Photography-Video Production

History of Lensmen

Lensmen was founded in the year 1952 by Andrew Farren and Padraig MacBrian in Dublin. It is presently owned by Susan Kennedy who took over Lensmen in the year 1995. Lensmen is the leading and oldest photography-video production agencies in Ireland covering 65 years of major political and social events. We have recently expanded our services to encompass time-lapse as well, and have found these latest offerings to be in constant demand since their introduction. Lensmen have an extensive team, including photography-video production and administrative support staff. This team brings a combined experience of the press, PR, corporate, and industrial photography, corporate and artistic videography, and graphic design to every job undertaken by Lensmen. Affiliated to the organizations, the NUJ (the 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

Head photographer

Susan Kennedy – Head of Lensmen Photography

Martin Curley – Chief Videographer

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, drone, videography and time-lapse with one team.

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

We are looking forward to hearing from you!