Wednesday, August 31, 2011

History Lives Campaign for Ballarat Tourism

Finally the first and now second image for our 3 image campaign for Ballarat Regional Tourism has been released.

I was so excited to win this tender as the brief was creative, challenging and was a perfect opportunity to work with some of Melbourne's finest creatives. 
 ‘HISTORY LIVES IN BALLARAT" Campaign emphasises Ballarat’s strength as a regional Victorian tourism destination and offers a new perspective on the range of history and heritage experiences available to Ballarat’s visitors. The campaign centres on a print campaign depicting some of the history-making moments that have been cleverly combined with modern-day Ballarat

Key Crew: 

Producer: Ella Wright
Stylist: Marc Wasiak 
Make-up and Hair artist:Lou McClaren
Foto Assistant/Digital Operator: Simon Nicol
Post Production: Dueling Pixels

It was a huge exercise in large production and working with over 10 separate photographic layers to create the final image.  Lookout for the next two installments soon.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Now days many photographer's I love are calling themselves photographer/cinematographer ( Thanks to the HD capabilities of various SLR camera's)
I too have ventured into the moving image as seen in CocoRosies- Gallows.

Much of my visual inspiration comes from music videos and I want to share some of these inspirations with you across the next few weeks.


The new clip for Bon Iver - Holocene is my favorite clip I have seen this year. Such incredible imagery.
Directed by AUSSIE PHOTOGRAPHER Nabil and shot by Larkin Seiple

BON IVER "Holocene" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Monday, August 22, 2011

adidas Party - Photostudio -

A few weeks ago, Little Hero PR and Vice Magazine approached me with a brief to construct a photostudio for the launch party of adidas Originals by RANSOM. The event was inspired by "Canadian outdoor playgrounds" and was aptly titled Into The Wild.

The campaign images feature breathtaking Canadian landscapes, water, snow and dense pine-forests. The Element Collection (shoes) use captivating photographic images representing forest backdrops and ice glaciers as their fabric print.

With so much texture and thematic inspiration I went on a pilgrimage to find the perfect backdrop for the studio. Printing an image large enough for a studio background wasn't feasible so I had to find an existing backdrop. After visiting dozens of theatre companies, prop shops, wallpaper designers and painters, I finally found an amazing shop in Ferntree Gully - selling hundreds of vintage murals. I could have walked away with dozens of fabulous scenes but sadly I didn't have room in my car (each mural is 4 meters wide and comes in 8 sections). Here are some of the highlights:

This one above is the image we used combined with fake snow, wood piles, a fake axe and various feathered friends.

The guests brought so much enthusiasm to their portrait sessions, making the night a successful and enjoyable experience. Below are some of the portraits from the night featuring Melbourne's finest "Lumberjacks".