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TABLES, TRICKS AND TANTRUMS (okay, no tantrums)

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

When Melbourne-based stone masons, URBI, got in touch and told me about their ‘choose your own adventure’ style website, I knew that I was in for an adventure of my own. 

They were seeking shots of their products that would look as good on their website as in the pages of a glossy magazine. At URBI, you design and they build – so I had to create pictures of their colour and style options for mixing and matching. Adding to the excitement, we had just one day to shoot, a limited props budget and my South Yarra studio was swarming with killer bees (just kidding) – but seriously, the pressure was on.

So how did we do it?

By ‘we’ I mean myself, Lucas Melbourne  who developed the concept and provided  creative direction and Bek Shepard (who selected the props and styled the shoot). We shot everything white-on-white, adding colour to each scene during post-production. We built and painted our white set the day before the shoot and then placed key URBI pieces and props in the space. 

Since I was able to add colour to the table legs and walls post-shoot, I’ll be able to modify URBI’s range with new colours as it changes. Because our props budget was limited, we hired just one of each chair and then duplicated them around the tables. These tricks and others (which I’ll take to my grave!) helped us achieve our objective of making URBI shine on-time and on-budget. It was a pleasure working with them and you should definitely check them out.

Concept development and creative direction by Lucas Melbourne, lucasmelb.com

URBI Furniture table lounge room with Caesarstone top and Dulux powder coated legs photograph by Sarah Anderson Photography
URBI Furniture table overview of Caesarstone top and Dulux powder coated legs photograph by Sarah Anderson Photography
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URBI Furniture detail of table overview of Caesarstone top and Dulux powder coated legs photograph by Sarah Anderson Photography
URBI Furniture lounge room with side table, coffee table photograph by Sarah Anderson Photography
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URBI Furniture lounge room with side table, coffee table, Dulux powder coated legs photograph by Sarah Anderson Photography
URBI Furniture dinig room table photograph by Sarah Anderson Photography
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Works To Live By Winter

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

Here are some recent snaps from the winter feature by Works To Live By with the beautiful artworks of the talented Garry Gross. furniture from Luke Furniture, vases by Dinosaur Designs, plates and bowls from Design Stuff and rug from Voyager Interiors. Artwork and items in the shoot can be purchased through the Works To Live by site.  Paint thanks to Haymes.

Sarah Anderson Photography for Works To Live By Interior with Gary Gross artwork
Sarah Anderson Photography for Works To Live By Interior with chair from Luke Furniture
Sarah Anderson Photography for Works To Live By interior detail of vases and artwork
Sarah Anderson Photography for Works To Live By Interior with table by Luke Furniture


Sarah Anderson Photography for Works To Live By table detail with vases
Sarah Anderson Photography for Works To Live By portrait of Gary Gross

Melbourne International Design Week 2015 Exhibition in City Square Melbourne

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

Last night I had the pleasure of photographing this cute and colourful display featuring shipping containers (I LOVE repurposed shipping containers) painted in vibrant colours. This is part of Melbourne International Design Week (#MIDW15 if you want to look it up). Gavin Bufton put it all together for AGIDEAS.

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Self Centred Medi Spa

Added on by Sarah Anderson.
I recently had the pleasure of working with the lovely ladies from Self Centred Medi Spa; a serene space tucked away in Melbourne Central in the CBD. They needed some shots of the spa and the staff for their website and social media to show off their lovely space and staff. It was such a great shoot; and as someone who's beauty routine is non existent, I learnt a lot about what can be done (I have even started occasionally wearing makeup...). I really love having the opportunity to work with small business, meeting the people and hearing about what they do. Here are a few of my favourites from the shoot. 


 


Seppelt Wines for Sage Creative

Added on by Sarah Anderson.


I am SUPER excited to be showing this one to you guys after having to keep it under wraps until launch. These are all from a shoot I did earlier in the year for Seppelt wines and is probably my favourite shoot of the year; and not just because of the wine and cheese (partly because of the wine and cheese). Working with Seppelt and Sage Creative was fantastic; I feel like the results are always better and the shoot more fun when working with a great team with a clear vision. Sage were responsible the the art direction and styling. We covered shots for various uses including the races and christmas in store displays. I can't wait to show you the rest of them... But here are the ones that are out in the world now. 


Seppelt wine with cheese for Sage Creative - Photography by Sarah Anderson

Seppelt wine with cheese with a Christmas theme for Sage Creative - Photography by Sarah Anderson

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photo of Seppelt wines for Sage Creative - Photography by Sarah Anderson

photo of Seppelt Pinot Noir for Sage Creative - Photography by Sarah Anderson

photo of Seppelt Grampians Shiraz for Sage Creative - Photography by Sarah Anderson






Waffee - Waffles and Coffee - Emporium Melbourne

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

Here are some recent photographs of the beautiful new

Waffee store

that recently opened at the Emporium in Melbourne. The lovely interiors are done by

Foolscap Studio

and the graphic design and signage for the project by the amazingly talented Suzy Tuxen from

A Friend of Mine Design Studio

.

The Waffles aren't bad either. I recommend apple and cinnamon. I love love love the colours and the concrete.

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Waffee store - Emporium Melbourne
Concrete waffle display counter
Concrete waffle display counter
Coffee machine and menu
Coffee machine and menu
Brass waffle signage inlayed in concrete
Brass waffle signage inlayed in concrete
Raccoon decal inside Waffee store
Raccoon decal inside Waffee store
seating and indoor plants at the Waffee store
seating and indoor plants at the Waffee store
Brass signage detail
Brass signage detail

Harmer Architecture - Australian Catholic University

Added on by Sarah Anderson.
Harmer Architecture recently designed a new fit out for Australian Catholic University's General Learning Area and Speech Pathology Education area with the build of the Speech Pathology area completed by Harris HMC. I was lucky enough to take the photographs for them. It was a lovely space to work in with a great feel, it almost makes me want to go back to university (almost...).



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Speech Pathology break out area

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General Learning Area corridor

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General Learning Area break out space
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SWG Studio Interior

Added on by Sarah Anderson.
I created these photographs with Paul Doolan from Dots Per Inch (who found me through The Brownbill Effect Directory) and Santoso Budiman and Gregory Royce from SWG Studio who did the interior furnishings. It was so lovely working with such a fabulous team and such fantastic stylists with a great eye for colour and detail. (They even bought us a home made lunch to the set!). All in all it was a great day in the countryside and a beautiful location to be working in.

This shoot will be in my all time favourites for a long time to come.

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K.W. Doggett Fine Paper Shoot

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of working with the lovely folk at

K.W. Doggett

fine Paper and the amazing

Suzy Tuxen

from

A Friend of Mine design studio (AFOM)

. The brief was to photograph paper cutout artworks which were meticulously created and laid out by Suzy using the wide range of paper stocks from

K.W. Doggett

and lit to show the various paper finishes, colours and textures. Whilst I am usually doing this on building projects it was fun to translate my love of colour, texture and lines to the studio environment. I used various light sources to show the works in a way that bought out the layering, texture, vibrance and in some cases sparkle of the various papers whilst keeping it realistic to what they look like when viewed in natural light.

Here are some of the photographs we created:

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Cheltenham Train Station

Added on by Sarah Anderson.
Here are some snaps from a project I shot for The City of Kingston who commissioned artists Andrew Bourke and James Beattie to create an artwork on the side of an apartment complex at the Cheltenham Train Station. The City of Kingston has been working with developers on new projects to beautify the local area and what better place for this than a walkway beside the train tracks. Not typically thought of as an inspiring space it was transformed in a partnership between The City of Kingston, the developers of the apartment project and some local artists. The response from the local community has been overwhelmingly positive. The piece includes references to the local history and the environment of the area. I shot the project using locals passing by as subjects and it was great to hear all the positive feedback on what they thought of the project.



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Barham Avocados

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

Visiting and shooting

Barham Avocados

farm and house is up there as one of the best country shoots of all time. I love any chance to get out of town and see some of the countryside, meeting some lovely genuine people and breathing some fresh air. Tim and Katrina are

doing amazing things with avocados

and are very actively involved in the

local food community

. It was an absolute pleasure to meet them and work with them. They are an inspiring team. Here are a few of the snaps (some of which have been featured in Frankie and Monocle magazines.)

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Tim and Kartina at the local

Farmers Market

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Daisy checking out the Avocados on the 

farm

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Tim and Katrina on the farm picking

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Daisy working hard

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Daisy making sure everything is up to scratch and nobody is slacking off.

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The Meyers Family

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The Bank House

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Maja Creative

Added on by Sarah Anderson.
Recently I got to shoot some beautiful cushions and portraits for the lovely Maja of Maja Creative. The photographs feature on her website and in the Herald Sun Home Magazine.

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Cushions shot for Maja Creative
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Cushions shot for Maja Creative


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The lovely Maja of Maja Creative


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Cushions shot for Maja Creative


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Maja of Maja Creative

HAUS for Angelo Property Group

Added on by Sarah Anderson.

I

pretty much had my dream shoot on this one with a clear brief and free reign for a lovely and creative client. The job was for an apartment development in Fitzroy, designed by

Kennedy Nolan

architects, and the brief was to capture the great features of the area with a couple of models and a stylist.

The development was

HAUS

for the

Angelo Property Group

and Styling by

Dashing Hounds

.

Hell of the North 

store interior 

Tait

 store interior 

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Sarah Anderson Photography Guy Matthews store interior Collingwood

Guy Matthews

 store interior

Sarah Anderson Photography Tomboy cafe interior Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography Tomboy cafe interior Collingwood

Tomboy

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Sarah Anderson Photography Guy Matthews store interior Collingwood

Guy Matthews

 store interior

Sarah Anderson Photography Smith Street Bazaar cafe interior Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography Smith Street Bazaar cafe interior Collingwood

Smith Street Bazaar

 cafe interior

The Lab Store

 interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography South of Johnston coffee Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography South of Johnston cafe interior Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography South of Johnston cafe interior Collingwood

South of Johnston

 cafe interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography Hotham Smith Street Signpost Collingwood

Hansom

 store interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography Smith Street Bazaar cafe interior Collingwood

Smith Street Bazaar

 cafe interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography Smith Street man Collingwood
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Sarah Anderson Photography Peko Peko lunch Collingwood

Peko Peko

 lunch

Great Dane Furniture

 store interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography Mud Store interior Collingwood

Mud Store

 interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography Culter & Co. dining room interior Collingwood

Cutler & Co.

 dining room interior

Miss Gertrude

 dining room interior

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Sarah Anderson Photography Mark Tuckey store interior Collingwood

Mark Tuckey

 store interior

Sarah Anderson Photography clothing store Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography clothing store Collingwood
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Sarah Anderson Photography Ladro window Collingwood

Ladro

 window

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Sarah Anderson Photography Josie Bones door Collingwood
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Sarah Anderson Photography Josie Bones lunch Collingwood

Josie Bones

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Sarah Anderson Photography Horton Books store interior Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography Horton Books store interior Collingwood

Horton Books

 store interior

Sarah Anderson Photography Builders Arms Hotel interior Collingwood
Sarah Anderson Photography Builders Arms Hotel interior Collingwood