Our shoots take us to incredible locations. This job was one of those perfect sunny days shooting two of the most picturesque locations in Sydney - Manly and Bondi. We were commissioned to create still and moving content for Transdev to showcase it's on demand bus service that was at the time in trial mode. Whilst the video's are undergoing post production here are some stills of the day.
Misheye image was commissioned to produce a personlised portrait of various members of Transurban's workforce for use in online and print marketing collateral. As always photography gives us a ticket into other people's worlds we would have never otherwise been allowed. On this shoot it included the citylink control centre, walking through the citylink tunnel at night on a closure and and up close and personal with the very popular new lighting system in the citylink sound tube. Here is some screen shots of the marketing campaign.
Over the past two and a half years Misheye image has been supplying stills and video for one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Victoria. The elevated rail as part of the level crossing removal project on the line between Caulfield and Dandenong has taken shape over this time and we've been witness to some of it's biggest moments. We've worked in the heat, in the cold, in the rain and spent many many hours staying up all night to capture major milestone moments of this unique project. Here is some stills from our February 2018 progress shoot.
We had the pleasure of being the supplier of photography and video for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Early work from Jan 2017 - March 2018 for John Holland KBR. It provided us with some of the most interesting and challenging shoots of the past year as the sites are prepared for this enormous infrastructure project for Victoria.
Misheye image was commissioned to create images of the recently completed Kinetica urban sculpture installation on the M2 Motorway in Sydney for our long time client Transurban. We headed out late at night to shoot it with the LED light installation turned on just for us and then again in the morning and we were lucky enough to be greeted with perfect blue skies as a backdrop!
Fleetwood Urban commissioned Misheye to shoot the new Aurora playground to capture the night lighting and moods it created. The stills images of 1 second in exposure were then compiled into a neat little time lapse package.
So excited to have one of my all time favourite publications Australian Geographic publish my work. Black tipped reef sharks hunting co-operatively is not something that is often seen or recorded whilst seeing them beach themselves in the process and being there to record it by camera is simply incredible. As one of my close friends once told me 'the harder you work the luckier you get' and I couldn't agree more! Click here to read and view the article Australian Geographic black tipped reef sharks beaching
My long term client CPB (formerly Leighton Contractors) and Transurban has commissioned monthly photography progress shoots by Misheye, documenting the construction and people working on the major infrastructure project for Melbourne - the CityLink Tulla Widening project. The imagery is an integral part of communicating to the wider public what works are taking place and longer term are a legacy that records the ever changing face of Melbourne. For more information on the project and to see how the images are being used go to CityLink Tulla Widening
Recently I had the incredible opportunity to shoot an event in the most beautiful of locations; Lizard Island in far north Queensland smack bang in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. My brief was to photograph the four day event from the perspective of one of the attendees all the while making sure in my downtime I was able to photograph the islands natural wonders. The event showcased the work of three world class chefs and the wine and champagne accompaniment was provide by Giaconda and Krug.
Holidays for me mean getting away and finding space to breathe. Nothing provides that sense better than the outback of Australia. Big blue skies, large expanses of nothingness. It is liberating, exhilarating and makes my soul sing. This selection of images are from a recent trip I took with my wife and kids to Broken hill and the incredible Lake Mungo.
Shooting architecture changes the way I instinctively like to shoot. Architecture requires a deliberate thoughtful approach where a tripod is used as a form of technique to create a larger dynamic range over a number of shots as well as a method to slow down the thought process. It's just not me! I like to watch and see how the light interacts with the colours and design of a scene and in turn how people fit into the context of the brief within that scene whilst making many many shots on the fly. My recent shoot for Cox architecture allowed me to be a fly on the wall in a fully functioning school environment. There was no tripod, there was no perfect positioning of students to fit in with a composition to aid the design and no staging of scenes. Instead I was asked to watch how the students used the architecture and in turn how the architecture influenced the students movement and behaviour. Thanks to Cox for the exciting brief!
PEQF (Post Entry Quarantine Facility) was not an acronym I had heard of until I was commissioned to shoot it's new facility that has risen stealth like from the plains of Craigieburn. It's purpose? Australia is free of many diseases and pests that exist in other countries. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources operates post entry quarantine facilities to help maintain the integrity of Australia’s biosecurity. Animals and plants are not released into Australia until they have fulfilled quarantine requirements – this often includes a period of quarantine at PEQ facilities to ensure animals and plants are free from pests and diseases.
Photography has given me access to some incredible places. The RSPCA in Burwood is one of those such places where i was commissioned to shoot a case study for Kaeser air compressors. The RSPCA uses the compressors to manufacture Oxygen and so is used regularly during a typical day at a veterinary practice. You can check out the full story here: Kaeser case study
It's always exciting to make a sale on my art. These 3 pieces have new homes to go to. With thanks to Anita Traverso gallery for your support and confidence in my work.
The biggest challenge on this shoot for John Holland was trying not to be distracted by the Sydney Opera House whilst shooting the painstakingly restored and upgraded forecourt. I decided to concentrate on the beautiful patterns the strong light was producing and contrast its repetition with the silhouettes of the passing parade of people at midday in Sydney.
My first love in photography was wildlife photography. I've shot in Africa on a 10 week safari and spent three weeks deep in the jungles of India photographing wild tigers. However one of my favourite places I've photographed wildlife is in the top end of Oz, a haven for reptiles and birdlife. The last time i was in Darwin to view the wildlife was in 2006 when my wife and i drove our battered 1993 Subaru from Darwin to Broome over 7 weeks after having our car bought up on a truck from Melbourne.
So when I was able to 'go bush' recently when a couple of days were cancelled on a recent 10 day commercial shoot in Darwin i was jumping out of my skin with excitement! I hired my own boat and was able to see some incredible animals on the Mary River in the Mary River National Park just outside of Kakadu. The Mary River is home to the biggest concentration of Saltwater crocodiles anywhere in the world and it lived up to expectations with a stack of sightings. I was also privileged to see birds such as the Rainbow bee-eater, a white bellied Sea Eagle capture and tear apart a fish and the massive Jabiru in flight. What a place, an hours drive out of Darwin but a million miles from my regular head space. I can't wait to go back - it is such a remarkable experience that doesn't leave you for quite some time.