With the buzz of the final season of Game of Thrones in the air, what better time to share our shoot with Deborah Riley, Emmy award winning production designer of Game of Thrones.  

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When the call came in that we would need to photograph a Sydney based University of Queensland (UQ) alumni I never thought that it would be Deborah Riley.

Deborah completed a Bachelor of Design Studies at UQ. She then pursued a Bachelor of Performing Art (Design) at NIDA, National Institute of Dramatic Arts

We’re massive fans of the show here at Studio Commercial, I can tell you that my excitement levels were very, very high… they became even higher when told that she would bring the skull of a baby dragon!!!

Dave, Deborah, & Jas

Let’s not forget that Deborah had an impressive career before she entered the GoT world. Set designer for The Matrix, assistant art director in Moulin Rogue!, provided art direction for the Sydney 2000 Olympics closing ceremony, just to name a few. 

Our aim was to deliver a range of impactful editorial imagery with mood and contrast in our lighting. My interpretation of this was to keep within the Game of Thrones vibe and to tie this is with a theatre undertone.

This has to be one of my favourite shoots for 2018! Winter has come! Dave.