Well, it’s a year on after I received the big gong. This time last year I was celebrating my award of 2014 Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year.
It was a real honour to be awarded the 2014 Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year title at the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA’s). The icing in the cake is that I was voted to receive this by some very esteemed senior judges, many of whom have had long and illustrious careers in professional photography.
The portfolio of images I entered into the awards were a mix of a corporate portrait and industrial warehouse sites. It was important for me to enter these two different types of images into the commercial category as they represent the majority of my work these days. To enter the commercial category, the images must have been commissioned by a client. So they are real working images not just work photographed for the awards.
The awards are just about here for this year and I’m hoping it will be another great year.
See below for my portfolio that won me the 2014 Australian Professional Commercial Photographer of the Year.
It’s always great when you are booked for a shoot from another country. It’s a real honour and you can only imagine how many photographers there are in Sydney, and I was the one selected. This shoot fell right into this category as the agency that design the Ernst & Young Tax Insights Magazine is in Switzerland. They commissioned me to capture portraits for an upcoming article featuring a Taxation Law Professor at The University of Sydney. As academics have a very busy schedule, it was tricky arranging a suitable time that fit within EY’s tight deadline. I arranged the time and location after a quick scout the week before. We only managed to secure about 10 minutes for the shoot in which I captured these three portraits.
A couple of months ago I was commissioned to photograph a series of portraits for the ASB Research Highlights Brochure. Captured in the ASB building and surrounding Kensington Campus in Sydney. The brief called for relaxed corporate style portraits showing warm, confident and approachable subjects. Photographed over two days, we were lucky to beat some heavy rain whilst shooting some portraits outside.