State Facesstate.ie names its artists to look out for in the 12 months flowing from January each year, and accompanied by original photoshoots from our team of photographers.
Leah Carroll is passionate about photography – specialising in music, automotive and event shoots. Having photographed in Dublin’s best venues from The Olympia, 3 Arena, Vicar Street, Whelans, Iveagh Gardens, from bands such as London Grammar, Billy Eilish, Massive Attack, The XX, Michael Kiwanuka, Le Galaxie, Kojaque, Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode, Wolf Alice, Beck as well as festivals such as Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Longitude, Forbidden Fruit and Choice Music Awards.
Over the last decade, Kieran Frost has managed to photograph close to every band passing though, or based in Ireland at some stage during that time. As well as being a photographer for State, Kieran contributes regularly to the Redferns agency, Q Magazine, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The The Irish Times and Sunday Times. In his spare time, Kieran plays cowbell.
Killian Broderick is a lifestyle photographer and director based in Dublin, Ireland. His work has been featured in both national and international publications and has been nominated for several awards including Best Director and Best Video at the IMTV awards, winning Best Dance Video.
Colm Kelly loves and knows everything about the Irish music scene. He can not only tell you who the hottest underground band is but he also knows more about every post-punk band than anyone has a right to.
Olga Kuzmenko has been shooting live gigs for State since 2013, and has captured eight of the bands chosen for our Faces publications, as well as covering the Longitude and Electric Picnic festivals. With a passion for loud and heavy music, she aims to capture emotion and movement through the viewfinder. She has studied photography, film, TV and video production, and is always ready for new and interesting projects.
Shane Horan is a Limerick-born photographer based in Cork city. Beginning his career as a music photographer four years ago in an attempt to capture the local music scene that was flourishing around him. In his photos, Shane makes an effort to capture the energy and emotion of an artist, with a particular emphasis on encapsulating the atmosphere they create.