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Archive for February 2012


Zoe Wetherall in the USA.

– posted by Kerry

The third day in to my 6 week trip to the United States, I saw President Obama at The White House. This doesn't happen every day, so let me explain.
Six months before my trip, I emailed my relatives Julie, Jim and Becky in Washington DC to ask if they could apply through their member of Congress to get us all on a tour of The White House when I visited just before Christmas.
Julie explained to me that they used to have a friend working for the secret service at The White House, but that he was no longer there, so they would apply though a local Congresswoman to arrange the tour.
A few days before I left Melbourne I got an email confirming the tour. I was excited to be able to see part of The White House from the inside.
Once we got there and were looking around the luxurious rooms (including the 37 Christmas trees) Jim asked a secret service agent in one of the rooms if he knew their friend who used to work there. The man responded by saying he did know him and that he was there at the time. He then started speaking into his little microphone to try to contact him. The response was that he was posted somewhere near the entrance where we came in to the building, and that if we went back down there he could greet us. We did just that with Julie and Jim delighted to see their friend, not knowing he was back working at The White House.
Whilst they were catching up the agent mentioned if we were to wait in the lobby area for approximately 15 minutes there would be a surprise happening. It turned out that Obama was about to leave The White House via helicopter and he had invited the members of the general public who happened to be in the lobby at that time to go out on to the White House lawn to watch him take off.
We went out and waited for about 10 minutes as a large group of press gathered opposite us. Initially we were told cameras were not allowed in to The White House, but once we arrived were subsequently told photos were allowed. I had my iPhone ready.
President Obama walked out a few meters in front of us. Ignoring the press he looked towards us, smiled and waved, and said Merry Christmas as he walked towards the giant military helicopter on the lawn.
On December 20th, 2011 I captured this photo of Obama on my iPhone.


How and where to start marketing yourself as a creative.

– posted by Sally

Ever wanted to know how and where to start marketing yourself as a creative? Visit Darren Lunny's latest blog post to hear from youth marketing expert, Andrew Mackinnon from Taboo on the dos and don'ts of marketing; how to optimise your social media presence; making the jump to full-time creative, and loads more.


Kerry’s adventures in Ethiopia.

– posted by Kerry

Kerry Pryor has returned from an amazing 5 weeks in Ethiopia documenting the work of 'Eyes For Africa'. E.F.A. aims to treat as many patients with cataract blindness as possible and in this trip to Harar and Mizan Teferi they performed close to 400 cataract surgeries along with treatment for other eye conditions.

This photo was taken in Harar and ancient walled city.

"I had wandered into a square that had many many eagles sitting along the top of the building to get a photo.

What I didn't see was the guy who threw a bit of meat at my feet.

This photo was taken just before I hit the ground and curled up into a ball, hiding under my camera and left wondering what just happened!"


HERE Exhibition

– posted by Kerry


a group photographic exhibition exploring the subject of PLACE .

Kate Bernauer
Rebecca Dagnall
Andrew Maclean
Shannon McGrath
Mark Munro
Nicole Robson

Lvl 2 Nicholas Building
37 Swanston St (corner flinders lane)
Melbourne, 3000



Armelle Habib’s been out of the country!

– posted by Sally

Armelle Habib was fortunate enough to travel to NYC, LA - Vegas (route 66) and then spent a week in Cuba.

She sent us a variety of jobs she worked on while she was away as well as a 'Gourmet travel feature' for British Airways Highlife magazine which ran in December 2011.
It focused on food and wine in Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Mornington and wine regions in SA, The Barossa, Adelaide Hills.

There's loads more on her website,


Greg Elms shoots “In the Mix” Cookbook and Wins at Gourmand Cookbook Awards.

– posted by Sally

Greg Elms recently shot the Thermomix cookbook, In the Mix, and, has just won some accolades in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Spain. 

The competition is pretty stiff with around 26,000 books being judged.  In the Mix came out on top in the highly competitive Australian category in both the Entertaining and Corporate sections of the Award.  The book is now short listed for the world title in the Corporate section, which will be announced in March.  

The book is a collection of recipes compiled by author Dani Valent (a passionate Thermomix convert) from well known chefs, including Masterchef's George Calombaris, Michelin star chefs in Spain and the UK, including The Fat Duck Restaurant in England, as well as food bloggers around the world.


Call for entries.

– posted by Sally

Head On Photo Festival’s Portrait Prize entries are now open.

Calling all photographers; emerging and established, to submit their most miraculous, marvellous and mind-boggling photographic portraits.
Win your share of approximately $50,000 worth of prizes.

Finalists’ work will be selected by multi award winning photographer Tamara Dean, Monash Gallery Director Shaune Lakin, ABC broadcaster Robbie Buck and Head On curator Moshe Rosenzveig. The ‘Critic’s Prize’ will be selected by photography critic Robert McFarlane.
Head On Portrait Prize is the nation’s major innovative showcase for Australian portrait photography, reflecting a vibrant, diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices.

Entries close 11th March 2012 11pm EST


Chris Polack shoots for Acclaim Magazine

– posted by Kerry

Chris was recently commissioned by street fashion publication 'Acclaim Magazine' to shoot their feature fashion editorial for issue 25 "The Australian issue".
The concept was to scout ordinary kids from the streets, dress them in the latest hip brands and have them being typical teenage kids (or themselves) walking the streets of Melbourne suburbia.
The complete story was shot on film and printed on a wonderful porous stock to help complement the sensible nature of the story.
This issue of Acclaim Magazine is full of Australia's finest artists playing patriots to their homeland and throwing a curve ball on those sometimes cliche Australian icons.
Look out for the Ken Done cover and get your copy at all good Newsagency's today.



Photographers check out Wonderful Machine.

– posted by Sally

Toby Scott has pointed us in the direction of Wonderful Machine.

Have a look. Interesting stuff.


Photonet Gallery News.

– posted by Kerry


Photo For Freedom- Tom Goldner.

– posted by Sally

Only a few days of this exhibition left. Word's getting around it's a fantastic show and last week I was speeking to the Bundy Agency in St Kilda, Melbourne who sent us this vimeo link.



Mark Farrelly’s blog.

– posted by Sally

Mark Farrelly has been doing some Pro Bono work for the Inner North Community Foundation.

Lovely work well worth checking out.



ACMP Exclusive Backstage Pass to Fashion Photography.

– posted by Sally


Photographer Greg Neviile’s blog

– posted by Sally

We thought you might like to check out this blog.



Darren Lunny - The Newsman

– posted by Sally

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