We spend a lot of our working life filming and photographing on major construction sites and as a consequence can be a little blasé as to the what we are seeing. However, whilst recently shooting on the West Gate Tunnel Project we were blown away by the enormous size of the Tunnel Boring Machines now in place and ready to start their tunnelling endeavours.
Misheye image was the commissioned supplier of imagery for the Kororoit Creek Rd Level Crossing Removal. From early in the year through to December 2018 we spent may hours documenting it’s construction. We shot it from the air with drones and on the ground with stills and video. It’s a wonderful outcome and the project team are understandably thrilled with the results.
We were fortunate enough to be awarded the tender to capture in photography and video the construction of the West Gate Tunnel. Construction is now underway in earnest with the tunnel scheduled to be opened in 2022. We are so excited to be given the opportunity to capture this momentous project from go to woah and can’t wait to get down into those tunnels! For more information on the project got to http://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au
Our assignment was to create general commercial imagery for our client McConnell Dowell at their new rail yard in Sunshine. We were met with very gloomy skies which at first never seems ideal. However these kind of conditions allow us to really bring out the colour on site, be able to shoot from any angle and avoid situations where contrast of light gets in our way.
We specialise in flying drones over areas where special permits are required to fly. A recent example was when the Ballarat Line Upgrade asked us to capture footage along it’s rail corridor currently undergoing construction upgrade works. In order to fly here we needed to have all the relevant tickets, inductions and paperwork as well as provide a pilot fully registered by CASA to fly in this environment.
Early spring can be a tricky time to shoot landscapes. Best laid plans go out the door as we wait for the right light to best show off a clients wares. In this instance the wait paid off, beautiful light, beautiful photography and a happy client!
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.
We've been spending a lot of time of late on assignment deep into the wee hours of the morning. Our latest shoot for the Level crossing removal project: Western Program Alliance, was shot against the twinkling lights of the Altona oil refinery as a backdrop.
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!
Misheye image was commissioned to create images for DEWLP's environmental scorecard program. This took us to five locations over the course of a three day shoot. We were engaged to manage the talent and to shoot whilst the client provided the locations.
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.