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.
On outdoor location shoots there is always gamble with the weather. This was rather appropriate given that this photoshoot was destined for a promotion being run in the Crown Casino Perth where some lucky patron is going to ride away on a Triumph motorcycle. Fortunately, with the threat of rain looming we were spared any dramas from the sky. Even better, the conditions were ideal for the mood of the shots. From a personal point of view this was a rewarding shoot where everything came together nicely.
This assignment was commissioned and art directed by the team at Dynamix agency.
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.
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!
As part of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Air New Zealand and Qantas had a bet with each other for the final. It turned out The All Blacks and Air New Zealand won the world cup and the bet. Which then meant Qantas had to wear All Blacks jerseys and have the Captain announce a big congratulations to the All Blacks on winning the Rugby World Cup. We got to be the only photographers there to capture the handover of the jerseys and Qantas staff wearing the All Blacks gear. As would be expected it was received better on the Air New Zealand social media pages than it was on Qantas but both got a lot of hits and the Air New Zealand post had almost 3000 re shares. It was the most successful social media campaign Air New Zealand has done, getting global coverage.
Currently starring in the smash hit musical comedy “Anything Goes”, Caroline O’Connor took time out from her busy schedule to catch up with Journalist Jo-Anne Hui and Art Director Nina Christian from Mahlab Media for an interview and photoshoot for “Active Retirees” magazine. Always the consummate professional, Caroline was a delight to work with and didn’t hesitate to jump into any pose we required! A really enjoyable shoot.
Styling: Annette Twemlow
Hair and make-up: Lisa Toyer
MALE MODELS: David Helman and Joel Berliner
CLOTHES: Blue dress, jewellery and kimono, dinner suits: Vintage Clothing Shop
LOCATION: The Vanguard, Newtown
Sanctuary Magazine featured a Sydney house we photographed recently. The magazine focuses on sustainable home design. It’s a great read. http://www.sanctuarymagazine.org.au/
You can view further images via Zenya Adderly of Henarise Constructions who commissioned the photography http://www.henarise.com.au/
Doing business can be thirsty work, and for those flying Qantas international Business, Champagne Jacquart will be offered on flights from mid April 2015. Studio Commercial was commissioned to shoot some publicity shots to celebrate this new partnership.
Working with the agency Dynamix, we had a great deal of fun on this photoshoot for the Paypal free return shipping promotion. During the shoot there was a great deal of role playing happening on set, under the pretext that our subject hadn’t quite got their online shopping order right.