Recently I showed my portfolio to an experienced Creative Director. We laughed and joked...we clicked right away.
As he started scrolling through my work, a serious look crossed his face and he asked, “Was this shot by you?” It’s a sort of an odd question for a photographer/director to get, but it’s something I hear a lot.
The reason is because I’m a bit of a slapstick and somewhat-brash Irishman. I like dark comedies, fast cars, good tequila and bad jokes!
But my images are the complete opposite... They’re gorgeous moments with soft, authentic mood and emotion.
The word 'beautiful' is something people often say when describing my imagery.
When you work with me, you are getting an experienced professional who is not only a master at lighting, but who can also manage location or studio settings, a large team, real people as talent, unexpected weather and pretty much anything else that might crop up along the way. I make sure there’s good food and great music at my shoots. We keep everyone’s energy and spirits flying high.
But behind my light-hearted façade is a deliberate mind and detailed eye that creates life moments, that are elevated in an authentic way.
Why do these aspirational images come from a brash guy like me? I have no idea! I just know that I absolutely love making images. Especially those that show life as it is – only better.
Ready for a photo adventure? Let’s chat! (614) 975-0025.
Originally hailing from Galway, Ireland Colin McGuire is an award-winning advertising and commercial photographer and director now based in Columbus, Ohio. He also shoots regularly in Chicago and New York City. He maintains a beautiful, bright boutique studio in the Grandview district of Columbus.
Colin is known for combining a serious work ethic with a light-hearted spirit to create an atmosphere where crew feel motivated, subjects feel relaxed and clients are constantly surprised by the results Colin delivers.
Whether your brand needs a production in Columbus or Central Ohio, or anywhere beyond -you can rest assured your shoot will rock and your brand will shine with Colin at the creative helm.