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.
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”.
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
London-born Steve had his sights set on crafting stories from a young age. His dad, a carpenter at the BBC, often took him to work to see new film and television sets and it set the scene for his creative aspirations. (He even went to Christmas party with Dr. Who and the Darleks!) Steve’s strength as a photographer lies in his ability to create a narrative through imagery and capture intriguing moments in time that all-too-often go unnoticed. His work often uses colour to create compositions that are unpredictable and charged with a healthy dose of his trademark wit. A highlight for Steve was being commissioned by Child’s i Foundation to shoot a series of portraits. During the expedition, he photographed abandoned children in order to raise funds and raise awareness of the huge problem desertion poses to millions of children in Uganda. Steve is a finalist in the 2014 HeadOn Portrait competition, a four-time finalist in the Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Shoot the Chef’ competition and his portrait entitled ‘Trudy’ made Capture Magazine’s distinguished ‘Best Portraits’ list in 2013. His work has also been commended in several advertising industry awards.
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