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Danny O'Donoghue photographed by SMA student Perry

Shooting the stars

St Margaret's Church of England Academy student has been photographing some of the world's biggest names

Posted by Stephanie Broad | February 15, 2016 | People, policy, politics

Over the last 12 months, St Margaret’s CofE Academy (SMA) student Perry has photographed some of the world’s most famous acts.

The 18 year-old, who started his photography career just last year, can list Tinie Tempah, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Peace and the 1975 among the acts whom he has photographed.  

In December, Perry was invited to shoot Mumford and Sons at the Echo Arena. His work was posted to the band’s official Instagram page and received thousands of ‘likes’.

Photographer Peter Neill, who has worked with the likes of Queen and U2, invited Perry to be his assistant photographing The Script at the 60,000-capacity Croke Park show in Dublin.

Perry will now be taking photographs for a local magazine.

Tinie Tempah photographed by SMA student Perry

Perry says: “Music has always been an influential factor in my life, even at an early age seeing Green Day at the age of six. I have worked at the Leeds, Bestival and Isle of Wight festivals which gives you enough musical knowledge to recognise up and coming bands.

“The photography course at SMA has really given me the determination to get my name out there as an established music photographer. I am now working on building my contacts within the music industry and hope that these opportunities help me to become a professional concert photographer, touring with bands around the world”.    

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