About Loreana Rushe . . .
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Loreana Rushe is a photographer and illustrator based in Dublin. Her combined passion for art and music has led her across Ireland, UK and Europe taking photographs.
Her portfolio includes promotional shoots with renowned acts The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Biffy Clyro, Scroobius Pip and The Charlatans, as well as many Irish acts who used her photos in their music releases, websites and for press purposes. She works very closely with the band Fight Like Apes, designing artwork for their debut album, singles and EPs along with promo photographs full of personality and colour that compliment the band’s vivaciousness. Her photos also appear on the cover and inlay of Halves debut album.
Loreana’s striking images landed her a job with NME in 2006 and she has since been regularly published in The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Hot Press, AU Magazine, Connected and Foggy Notions. The Irish Times ran a four page feature on her work in November 2006. In addition, she was named as “One to watch 2007″, in Cara, the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine and The Sunday Tribune named her one of the “Hot 50 for 2009″. The Evening Herald, AU magazine, In Dublin and The Irish Post have also ran features on her work as an artist and on her personal interests.
In 2010, Loreana curated the first State.ie photography exhibition at The Workman’s Club and has taken part in Flashlight exhibitions in Twisted Pepper. She successfully curated the 2007 Hard Working Class Heroes (HWCH) Photography Exhibition at Tripod, and her work has been selected for display at the festival for 6 consecutive years. Her portraits of the Defastenist artists were chosen to coincide with their art exhibition in Liberty hall in 2005 curated by Padraic Moore.
Loreana has appeared on Irish television RTE Two to discuss her work. Her first appearance was on TTV with Aidan Power in 2006 to chat about the HWCH photography exhibition, secondly as a guest on WETV with Liam McCormack in 2007 to talk candidly about her work with Fight Like Apes and thirdly on The Raw Sessions in 2009 talking about photography in the music industry. She has regularly appeared on Phantom Fm, and various radio stations discussing her photography and projects she is continuously working on.
Renowned L.A based artist Gary Baseman collaborated with Loreana on some photoshoots while he was in Ireland for Offset festival. They spent two days together working on locations around Dublin with his infamous Toby doll and models in masks of his artwork.
In February 2011, Loreana won Best Music Photographer at the Digital Socket Awards held in the Grand Social.
Her photography has been published in three books to date.
Loreana is currently the photo/visual editor for The Thin Air. She was previously the photo editor at State.ie and AU Magazine.
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Loreana Rushe is available by commission. If you have a project you think she may be interested in working on, please contact her at: