Shane Crossan has worked for over 25 years in arts and media production. He studied media in DIT, DCU and TCD and specialises in creative, corporate and community-based film making. During that time, he has gained a wide variety of skills in cinematography, editing, web design and media production management. He is currently a member of Creative Ireland’s Longford committee and is heavily involved in creative project management for local authorities and education institutions. Shane is passionate about filmmaking and spares no effort in seeking to please his customers.
Mary works under the name rustylemon design, offering graphic design, illustration and publishing services on a national and international level, since 2006. Mary studied Graphic Design in Athlone Institute of Technology (NCEA Design Communications Certificate, 1991), and Central Saint Martins, London (BA Degree, 1994). Since then she has worked in the UK and Ireland, for a range of clients from national press to corporate businesses and the entertainment industry. Mary has worked closely with local authorities on heritage and tourism projects—including a library of wildlife illustrations. She sees art and design as an essential tool of communication to elevate local awareness and legacy.
Jim works as a software engineer for a large multi-national. He studied Computer Science at the University of Nottingham and worked in technical support and software development in London and Dublin before settling in Co. Longford. Since he is married to Mary, Jim also provides technical support for rustylemon design, where he has worked on websites and other digital platforms. He has written, performed and recorded music as part of a group (Pastel Collision/Kaleida), and also individually for project accompaniment and personal interest.
Luke has worked in the arts as a professional freelance photographer for the last 49 years. In 1995, he studied Photojournalism at Cardiff University and soon after realised that the medium he loved was shooting events live. Although Luke has covered most genre in photography, it is his association with music he is best known for. He has developed a passion for the Irish landscape since moving here in 2000 and hopes that through future exhibitions his landscape photography will gain recognition.
Michael is currently in his final year of university, studying for a degree in photography TU-Dublin. He is a documentary photographer highlighting everyday social issues and photographing spaces of the in-between in a poetic realism and formalist style. Adaptive to any issue, Michael aims to capture realism that’s always layered with subtle depths, and a transcendence of the familiar. Since 2015 Michael has been writing and capturing images for his blog, The Journeys of Some People. His commercial work includes collaborative photography and videography in music and the arts.
Kieran is currently working for a large multi-national delivery company. He is an award-winning radio documentary maker, writer and poet. Having worked in radio and media as a programme presenter and producer for Midlands 103, he honed his skills as an interviewer, editor and producer. He delivered a very well received audio and visual history of the Rathcline parish for the Gathering in 2013. Passionate about his parish and being raised beside the bog in Loughbonna, he has a natural empathy and understanding of the rural environment around him.