Christian Tierney is a 22 year old photographer and director from Dublin, Ireland.
At the age of 15, he founded his YouTube channel with the aim of finding and sharing the best new Irish and international music through intimate, cinematic live sessions and interviews that he shoots himself. Since then he has grown it into a global music platform with over 11 million views and 30,000 subscribers. In the channel's first year, he discovered and filmed the then unknown but soon to be global megastars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, helping to introduce them to a wider Irish audience for the first time. Two years later, Christian discovered the then up and coming singer-songwriter James Bay and filmed the first ever recording of his song Let It Go which has since gone on to be a global hit. As a result and despite his age, Christian has already gained extensive experience in the music industry shooting the biggest artists in the world like The Weeknd, Macklemore, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar, The 1975, James Bay and many more as well as for organisations like TIDAL, Universal, Sony and Warner Music.
Christian spent much of 2017 creating video and photo content for UFC champion Conor McGregor during his campaign for his fight against Floyd Mayweather which became the biggest event in combat sports history. Christian worked personally with Conor both at home in Dublin and in Las Vegas, creating web episodes and photographs of his training, media engagements and the fight itself.
In 2018, Christian spent the year touring the world as personal photographer for former One Direction member, Niall Horan and Oscar nominated actress turned popstar, Hailee Steinfeld.
He has also directed internationally award winning short films, official music videos and has photographed countless concerts and festivals like Electric Picnic, Longitude, Forbidden Fruit, Sea Sessions and Live at The Marquee.
Christian has been a guest speaker at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Fresh Film Festival, Zeminar, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology and more.
His work has been featured by publications such as GQ, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, iHeart, Complex, Capital FM, Highsnobiety, RTÉ, The Irish Times, JOE.ie, Irish Examiner, The Irish Sun, The Irish Mirror, Today FM, Spin 1038, Hot Press Magazine, Fstoppers, Cara Magazine, IrishCentral and more.
Christian was a member of the U.S. Embassy Dublin Youth Council, working to strengthen relations between Ireland and the United States.
Favourite Tour Photographer (Nomination) - iHeart Radio Music Awards 2019
Winner - First Cut Film Festival - Young Music Video Competition 2016
Best Overall Film - Beijing International Youth Film Festival 2015
Best Overall Film - Noise Flicks Film Festival 2014
Best Overall Film - Noise Flicks Film Festival 2013
Best Overall Film - CAS Film Festival 2012
Best Concept - Noise Flicks Film Festival 2015
Highly Commended For Music Videos - Fresh Film Festival 2014