Bunsen Media is a multi-media collective founded by Karl O'Reilly, a young and gifted Visual Artist specialising in film and photography. In it's current incarnation, Bunsen collaborates with Textile Designers, Sound Recorders, Sound Engineers, Fashion Designers, and Illustrators to provide a robust service tailored to a massive variety of needs.
Karl has graduated, the top of his class with a first class Honors Degree in Creative Digital Media as well as an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Photography",and "Student of the Year"
As well as his Creative digital media degree he has spent a six month semester studying Fine art portraiture, film theory, sound & foley for film and Film production in HAW Hamburg, one of Germany's most renowned design schools.
Through bunsen media, Karl has spearheaded a multitude of ambitious projects and films directing everything from avant-guarde art films, to mockumentaries, to rap,rock and lo-fi music videos for an international pool of clients. Bunsen has been shot advertisement videos for Marvin.ie and has shot multiple times for SKY Sports. Bunsen is also the official production company for Rua-Red art gallery, shooting their event and performance pieces monthly.
Karl 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 work has seen the pages of the Irish Examiner. He has also shot the promotional work and acted as a runner on The Secret Market (Garret Daly) a short film which recently won best screenplay at Rhode Island Film Fest, an Oscars affiliated festival.
His photographic work conveys themes of mortality, 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.
His current passion project is his second book: SUBWAY 17 a three month long journey through New York's sprawling subway. (Having made over 18,000 images, Karl is now in the process of editing this massive feat, already to high praise.
Karl enjoys street portraiture, urban exploration, films and folk-punk music
He is also one with nature.