Originally from Blantyre in Scotland, moved away in January 2001 to Newport in South Wales, from there to Sunnyvale in California at the beginning of April 2002, then to Londonderry in Northern Ireland in August of 2002. In 2006 changes in my company meant relocating to Aachen in Germany, where I was based but spent 80%+ of the following years travelling the world installing systems and fixing customer problems. A special project dictated a 2 year move to Oregon for 2016-2017, where I resided from Jan 2016 through to mid Sept 2017 with Mireille. We have since returned back to our home in Germany where we now live again.

I used to work as a worldwide customer support engineer before moving to various management positions in the semiconductor/thin film head(hard drive)/solar cell/LED and associated industries for a leading edge German equipment manufacturer.

I used to play ice hockey back in Scotland at various levels throughout a 15 year career, the highlights of which were playing for my country on a number of occasions and playing over in Canada. After a 12 year hiatus Mireille convinced me to lace my skates up again, and after a few years of playing hockey for the Pitbulls in Aachen, and during my 21 months in Oregon I was playing 3 games per week in the Elite, Advanced and Over 35 age groups. I've recently signed with the Blue Elks in Aachen, who play in the cross border Euregio league covering Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Prior to moving to Germany in 2007 you could find regular photography from me in such automotive magazines as Total Vauxhall, Fast & Modified, Modified Motors, Flat 2 The Mat, XL Magazine as well as local papers, magazines and miscellaneous event flyers/programs.

Since June 2007 my car photography took somewhat of a back seat while I settled into the German way of life, after which I would normally be found taking pictures of scenery around the world on my travels with work. Occasional car shoots and reporting from car shows are still being done when magazines approach me and it fits in with my main work schedule.

My current equipment used is as follows:-

Canon EOS-5Dsr
Canon EOS-6D
Canon EOS-60D
Canon EOS-40D
Canon EOS-20D It finally died a slow death...
Canon EOS-400D
Sony DSC-RX100
3x Sony DSC-R1 Fixed Lens Camera (Due to the awesome colours from it)
Sony DSC-W1 Compact
Sony DSC-W270 Compact
GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition

Canon 17-40mm f/4L
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II
Canon 24-105mm L f/4L
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
Canon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
Canon 28mm f/2.8
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 100mm f/2.8
Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 24-70mm EX DG f/2.8
Sigma 18-50mm DC f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 70-200mm DG Macro HSM EX APO f/2.8
Sigma 1.4x Extender
Sigma 2x Extender

Canon Speedlite 580EX Flash
2x Flight Pelicase
1x Lowepro Rucksack
2x Studio Light, and associated kit

If you like any of my images and wish to use them, please contact me first before doing so, in most cases I don't have a problem with them being used elsewhere but it's always best to ask first.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile and hope you enjoy the selection of images I have online.

And for those who are looking for my photos of the infamous Uglydolls:-

Their all new website - adventuresinuglyworld.com

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    "refreshing from his photographs. always make me laugh because i can picture the story in my head.
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    Andrea Peipe says:

    "I didn't know the uglies before I came across this awesome stream but I was in love with their pictures, their stories and their faces within minutes. I spent quite a while looking through the stream and still haven't seen it all but now I am looking forward every day for a new photo in the daily lifes of the uglies. Barry is so talented that it almost makes you believe that they are real! (@ Barry: course WE know that they are) And the stories to the photos are so sweet and creative...cannot wait to see more!"

    February 25th, 2010

Barry O'Neil
October 2007
Blantyre, Scotland
Kohlscheid, Germany
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Barry O'Neil Photography