First Encounters: ‘I felt really at ease around him’

An article that apearded in the Irish times for Taste of Dublin in 2014 Irish Times May 01, 2015 Eugene Langan is a photographer who specialises in portraits and food photography. He will have an exhibition with Johan van der Merwe, the ‘Bite Project’, at the Taste of Dublin festival in June. A Dubliner, he lives in Phibsborough with his wife Barbara Ebert, and children Emmet and Phoebe Johan had just arrived back from Canada two years ago and contacted me to meet up and present his food styling portfolio. We decided we’d work together. For me what was striking about him was his enthusiasm, his positivity and his energy. After the first test shoot we worked on, it was very evident it was jus