About us

History of Lensmen

Lensmen is one of Ireland’s leading photographic agencies. Founded in 1952, we have covered all the major political and social events of the past 65 years. Susan Kennedy, who took over the agency in 1995, currently heads Lensmen. We have recently expanded our services to encompass videography and time-lapse as well, and have found these latest offerings to be in constant demand since their introduction.

Lensmen have an extensive team, including photographers, videographers and administrative support staff. This team brings a combined experience of press, PR, corporate, and industrial photography, corporate and artistic videography, and graphic design to every job undertaken by Lensmen. Affiliated to the organisations, the NUJ (National Union of Journalists), IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association) and PPAI (Press Photographers Association of Ireland), Lensmen has access to a vast network of professionally certified photographers nationwide.

Lensmen Photographic Team

Our team comprises of 3 full-time photographers and several carefully selected freelance associates providing national cover. We are based in Dublin city centre, and can attend any location within a mile’s radius of the office at a half-hour’s notice. We aim to provide photography services to Dublin suburbs within three hours, whereas we would request 24 hours’ notice for events further afield. We have the flexibility to add photographers to a job at short notice if necessary.

Lensmen Video Production Team

Our team comprises of 3 full-time videographers and editors, who specialise in delivering high quality corporate / training videos, videoing events and conference. Please contact us 00353 1 8197738 or info@lensmen.ie

Susan Kennedy – Head of Lensmen Photography

Karen Morgan – Photographer

Martin Curley – Chief Videographer

Andrew – Videographer for Motion Graphics and Sound

Dave Condon – Videographer for News and Time-Lapse

Office team

We also have support staff, including a full-time office manager, archivist, marketing/graphic designer, and accounts manager.

  • Sean Walsh – Operations manager
  • Mark Siggins – Office Manager

Why Choose Us?

Lensmen have been in business for 65 years. We understand what a client needs from a photographic and videographer agency: how to handle jobs in a professional manner, the privacy and legal restrictions that may affect an assignment, syndicating high-quality material to the media and most importantly, the importance of deadlines.

Lensmen is currently the only agency to provide photography, videography and time-lapse with one team. Our videographers have the mindsets of photographers – they do not stand back and just record what is happening; they get involved and create an atmosphere, a vibrant record of an event.

If you are interested in our services, you can contact us by mail info@lensmen.ie or give us a call (0)1 8197738.

We are looking forward to hear from you!