Ian Thuillier is a highly accomplished and award-winning photographer and filmmaker hailing from Dublin, Ireland. With a range of documentaries, short films, photography exhibitions, and books under his belt, Thuillier has made a significant impact on the world of visual arts.
Some of his notable documentaries include ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, Gavin Friday’ (2010) and ‘Ghost Blues’ The Rory Gallagher Story (2010), which featured contributions from music legends such as Edge, Bono, Johnny Marr, Slash, and Bob Geldof. His debut documentary, ‘Darkroom’ (2003), delved into the life of his late brother, Harry Thuillier Jnr, and won the best documentary award at the Boston Irish Film Festival. Thuillier was also nominated for an IFTA award for Best New Talent.
His short film ‘DRIVEN’ was selected for various film festivals, including the Cork Independent Film Festival, IndieLisboa 2014, and the Glasgow Short Film Festival. It also earned an Honourable Mention Award at the 2014 International Berlin Film Festival. In 2015, Thuillier was selected as a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards, standing out among more than 100,000 photographers from around the globe.
After spending seven months in Asia, Thuillier created the widely praised photographic exhibition ‘VIETNAM 40,’ which celebrated Vietnam’s landscapes and people forty years after the end of the Vietnam War. He also released a book of the same title. In 2016, he was invited to exhibit ‘Vietnam 40’ in Vietnam and produced a book commemorating 20 years of bilateral relations between Ireland and Vietnam. During his travels in Vietnam, Thuillier captured numerous images of Vietnamese street life, which contributed to his third photographic book, ‘Vietnam LIFE,’ published in January 2017.
Between 2017 and 2018, Thuillier focused on photographing the Formula 1 World Championships for a book called ‘The Art of Speed,’ which featured contributions from past and present drivers. With such a diverse and impressive body of work, Ian Thuillier has established himself as a prominent figure in both photography and filmmaking.
Clients include BMW, PUMA, FORMULA 1, ASTON MARTIN, INTERPROTECCION, DFA IRELAND