ROP Sundays is photographer Seamus Ryan's public portraiture project which ran from 2006 to 2017 from his studio next to Columbia Road Flower Market. Members of the public were invited to take part in an immersive and fun celebration of the portrait genre. The shoots attempt to reveal different aspects of personality, identity and spirit, while at the same time exploring the myriad possibilities of great photography.
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The Republic of Photography is an experiential agency providing creative photographic solutions and experiences to a wide variety of brands and private clients. It is home to a variety of innovative photographic enterprises established by award-winning photographer Seamus Ryan, whose unique portrait style is behind many of the UK's most iconic images. At the Republic of Photography, Seamus has gathered together a rich mix of talent whose passion is to produce great photography.
Incorporating Boothnation, Pop Up Shoots, Sunday Shoots and Seamus Ryan Photography, the Republic of Photography brings its skills and services to live events, retail promotions and great parties in a fresh and modern way
Boothnation is the Republic of Photography's photobooth business. Each hand-built photobooth has been specially designed to incorporate award-winning photographer Seamus Ryan's signature beauty lighting and the very latest in technology and innovation.
Since 2006, Boothnation photobooths have become a must-have at celebrity parties, awards nights, product launches and weddings. With permanent booths in Topshops all over Britain and Rough Trade stores in London and Brooklyn , and full-time offices in London and Amsterdam, Boothnation continues to light up lives the world over.
ROP Sundays showcases new concepts and experiments aimed at pushing the boundaries of the humble photobooth.
All images taken in a Boothnation photobooth can also be purchased as a fine art print.
Photographer Seamus Ryan embarked on this unique series of portraits involving the general public in 2006. These shoots attempt to reveal different aspects of personality, identity and spirit while at the same time exploring the myriad possibilities of portrait photography.
Described as a form of photo theatre, Sunday Shoots are a celebration of the craft of photography and the diversity of all people.
Sunday Shoots have now become something of an East End institution. On selected Sundays hundreds of people happily participate in these free shoots. Images are posted to this website after the shoot where they can be purchased as fine art prints.
POP UP SHOOTSA Pop Up Shoot is the Republic of Photography's live photo shoot service.Individually tailored, professionally coordinated, fun and engaging, Pop Up Shoots bring all the glamour and energy of a studio photoshoot right to the heart of your event.Our team of photographers, stylists, event managers and set-builders combine the quality of a professional fashion photoshoot with all the theatre of an unforgettable event.With stunning instant branded prints, integrated sets and the latest interactive digital technology, Pop Up Shoots are guaranteed to entertain and engage as well as producing that all importantsocial media content.