The Republic of Photography was founded in 2006 by award-winning portrait and advertising photographer Seamus Ryan, when he designed his first Boothnation photo booth. Designed to flatter even the most discerning subject these 'beauty lit' photo booths—and more recently pop up shoots and pods—have become a mainstay at brand activations, award nights and glamorous parties ever since.
Working with a host of global brands, the ROP design photo shoots and photo booths that really do engage people, ensuring social sharing, positive association, and lots of fun. Our happy team includes photographers, designers, producers and programmers, and we work closely with set builders, stylists and model makers.
The ROP have also designed and manage permanent photo booths in Topshop stores throughout the UK and Ireland and Rough Trade stores in London and New York. We are also very proud to have been an Official Partners of BAFTA since 2011. At the heart of what we do is a profound appreciation for the enduring power of a great photograph.
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ROP director Seamus Ryan's photography reflects his strong passion for people and the portrait genre.
His advertising, editorial and theatre work, covers all aspects of modern portraiture. His lighting and people skills ensure a steady flow of celebrity portrait commissions as well as bold character work.
He has worked on countless national and international advertising campaigns over a twenty year career, from marketing titans such as Nike through to The National Theatre and Comic Relief.
Seamus has been awarded by D&AD and the Association of Photographers and has work included in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.