#MCDBehindTheLens Vol. 5 – Glen Bollard

“I started going to gigs regularly around 2009. As well as being a regular in the Academy and city based venues, I spent a lot of time locally watching my friends play. One of the bands to come out of that local scene was Fangclub – 3 of my closest friends from school. When things started to pick up for them, I began touring with them as a roadie / guitar tech. Soon realised that this was not the path I wanted to chase in the music industry, but I knew I wanted to be in the industry.

So I decided to start taking photos at gigs. I dabbled with it previously while snowboarding,  but finally picked up a proper camera. After one or two gigs, I was hooked and it just took off from there.
Since then I have had the chance to photograph some of my favourite bands in Metallica, All Time Low, You Me At Six, Biffy Clyro and countless more. Currently I cover all of Universal Music’s roster on MCD, as well as shows and festivals for GoldenPlec and HotPress across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Also work closely with a lot of Irish bands: Fangclub, The Coronas, Thanks Brother and many others. Currently looking forward to getting back gigging as soon as possible”

Glen’s top 3:

“These days my favourite bands change lot. My top 3 that I was hoping to shoot this year though were:”

1: Metallica
2: Green Day
3: All Time Low

Follow Glen’s journey online @gbollardphoto

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