Ant Ong’s passion for photography is graced by his love of light and all things natural.
Raised on a dairy farm in rural Australia, he started his photographic career in the early nineties after studying photography in Sydney.
Ant has a strong technical background, over the years he has evolved his technique and now shoots in a very relaxed and ‘true to real-life’ manner. His love of people, life and adventure means that he easily captures the special moments. He has a very natural way of connecting with his subjects and this energy is evident in his work. He perfectly captures real life ‘caught moments’ with an advertising sensibility.
Ant has worked on a number of lifestyle books showcasing Australia with Author, Susan Duncan for “Life on Pittwater”, published by Random House, also worked with Designer, Fleur Wood and Marie Claire Cook Books with Murdoch publishing.
Andrew Maccoll is currently one of Australia’s highest achieving visual creative’s. From an early age Andrew was fascinated by light and form and the interaction of the two. His career started quite young as a darkroom printing assistant while studying for a Bachelors degree in Visual Arts majoring in Multi-Media.
Career highlights so far have been working with brands such as Bvlgari, Dior, NBC Universal, The Ritz Carlton & IBM, and holding titles such as ‘Head of Design’ & ‘Principal Photographer’ for L’Officiel Magazine. Andrew has taken portraits of celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, P!NK, and many more. He currently has 3 portraits in the Australian National Portrait Gallery. Andrew has also been honoured by highly esteemed international awards as one of the top ten photographers in the world in his field and as one of the top ten fashion and advertising photographers in Australia by Capture Magazine.
Andrew has recently partnered with Huawei & Leica to evolve awareness and revolutionise smart phone use in photography.
Multi award winning filmmaker Hannah Hilliard was awarded the Crystal Bear at the 60th Berlin Film Festival for Franswa Sharl. Since graduating from AFTRS she has directed some of Australia’s most exciting emerging acting talent including Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kid’s Are Alright), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Tarzan), and Callan McAuliffe (Flipped, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four). She has directed commercials globally for high profile brands including Intel, Adidas and Dettol.
With a background in graphic design, I moved into the photography industry over 10 years ago. I have to credit most of my training to my years assisting some of Australia’s leading fashion and advertising photographers. Currently, I focus most of my work in fashion, product and documentary, with clients such as New York Times, Billabong, Listerine and UberEats to name a few.
Over the past few years I have moved more into the art of film making, mostly concentrating on short films for Online Content or TVC’s. I direct, shoot and edit most of my videos and have done so for clients such as Colorbond, Cooper St, Volkswagen, and Westpac. I am currently involved in producing a self funded documentary on Australian cattle farmers which is due for release this year.
Glenn Leahy has been shooting beautiful video for nearly 20 years. As video technology started to evolve in the mid 1990’s, and began to match the visual quality of film, Glenn saw the potential to create powerfully visual and emotive film content for major Australian brands. He is certainly one of the pioneers of web based film content.
Glenn has created stories for industries as broad as fashion and banking, manufacturing, tourism and telecommunications. He has produced films for iconic brands like Country Road, Woolmark, Sherridan, Westinghouse, Kennards and David Jones to name a few.
Based in Sydney Australia, Neil has worked throughout the Asia Pacific region for the last decade. He has won international awards and created many memorable campaigns for a host of agencies and clients. He loves working with creative people who wish to push boundaries and inspire. Always up for the challenge that each new job brings. Neil has a keen eye for styling, sourcing great locations and finding the right talent for each assignment.
His work is described as concept photography, which ‘pauses’ the narrative, giving the viewer a sense of ambiguity and familiarity. I like capturing the moment just before or after an event. This leads the viewer to fill in some of the blanks to the story. By not patronising or spoon feeding, you will get more of an engagement in the image. Often shooting observations about human emotions which can be both exaggerated and subtle.
Recent personal projects have seen him shoot series on bee keepers, jockeys, Elvis impersonators, roller derby players and fencers. “They are often subcultures, not interested in the mainstream. I’m interested in people who are passionate and their hobbies then become a lifestyle”.
Dean has been creating images for the Arts, Media, Government and Community sectors for the past 20 years. His work is situated between portrait and art photography and most often with a social awareness element that has been recognised for bringing an “iconic realism” to the image “combining the vision of art and tradition of documentary photography to define a distinct style”.
Andy Lewis is an accomplished food and lifestyle photographer whose work encompasses packaging, advertising and editorial briefs. Andy is based out of his fully equipped kitchen studio in Greenwich, Sydney.
Working closely with his clients, Andy methodically creates beautifully composed and unique images. His extensive photographic, lighting and retouching skills allow him to produce internationally recognised work.
Shooting with Andy is a relaxed experience. His enthusiasm and energy are infectious and help create an enjoyable working environment for his clients, who include some of the largest national and international brands including Woolworth’s, Coles, Masterfoods, Strongbow, Wither Hills, Kingdom Breweries, Midori, Havana Club, Absolut Vodka, V Energy drinks, Cancer Council, Donna Hay, Women’s Weekly, Gourmet Traveller, Delicious Magazine, Diabetic Living, BBC Good Food and Masterchef Magazine.
Over a career spanning 20 years, Adrian has worked for many of the major editorial magazines and advertising agencies worldwide. Some of the clients he has shot for include Adidas, Sprite, Qantas, BA, Telstra, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Olympus Cameras, Nikon, Peugeot, NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Kit Kat and Tourism Tasmania. His key interest in photographing people and their environment is strongly evident whether he’s shooting an advertising campaign for Nike, a portrait for Vanity Fair or his own personal work. Adrian’s work has been exhibited worldwide and has picked up awards at Cannes, One Show, D&AD, ACMP and at AOP in London. Lurzers Archive included his work in their issue of “Best 200 Ad Photographers Worldwide for 2010-2011 and 2012-2013. He was also awarded “Best in Show” at the AOP Open in 2010.
Adrian is a father of two and lives in Sydney
I first worked with Fraser on a job because no other photographer was willing to shoot a threesome in a spa pool with two Iraqi women in Full ha-jjib for a vodka advertisement. At the time I was stoked to find a photographer with no moral hang ups, but looking back I realise that should have been my first warning that something was wrong and it is that exact same moral looseness that has resulted in him threatening to distribute certain ‘revealing’ photographs of me if I ever hire another photographer. It seems that I am not alone in this predicament, as many of his clients seem to be forced to keep reusing him like I am. It’s possible, I suppose, that he’s doing a good job – I really have nothing to compare it to however, due to this situation. If you are planning on using him I would suggest that you don’t go out and celebrate with him after a good job – but if you do, don’t let him bring along his camera.
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