Karl O'Reilly, the founder of Bunsen Media is a young and gifted Visual Artist.
Having picked up a camera at the age of eleven (with a passion for film making running deep within his family), he has spent over a decade honing his expertise in the schools of cinematography, photography and directing.
Karl will soon graduate with an Honors Bachelors Degree in Creative Digital Media from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght and a six month semester studying Fine art portraiture, film theory, sound & foley for film and Film production in HAW Hamburg.
He has assisted renowned photographers such as Evan Doherty Photography & Tony Kelly Photography for magazines, brands and news papers ranging from Wella to Ramp Style Magazine, and shot for the likes of James Butler, Men's Fashion Ireland & U-mag.
His photographic work conveys themes of mortality, civil disobedience, feminism and an a flagrant disregard for societal norms, conveyed through grimy, often grotesquely beautiful imagery.
His styles vary from bright saturated, bordering on surrealist color imagery designed to captivate the sense of wonder; to ominous, low key and heavily contrasted portraiture encapsulating the sense of personality and often nihilism in his subjects.
Karl's current projects are his upcoming first book: Youth: in Revolt, His directorial debut 34 School Street as well as Mayfly and Moving On: two short dramas, both of which he was involved with as the director of photography.
As hobbies, he enjoys street portraiture, and through photography, encapsulating the individual histories of abandoned structures from power plants, to homes, to amusement parks, known also as Urban Exploring.
He also has a penchant for Hawaiian shirts.