Damian McGillicuddy

Damian’s clients include some of the biggest companies and brands in the world, from
L’Oréal to John Lewis, Pirelli and Aston Martin Racing. His work is collected by celebrities, musicians and entrepreneurs. In turn he has photographed everyone from rock stars and actors to politicians and prime ministers.

His images hang on the walls of exhibitions, Dragon’s Den moguls and even Downing Street.

Damian’s qualifications:

2013 -2019 Olympus UK’s Principal Photographer and Educator, following David Bailey
Permajet paper platinum ambassador
Pixapro Lighting ambassador
Nphoto ambassador
One of only three Society Masters in the world
The world’s only Grand Master with two Bars
Holder of 873 international awards
5-time UK Master Photographer of the Year
11-time Societies Photographer of the Year
17 international Fellowships
The first photographer to be awarded a Fellowship in photographic training
Master Photographer with the National Photographic Society
Master Photographer with the Guild of Photographers
The first photographer to be awarded a Double Masters by the Societies
Awarded the Industries “Life time achievement” in 2018 aged 48
2015 to date, Photographic industry judge, Chairman and past head of qualifications

The photographer the popular photographic press refer to as the “Lighting Wizard” and the man that is widely recognised for training many of the best photographers in the world by the industry itself. Damian has mentored photographers to 47 photographer of the year titles across all the UK bodies in the past 13 years.


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