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
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.
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.
Here are some recent photographs of the beautiful new
that recently opened at the Emporium in Melbourne. The lovely interiors are done by
and the graphic design and signage for the project by the amazingly talented Suzy Tuxen from
The Waffles aren't bad either. I recommend apple and cinnamon. I love love love the colours and the concrete.
I had the pleasure of doing another shoot with the lovely folk at
restaurant in Drummond St Carlton. This time we shot portraits, beverages, food and the space. I don't think I will ever get tired of shooting this place; or eating the food... Just incase you missed it in my previous
did the beautiful graphic design.
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Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of working with the lovely folk at
fine Paper and the amazing
. 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
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:
Visiting and shooting
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
and are very actively involved in the
. 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.)
Tim and Kartina at the local
Daisy checking out the Avocados on the
Tim and Katrina on the farm picking
Daisy working hard
Daisy making sure everything is up to scratch and nobody is slacking off.
The Meyers Family
The Bank House
The lovely Maja of Maja Creative
Maja of Maja Creative
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
architects, and the brief was to capture the great features of the area with a couple of models and a stylist.
The development was
and Styling by
Hell of the North
The Lab Store
dining room interior
dining room interior