Deirdre Dowling and Michael Maguire are the directors of Time In Focus Photography Ltd; they met while performing with Riverdance in Killarney in 2006. Their relationship grew very quickly and within three months
Deirdre made the big decision of moving from her hometown in Dublin to London to be with Michael. They both earned degrees from the University of East London, Deirdre in Graphic Design and Michael in Facilitating Learning and Development. While studying, Deirdre and Michael have performed with Riverdance in many countries including Ireland, China, Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Germany and the UK. Deirdre and Michael are featured in the Riverdance documentary ‘Today’s Stars’, which was filmed in Killarney. They recently toured China and Korea for several months and are featured in the new Riverdance DVD, which was recorded in Beijing this year.
All of these locations provided Deirdre and Michael with fantastic opportunities for photography, as well as providing blogs for the Riverdance website and conducting two photo shoots with the cast of the show on tour As Deirdre and Michael’s enthusiasm and ability in photography grew, they realised that their interest in photography could turn professional. Since starting the business, Time In Focus Photography Ltd have provided event photography at many Open Feiseanna, album launches, film shoots, family parties and have also had Photo Shoots with Riverdance. They are determined to being something new and fresh to Irish Dance Photography and believe that being professional dancers themselves gives them the knowledge to anticipate and capture great action shots. Using the latest technology and equipment, Time In Focus can set up on site and print on demand at any event, using their expertise and experience in Irish Dance to provide some truly inspiring shots.