Commercial product photographer Neil Lennon has over twenty years’ experience of professional photography.
Neil, a commercial product photographer, trained as a photographer’s assistant in a Parisian luxury fashion studio. Here he had the privilege of working alongside the world’s most famous photographers capturing the beauty of Haute Couture, Prêt à Porter, de luxe jewellery, and fragrances for both editorial and advertising publication. Working with top models, prestigious glossy magazines and leading advertising agencies was an invaluable experience.
He quickly turned freelance and eventually travelled the world practicing his skills, assisting photographers in exotic locations. His reputation and knowledge brought him to live in New York where he learned the high-paced rigours of commercial production. New York rewarded him with success and soon he was regularly shuttling back and forth across the Atlantic to light luxury jewellery and fragrance advertisements for Cartier.
Neil then branched out on his own as a photographer, producing content at first for mail-order companies and department store catalogues. He then moved into fashion and beauty photography for a Parisian magazine, photographing a large volume of content on a monthly basis over a period of two years. During this time eCommerce started to boom. An opportunity arose to work for a high-volume production studio for an eCommerce market leader in France where he photographed tens of thousands of items for the graphics team, averaging 120 items per day.
Feeling homesick, Neil returned to his native Ireland in 2011. Spotting a gap in the market for qualified commercial product photographers, he decided to set up his own studio. In March 2013, Studio Lugh opened for business. It is a dedicated commercial product photography studio serving eCommerce.
Read more about Studio Lugh in the Irish Independent