Category: Creativity


KONE Elevators are on the up… (yes I’m not fond of newspaper style headlines either but there you have it). An interesting shoot none the less for Kone Australia brochures.

 

 

We’ve known Zak at Skunkworks Bikes for quite a few years and we always look forward to shooting his special creations (normally over a cool beverage after hours).  Having said that, Zak specialises in high end, light and fast bike and wheel builds using high quality parts with meticulous attention to detail, so all of his customers bikes are indeed special creations.  This English is Zak’s personal bike and gets used daily, the steel & carbon frame and saddle were custom made for his measurements and all parts hand picked to be a truly one off build.  If you crave beauty such as this (and who doesn’t!), get in contact with Zak. @skunkworks_bikes

Build specs
 
Frame v3 English cycles custom 
Enve 1.0 fork
Extralite headset and topcap 
Custom painted 3t arx2 stem with Fetha Garmin mount and house black Ti bolt kit 
3t LTD ergonova 40cm bars 
Matte finish busyman custom bar tape 
Campag SR shifters and mechs
EE Cycleeworks brakes 
Quarq D Zero power meter 
Praxis works ‘buzz’ chainrings with extralite bolts 
Alchemy V3 hubs laced to G4 curvecycling 35mm carbon clinchers
Custom finished Berk Lupina saddle 
Custom 1 bolt English cycles seat mast topper with house black Ti bolt kit 
Jagwire elite link housing with DLC cables 
Custom finished Emporelli bottle cages 
Kogel ceramic bearings and jockey wheels throughout the build and second ( tubular ) wheelset 
 
Weight 6.3kgs tubs and high 6.6kgs with the wheels pictured 

We photographed Alex Malley on location at the CPA Australia Office for the cover and inside spread of the September issue of Professional Planner magazine.

Photographically, the CPA office offered some interesting backdrops which was great, especially as we only had a small window of time to capture the range of shots required. Alex was also a consummate professional and comfortable in front of the camera which only added to the smooth running and success of the shoot.

“Professional Planner is the leading voice for financial planners where they can learn about industry standards, get news, information, debate and develop new ideas.”

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Why CPA Australia backed Malley to shake up financial planning

I felt quite privileged having the opportunity to photograph the Australian Rio 2016 Olympic Dive Team! Currently representing us in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Melissa Wu, Anabelle Smith, Brittany Broben, Esther Qin, Domonic Bedggood, Kevin Chavez and by no means last Grant Nel were all in studio for an energetic photo session.

With Diving Australia’s CEO, David Bell as art director our aim was to capture strong emotive portraits of the team. The key here was selecting the right lighting that would accentuate the defined muscle tone that these elite athletes have. Here are a bunch of the resulting images, Cheers Dave 🙂

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and a photo of me getting it done 😀

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We got more than our feet wet when we shot for the 2016 Surf Life Saving Foundation direct mail campaign. This assignment was quite literally a refreshing change from a studio shoot.

Our photo brief called for POV shots of a swimmer in trouble. So we donned the wetsuit, grabbed an underwater housing and jumped on into the surf.

Funnily enough, although the conditions were ideal for a regular day out at the beach, being fine and sunny, this didn’t quite match the original concept look and feel.  As this called for a sense of fear and foreboding, a post production colour treatment brought the images in line with the concept from the March One agency.

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An alcohol shoot with a different bent!

As this post goes live, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is underway.  With the main event of the parade itself taking place on the 5th of March.

We shot this “Celebrate Diversity” promotional campaign in conjunction with Dynamix agency and certainly think it captured the fun and flamboyant atmosphere of the party.  As sponsors of the event, Finlandia Vodka and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire make the perfect couple and are sure to spice things up.

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Even with a detailed brief, it’s often hard to pick which shot will be chosen by an editor and end up on the cover. In this case we had plenty of opportunity to capture many options for the client to choose from and they were really happy with what we came back with.

“Thank you again, we are so happy for the results of the shoot. It is tough to go online and pick a great photographer and company, I feel truly blessed to have found you!

Lynnette Rogers
Art Director”

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We’ve started doing creative portraits for the new “People Q&A” section in NIBA‘s Insurance & Risk Professional magazine.  Published by Mahlab Media, Graphic Designer Jack Pike wanted a “Time Magazine” feel for the portraits.  We get about an hour with the subject and have lots of fun exploring different poses, techniques and styles to achieve images that reflect the subject and the theme of the story.

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The Beer Kettle is a point of sale promotion that we photographed and retouched for Momentum Worldwide Australia agency.

Another shot that is surprisingly complicated in it’s simplicity and involved quite a few hours of post production.

I’ve also made up an unofficial alternate version without the chalk text.

enjoy (responsibly).

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We were recently commissioned by our good friends at Rifle Media to execute the photography for the website re-design of Brewster Murray Architects.  The individual portraits and group shot were done in our Sydney Liverpool Street studios, whilst the staff working shots were done at BMA’s offices.  A very cost effective and enjoyable half day photoshoot produced an abundance & variety of great images to choose from for us to complete the final retouching.

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