant to photograph Miss Ireland 2012 Rebecca Maguire as she received her dresses for Miss world. These shots were featured in most Irish National newspapers and media bringing Johns' work to the attention of stylists nationally.

In September 2012, John went through a transition changing camera gear and swapping cameras for the Iconic Canon 5D Mark III, after which becaming a Canon Brand Ambassador and has developing quite a client list, Shooting for Sunday World Magazine, Debenhams, Oxendales (Jacamo Brand), Hosiery By Sabina, DCU, Miss UN Ireland, Dublin Fire Brigade, FMI, Swapkit Ireland to name but a few.

In 2013, John was first exposed to a new level of professional photographer. First with Clive Booth, who's style and workflow coupled with his very unassuming personality were awe inspiring. Then to trainers like Brian Worley, Dave Newton and Hugh McKelveen. Then something clicked. When John was first introduced to Peter Hurley.


Fascinated by people, John had found his calling. Getting into the mind of a client, opening them up to enjoying the experience of being photographed and helping them see beyond their surface, to the substance of their inner selves, with some laughs along the way.

In July 2014, John travelled to London to train under Peter Hurley at the London Intensive. Meeting Associates like David MacKay, Nick Redmond and John Cassidy. Photographing West End and Hollywood Actors. John was hooked on headshots.

Returning back to Ireland, John was faced with the daunting task of bringing headshots to corporate Ireland. Talking at business conferences and encouraging people to see beyond their critiques of their own photographs, to find the person inside.

Johns' headshots have since been featured on RTE, TV3, The Evening Herald, Irish Times, Irish Independent and on countless websites, book covers and desk tops.

In 2015, John plans the opening of his new studio in Dublin city centre and inviting new clients through the doors.

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