Hello, is there anybody out there?

Wow. That as a foggy one. January 11th 2018. Here’s what my commute home looked like.


Through the looking-glass

I’ve taken plenty of shots of the new incinerator, looking across from Sandymount. Last night (Feb13th 2018), I stopped on the way home to snap them from the other side, looking from Grand Canal Dock. I picked up a few other shots around there too.

Virgin Media January Sale

For January 2018, Virgin Media had a sale with no catches, no hidden costs and no long contracts to sign – it’s the ‘What you see is what you get’ sale.

30″ Broadband & Phone ad

20″ Broadband ad

20″ Virgin Mobile TV ad

Beam me up

I like bikes and I like photography. Luckily, you can do both together. Here’s a timelapse of my commute on Feb 5th 2018, shot with a GoPro Hero 5.

For more of my biker shots and videos, take a look at @thejamesbike on instagram
I’ve also got an instagram account for my general photography @thejamescarr

Waiting in the dark

These cold winter nights are taking chunks out of my day. It’s too icy to take the bike, so the car/traffic alternative has me up earlier and home later. The slight up-side to that is that I’ve some time to kill, waiting for traffic to ease in the evenings before I leave Sandymount.


I’m doing portraits for the BBDO Dublin staff page on the website at the moment. Here’s a few I like so far.


The Age of Promiscuity


A great, big, sexy through-the-line campaign for Virgin Media’s 30-day no strings contracts across broadband and TV.

30 second TV ad.


5x 20 second VOD ads.


A full suite of HPTO, digital display and social banners.


Some stills from the shoot.

An extensive suite of photography which the Virgin Media web team integrated beautifully into the site.


High Rock

I was passing through Portmarnock yesterday. The place where I grew up. On the way, I stopped on the coast road to Malahide and took a few photos at High Rock. It was quiet, being morning time, and a working day. During the 20 minutes that I was there, the weather changed from idyllic summer to apocalyptic stormy. Either way, it’s beautiful.

Golf, if you can call it that.

The Angeline Meehan Golf Classic has been an Irish International tradition since before I joined the company. It’s a bit of craic. A company day out on the golf course, or alternatively, a walk around Howth head, followed by drinks and dinner, and more drinks. The day out is a very important part of my rigorous, once a year golf practise regime.

Here’s how myself and my team mates got on this time, Friday June 30th 2017.

And for a more rounded view of the day, here’s the commemorative video I made for the 2015 event.

EBS – The Mortgage Masters

EBS looked at what other banks were doing and asked us to give them something that was not that. Their experience, dedication, focus and expertise makes them really, really good at what they do, and for a job as important as your mortgage, you want the best – the Mortgage Masters.

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Happy Days

No doubt there are more beautiful places on earth, but on days like this, with company like this, I can’t think of any.

Comfortably numb

Hello, is there anybody out there?
Today on Sandymount strand.

Virgin Media Red House

Only Virgin Media goes this far to make sure your experience lives up to your expectations – so your home gets the very most from all of our services. Fastest speeds. Greatest range. Connectivity you can count on everywhere in your home and on every device.

Red House Ninjas

Only Virgin Media customers get access to the Red House Ninjas, a team of tech experts who can visit your home and make sure that you’re getting every last drop of awesome from your Virgin Media services. This is unique and personalised – the Red House Ninjas take a close look at your house, your devices and your usage, and fine-tune your set-up to make your experience as super as it can possibly be.

This was one of those briefs that was fun to work on from start to finish. Ninjas, Superheros, lightning… what’s not to like?

Shot by Donal Moloney, retouching and effects by Michael Medvedi, Design and art direction by myself.

The Virgin Media Night Run

There’s a unique atmosphere about the city at night – a heightened, more focused and intimate experience.
For their second year of sponsoring the Virgin Media Night Run, we wanted to evoke this feeling, coupled with the adrenaline rush of participating and competing in one of the most exciting sporting events of the year.
The cornerstone of the campaign was a 40 second video that ran on Youtube, RTE Player, Virgin Media’s website and social channels. This was supported by outdoor, radio, print and digital ads.

As well as Art Directing the campaign (with the exception of the outdoor, art directed by Niamh Fahey) I also took 360 and still photos for social and digital use.


48 Sheet Outdoor ad


Dublin goes green

Paddy’s Day eve. I stopped off at the Convention centre to capture a bit of green white and orange. I thought my bike was looking pretty fetching too, so I took a few snaps of that while I was there.