Lensmen was founded in the year 1952 by Andrew Farren and Padraig MacBrian in Dublin. For 43 years Lensmen specialised in PR and press photography, taking some amazing archival photo. It is presently owned by Susan Kennedy who became managing director of 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. From 1952 onwards Lensmen have covered major events throughtout the country, including President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, Nelson Mandela’s visit and both Pope’s Visit. We have covered every Presidential inauguration from 1952. Some of our photographs from 1952 are below. Our archive of photographs has over 3 million negatives ,2 million digital files. See our archive of Photography on our sister site Irish Photo Archive. Our services have expanded to include Video, Time-lapse and Drone, which can add an extra flair to promotional events.
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.