Car photography for Mindfood magazine

Mindfood double page spread

We jumped at the chance when Mindfood magazine approached us to do an editorial feature involving car photography. The simple brief asked us to capture the Maserati being tested by an every day person, Michael Merano. We needed to feature Michael with the vehicle, and at least 6-8 support shots with internals and lifestyle close-ups. “It doesn’t have to be in a park. In fact since it’s a Maserati, I would think somewhere chic and stylish, but I leave that to you guys to consider based on possibilities.”

After some pre-production phone calls with client and subject, and searching street view on google maps, we decided to shoot in the Vaucluse and Rose Bay area. 

There are always factors which are out of the photographer’s control when the location is in the outdoors, one being the weather. In this case luck was on our side when we had a break in the weather. We only had a 2 hr shoot window where the car and subject were available and no real backup options.… phew!

It’s also great to have an accommodating and relaxed subject which was the case with the subject and test driver Michael Merano.

Although car photography doesn’t feature heavily in Studio Commercial’s regular mix of work, we have a fondness of performance cars. There’s always extra motivation or should that be MOTORvation when the subject matter is of personal interest. Although it was hectic to get the shoot organised, at the end of the day we got the shot!

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NIBA's IRP magazine

We’ve started doing creative portraits for the new “People Q&A” section in NIBA‘s Insurance & Risk Professional magazine.  Published by Mahlab Media, Graphic Designer Jack Pike wanted a “Time Magazine” feel for the portraits.  We get about an hour with the subject and have lots of fun exploring different poses, techniques and styles to achieve images that reflect the subject and the theme of the story.

Caroline O'Connor

Currently starring in the smash hit musical comedy “Anything Goes”, Caroline O’Connor took time out from her busy schedule to catch up with Journalist Jo-Anne Hui and Art Director Nina Christian from Mahlab Media for an interview and photoshoot for “Active Retirees” magazine.  Always the consummate professional, Caroline was a delight to work with and didn’t hesitate to jump into any pose we required!  A really enjoyable shoot.

Styling: Annette Twemlow

Hair and make-up: Lisa Toyer

MALE MODELS: David Helman and Joel Berliner

CLOTHES: Blue dress, jewellery and kimono, dinner suits: Vintage Clothing Shop

LOCATION: The Vanguard, Newtown

Cosmos Magazine

Editorial photoshoot for Cosmos Magazine, interview with Robin Beck Palaeontologist from University of New South Wales. Beck will upturn everything you thought you knew about Australia’s iconic mammals. AUSTRALIA’S #1 science media brand, COSMOS is a literary science magazine with a global following. It reaches 600,000 people every month, and its highly-regarded education resources are used in 70% of Australian high schools.