Having graduated from UCD, Graham Keogh worked in the Dave Cullen Photography Studio and with The Poster Company before joining Hot Press to head up the art department. He has successfully brought his photographic experience to bear, doing shoots for the magazine, which have included Franz Ferdinand, Snow Patrol, Martin Sheen, Daniel Day Lewis and countless more from the Irish rock scene. Early in 2009, he won a PPAI Award for his live shot of Bruce Springsteen at the RDS, and in 2010 received another nomination for his study of Neil Young in The O2. He has been up the Alps and suffered altitude sickness with Josh Ritter, onstage with Muse at the Rock In Rio festival in Portugal, and photographed Paul Noonan from Bell X1 who dressed up as an air hostess for the shoot. You can see more of his work on www.hotpress.com and www.grahamkeogh.com
She graduated from D.I.T. with a BA Hons. in Photography in 2008 and now snaps for Hot Press. Ruth also runs her own portrait studio in Dublin where she shoots some of the world’s most famous musicians. Her photography has also been featured in the likes of Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, NME, Rock Sound, Terrorizer and Classic Rock, among others. You’ll find her at the front of any decent gig snapping away for her music and photo blog Ruthless Imagery. Ruth’s professional injuries include the time Beck stood on her fingers, and when Slash smacked her with his guitar. We’re assured that both parties later apologised and that “all is forgiven”. For more of Ruth’s work visit her daily blog www.ruthlessimagery.wordpress.com
Andrew Duffy from Waterford is a graduate of WIT who started working with Hot Press in 2003 and is responsible for making the likes of Courtney Love and Green Day look as good as they have done recently on the cover. He regularly exercises his ability as a photographer in Hot Press, especially during festival season, braving the pit at the likes of Oxegen and the Electric Picnic and emerging with some superb images. His most rock ‘n’ roll moment was snapping the Flaming Lips one night and managing to blag a place on stage for the show the next night. Wayne Coyne asked him to sing a few songs, but he declined. Check the Hot Press website regularly to see Andrew’s latest work.