As part of our ongoing Dublin Photo Diary series, we showcase the best of Dublin based photographers. This week we feature the work of Aidan Kelly.

Having worked for such clients such as Mercury Prize nominee Gemma Hayes, Gavin Friday, Rubyworks Records, Brown Thomas, Jameson Irish Whiskey, U2, Sony, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Choice Cuts music with Candi Staton, Axis Ballymun for the Irish Arts Council, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Channel 4 UK with renowned playwright Martin MacDonagh, Oscar winning Fantastic Films, Ireland and many others, Aidan has certainly built a formidable reputation in the industry.

According to Aidan – “Dublin has been a constant source of inspiration for my photography work. Even when I travel to take pictures, or try to branch out with new ideas I always compare them to the work done here. This place is where my work is.

There is a feeling that’s abstract about my hometown: she’s a distant lover, a woman I have a love/hate relationship with. Trying to overcome this feeling is the energy that fuels the work I try to do. She’s a hero I’m trying to impress.”

View the short documentary video of Aidan’s collaborative project Little White Lies, which was a series of unique artworks combining photography, stencil and spray.

Aidan Kelly

Aidan Kelly is a Dublin-born photographer and DJ. He has been taking photographs for over 15 years building a solid archive of mainly documentary, fine art and portrait work.