As part of the original team at Dazed & Confused magazine, Deirdre’s passion for music instinctively steered her career to shoot artwork and press for all the major record companies, including Warner Music, Beggars Group, Domino, Universal Music Group & Warp. Following this Deirdre began working with artists such as U2, The National, Laura Marling, Damon Albarn, De La Soul, Peaches, Gang Starr, Alex Turner, Josh Homme, Emeli Sande & Grinderman.
In addition to her commercial and editorial work, Deirdre has undertaken a number of independent photographic projects. Her first book, Hide That Can, is a culmination of four years spent photographing the men of Arlington House, a hostel in Camden, London. Hide That Can was awarded Book of the Year by both the International Center of Photography in New York and Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.
Over the course of five years Deirdre has also photographed and interviewed the colourful residents of the infamous New York cultural landmark the Chelsea Hotel in the declining days of its original management. This will be her next published book.
Deirdre has spearheaded a photographic and interview book project The Drum Thing featuring 100 of the most unique and established drummers in the world today including: James Gadson, Tony Allen of Fela Kuti and Damon Albarn collaborations, Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Steve Gadd (Chick Corea, Paul Simon, James Taylor), Josh Freese of Nine Inch Nails and Devo, Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Larry Mullen of U2, Jim Keltner of hit record session acclaim, Travis Barker of Blink 182, Questlove of The Roots, Jack White of The Dead Weather, Neil Peart of Rush, Stewart Copeland of The Police, John Densmore of The Doors, Ginger Baker of Cream, Zach Hill of Death Grips, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Jack DeJohnette (Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane), Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt, Sly Dunbar (Grace Jones, Peter Tosh) and Jaki Liebezeit of Can.
The Drum Thing will be published by Prestel, Fall 2016.
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