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Archive for September 2011


A few pages from Kerry Pryor’s folio

– posted by Sally

Prior to Kerry studying photography she gained a degree in textile design, and worked in that industry for over 5 years.

Photgraphy however called and now Kerry combines her love for textiles and her talent in photography.

She is a wonderful people person and a very "can do " gal. Nothing is too much trouble for Kerry and clients are drawn to her.

As an emerging photographer , her work is quite varied, but this folio we have worked on is eclectic and showcases her immence talent. Here are a couple of my favoutie spreads.


Brandon Rossen’s folio

– posted by Sally

When you meet Brandon, you instantly feel at ease.

He is an affable guy who has switched careers to become a photographer.

Brandon arrived in Australia in 2010 from the USA and met with me a year later. He is an emerging photographer, with an interest in shooting people and products , in a "real way" not much photoshop is used in his work.

Brandon has a good sense of composition and tends to frame in camera. He enjoys experimenting with lighting techniques as well, which provides a fresh approach to the viewer who is used to seeing images created in photoshop and alike.

Here are a few of my favourite images.


Toby Scott’s work with Est Magazine

– posted by Kerry

Check out a few pages of Est. Toby Scott has been shooting with them since the launch of the magazine.

Nice work Toby, beautiful interiors.


James Knowler’s moving images….

– posted by Kerry

While working in a mine shooting stills James Knowler thought he would switch his camera over to movie mode......

Nice one James!


Have a look of a few of my favourite pages from Jim McFarlane’s folio.

– posted by Sally

What can't Jim shoot?

Jim is a well renowned Melbourne based food photographer, with decades of experience working in the studio.

Couple this with many years shooting for the Australian Ballet and in the past few years, working on many amazing not for profit projects in counties such as Africa and the Gaza Strip.

This work in turn has led Jim to shooting people here in Australia for government departments along with continuing with his food and people work.

He approaches all his work with a great passion and his folio reflects this.


Personal work from Ben Capp.

– posted by Sally

Recent surveys suggest that only 3 out of 10 Australian men are close to their fathers.

This figure has been linked to depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness among Australian men.

Check out Ben's blog to see work from his project.


New work from Tess Everett.

– posted by Sally

Tess Worked with stylist Rosemary Sarr and Make up artist Greer Melrose on these beautiful images for Nicole Fendel Jewellery last month.

See more of Tess's work


Underwater with Lachlan Moore and Michael Klim.

– posted by Sally

This is sooo cool.

Have a look at this production video from a shoot Lachlan Moore worked on with Michael Klim.


Greg Elms at BIFB ‘11

– posted by Kerry

Read about Greg's experience at the BIFB folio reviews:

For a photographer like me, hoping to break into the art world, the BIFB folio reviews were an invaluable opportunity.  

Apart from the feedback gained by showing and discussing my work, it was a chance to have one on one time with some of Australia's leading artworld figures in photography:  high profile curators, gallerists and artist's representatives. 

I was given leads to chase up, advice on image selection, exhibition presentation, future directions, and best of all, great encouragement to continue producing more work. 

And I may even have a show with one of the galleries.


Keep us posted Greg, we look forward to an invite to your next exhibition opening!


Fine Lines- Kristin Diemer at BIFB’11

– posted by Sally

Uncertainty, exist and disappear.

A visual metaphor of the lines in our lives, those we transition, ignore and
those which haunt.
Reality is veiled, slips away and disappears.

A selection of images from an emerging and ongoing project - images taken in
contemplative moments during travels through rural Australia and rural US.
They are intended to capture the finelines of being split between two homes &
never fully belonging to one place.

Kristin Diemer grew up in rural Minnesota (US) surrounded by the lonely,
desolate prairie as a constant backdrop to her photographic practice. Moving
to Australia she fell in love with Australian backdrops.

Working with light, colour and geography she strives to capture the fleeting moments
disappearing before our eyes a metaphor for the search for home and
belonging in our increasingly mobile lives.
The title FineLines was inspired by lyrics in Pleasure and Pain by the Divinyls,
illustrating duplicity in meaning when we search for self, not always choosing
a path free from pain, and often unsure of where we stand.

Kristin is now based in Melbourne as a photographer, social researcher and
member of the BIFB11 Melbourne Committee.

Kristin’s photographic work focuses on identity with specific interest in women,
community and social identity. This is translated into commercial and
environmental portraits of both people and places. She has also recently
completed a 6 year documentary project with a small farm family as they
prepared for retirement and moving off the land in NW Victoria.

This work is being exhibited at the Creswick Woollen Mills during the BIFB’11.


Heather Dinas Features as a Core Artist at the BIFB’11

– posted by Sally

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale for 2011 will feature “over 100 exhibitions by over 200 artists as well as projections, a telefoto program, master classes, talks” among other special photographic treats.

Heather will be one of the core artists showcased at the event. On the back of her nomination from this years’ Head On portrait prize, Heather will host an exhibition titled ‘Hymn of Kassiani’ as well as part one of a new series, “Two Brides”.

So if you happen to be in the area or are traveling specifically to see the BIFB she’d love to see you on the opening night Saturday 20th August at the Mining Exchange. Heather will also be presenting an artist talk amid her exhibition space on Sunday 28th August from 2pm.

‘The camera acts as a mirror that facilitates the examination of self, questioning through gender roles, rites of passage and memory; cellular memory, past down from our mothers’ and matriarchal lineage. My parents’ idealized world of 1950’s morality and culture was sealed in a vacuum, floating, isolated, never changing.’

Heather Dinas


Projections 2011.

– posted by Kerry

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week with Andrew Richey

– posted by Kerry

Andrew was recently selected to shoot the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Campaign images.

It’s a thrill to see the huge multi media exposure and his pictures flying high on flags, billboards, posters and all sorts of other applications across the city and further afield.

The location for the campaign was to have an architectural setting, based in Melbourne of course and focus on clean lines, strong shapes and shadows. After jumping from rooftop to alleyway, the concrete banks of the Yarra and the Crown Plaza Hotel (formally Work Trade Centre) turned out to be the perfect venue.

Andrew found a unique beauty in this building, once described as ‘an abomination’ and ‘an ugly lump of concrete’. It was built in the 80’s in a ‘Brutalist’ style and for his shoot it offered the most amazing platform for a strong campaign.

A picture perfect spring day was also required in the middle of a terrible weather period and with fate ordaining, the rain stopped, clouds parted and they were presented with the day they had asked for. Combine that with a wonderful creative team, gorgeous talent in Sophie Van Den Akker and fashion designer Yeojin Bae who constructed an exceptional custom dress for the shoot and you can’t go wrong.


Maurizio Salvati at the BIFB 2011

– posted by Sally

30" (Thirty Seconds) series is inspired by the first photographic portraits of the 19th century. The intense look in the people's eyes being more a reflection of the physical effort to maintain the pose than their true character. 30" tries to recuperate this deep and extended moment between the sitter and the camera's lens. This prolonged stare transforms the lens' glass into a mirror where the photographic gaze is the subject's own.

Maurizio Salvati born in Rome in 1960, moved to Australia in 1991 full time lecturer at NMIT and active as a photomedia artist both in Australia and Italy.

"All my work, generally small series, is based around  my family, my work, and anything else that may happen to me. A constant visual diary of faces, objects and places that make my daily life. My main inspirations is the Family Album as a photographic record of the vernacular. I believe that the true social history of photography should be redefined by the work of the millions of amateur photographers since 1839. The other great inspiration is the constant contact with the students and my colleagues  who challenge and stimulate my creative processes."


Lifestyle stills by Marcus Thomson.

– posted by Sally

Yesterday we posted a piece about a lifestyle promotion Marcus Thomson recently filmed.

Here are some of the stills he shot for the same campaign.

Looks good I'd live there!!

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