Donal Murphy - FIPPAMQEP in Architecture

Comfortable shooting for designers, architects, contractors, institutions or corporate clients, I am a multiple award winning Architectural and Interiors Photographer who shoots urban spaces for an international audience. 

My clients includes a who's who of Irish architectural practices as well as international clients (Populous, AirBnB Environments, MoreySmith, HLW, Genzyme, Gensler, Sutton Vane Associates).

My work features regularly in both national and international Architectural and Design journals such as designmilkdezeen, architonic  designboom and contract, and has often illustrated award winning entries in RIAI Annual Award competitions, the Fit-out Awards, and other construction industry competitions.

My extensive experience and attention to detail is used at all stages of a project from pre-shoot planning to meticulous post-production, and of course during the shoot itself. 

I am happy working for both small niche contractors and large design consultancies, believing that great images are as likely to be found in the small details as the immense vistas.

Based in Dublin, I am available for assignments nationally and internationally.


  • IPPA Professional Photographer of the Year 2017
  • Finalist - FEP European Commercial Photographer of the Year Awards 2012 and 2017
  • Fellow of the Irish Professional Photographers Association (FIPPA)
  • Master Qualified European Photographer in Architecture (MQEP)
  • IPPA Best Architectural Portfolio 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017
  • IPPA Best Architectural Image 2010, 2011, 2012 
  • IPPA Best Commercial/Advertising Portfolio 2012



Office: +353 (0)1 6750978

Mobile: +353 (0)86 8214148

Unit 1, 
77 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, 
Dublin 2,


Donal is a pleasure to work with as he applies his extensive skillset to all our projects both large and small and he is able to capture the essence of the project in one single shot! Donal's attention to detail is microscopic and he ensures that every picture is framed perfectly and that every detail is attended to. His images are realistic and portray the project in the perfect light.
He is articulate, engaging and most importantly always on time whether it is a 5am or late at night photoshoot. 

- Richard Hemming, StructureTone

Over the eight months I collaborated with Donal on the design of a book, he reliably delivered work which was creative, comprehensive and beautiful. His ability to quickly and conscientiously interpret our brief, fulfilling it in insightful new ways, left a lasting impression on our entire team and has formed the basis for a lasting professional relationship. 
His determination, reliability and amenability make working with Donal and his team a pleasurable, rewarding experience. I unreservedly recommend Donal Murphy Photography to anybody seeking these values in a photographer.

- Graham Barry, Editor, Cukrowicz Nachbaur