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Welcome to the new issue of Showcase Australia, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present Australia's finest creatives and services, with more information available in our Photo and Film directory.

Be sure to check our featured events:

City of Shadows introduces the world to the Justice & Police Museum’s extraordinary and compelling collection of police forensic photography dating from 1912 to 1948. Curator Peter Doyle describes it as ‘an intimate, raw and hauntingly beautiful record of the mysterious people and dark places of a Sydney lost’.

The 23rd Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Sydney's first outdoor beachside cinema, kicks off the summer movie season under the stars at Bondi Beach in 2014 from 10th-19th January, screening the best short films from Australia and the world.

Our cover image was shot by Stephen Ward for Vogue Australia.

photo agents

The Names Agency P/L Sydney photo agents

The Names Agency represents a premium selection of photographers, fashion and prop stylists, hair stylists and make-up artists.

Based in Sydney, the agency offers expertise and specialists across the spectrum of image creation, from photography, production and budget management to talent, location-sourcing, design, travel and all the pre- and post-shoot services.

Its photographers specialise in fashion, advertising, portraiture, kids, landscapes, interiors, architecture and food.


FLIPP Management Sydney photo agents

FLIPP is a boutique agency representing and producing for a selection of Australia’s top lifestyle and creative commercial artists.

The company produces within Australia and Asia, for stills and motion imagery including talent casting, location scouting and permits, travel, accommodation, transport, logistics, on-set production, crew, equipment and studio hire, budget management, reconciliation and post-production management.

FLIPP also provides premium lifestyle video-content production, featuring Sydney’s finest Videographers/Editors. Complimenting its stills teams and meeting clients’ increasing digital and social content needs, the agency is a creative problem-solver ensuring that every element of each job exceeds expectations.


Mondo Folio Sydney photo agents

"At Mondo Folio we are all about cultivating and inspiring great creative talent. Our stable of artists covers the full spectrum of photographic genres, from high fashion and advertising through to still life, interiors and food. Along with the well-known creatives we represent, we have fresh talent who are already making a name for themselves and we are proud to be presenting them to the wider industry."

Mondo Folio and Mondo Digital provide a wide selection of production services ranging from equipment and studio hire, casting, talent and crew booking, through to post-production for images and video.


Reload Agency Sydney photo agents

Reload Agency is a creative artist management agency with full service production offices in both New Zealand and Australia.

The agency offers its expertise across the fields of photography, production management, hair, make-up, styling and retouching. With over 20 years' experience in the industry and an impressive, award-winning talent roster, Reload is able to offer clients the very best service in every aspect of a project. Committed to pushing creative boundaries, Reload Agency coordinates every step of the process.

Clients include Nikon, Vodafone, Westpac, Sony, Westfield, Levi's, Lee, Nike, Audi, Ponds, Toyota, Moontide, Coca-Cola, ANZ Bank, Telecom, Les Mills, Virgin Airlines, Air New Zealand, Canon, Commonwealth Bank, OPSM, Microsoft, PlayStation and Panadol.


The Illustration Room Sydney illustrators' agents

The Illustration Room Artists are an exciting mixture of exceptional upcoming and established Australian and international illustrators.

Art director and Creative Consultant Katie Perrott established The Illustration Room in 2007. With 14 years' experience in magazine publishing in Australia, the UK and Asia, Katie has first-hand experience of bringing ideas to life with illustration. She will personally oversee every aspect of the brief, from assistance with the selection of illustrator, writing a concise brief, managing rounds of feedback and revisions, through to the delivery of final art and invoicing.

Recent clients include DDB, MOON, Clemenger BBDO, M&C Saatchi, Eskimo, Witchery, Leo Burnett, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Harper's Bazaar USA, ELLE, Vogue Entertaining & Travel, Men's Health, Women's Health, Prevention, INK Global, JetStar Magazine, Scoot Magazine, City of Sydney, Voyeur Magazine, Inside Out, New Idea, Womens' Weekly, Total Girl, In The Black, South China Morning Post, University of South Australia, Affirmations, National Geographic, Pearson Education, Oxford University Press, The Iconic, HQ Asia, David Jones, Sportsgirl, Mambo, Discovery Channel Magazine, Sunday Times London, Comm Sec, Bundaberg Rum and Fresh Crust Pizza.

Visit the website to see a full artist roster.


Derek Swalwell Sydney people & lifestyle photographers

Derek Swalwell is one of Australia’s leading lifestyle and advertising photographers with an extensive portfolio spanning an array of projects. He is known for his use of natural light in portraiture, interior spaces and environments creating a lived-in feeling that has universal appeal to advertisers and clients alike.

Derek’s photography has been featured in many prominent titles such as Elle Decor, Vogue Living and Inside Out, and ahs been central to national and international advertising campaigns of leading lifestyle brands including Sony, St. George, Officeworks and Stihl.

Derek is represented by 2C Artist Management.


Janyon Boshoff Sydney advertising photographers

Janyon's relaxed and patient demeanour belies the intensity with which he sets about his work, whether he is pursuing the essence of the portrait, extracting the best performance of the talent, or conveying the dramatic beauty of the food he photographs using his distinctive lighting and subtle grades to achieve his specific vision.

He believes the disciplines of the craft learned from a decade of shooting on film have stood him in good stead to enjoy the creative freedom that the digital age offers, and his enjoyment of what he does is evident in the enthusiasm with which he applies himself to each brief.

The fact that many of Janyon's clients are also repeat customers is testament to the fact that they feel well taken care of.


Easton Chang Sydney car & transportation photographers

Based in Sydney, Easton Chang has won the coveted award of Australian Advertising Photographer of the Year in both 2013 and 2012 with his portfolio of advertising car photography. In recent months alone, Easton's calendar has seen him shoot for Cadillac in Detroit, Mazda in New Zealand, Ford in Shanghai, Cadillac in Shanghai and Lexus, Audi and Porsche locally in Sydney, among many other commercial, PR and editorial work across Australia.

Now with close to half-a-million followers of his work on Facebook, Easton’s work and style has become incredibly viral and prominent in the social media community.


jason busch Sydney interiors & exteriors photographers

Growing up next door to his father's old b&w darkroom in New Zealand, with the smell of chemicals and drying negatives hanging about the house, Jason Busch's career path could have gone two ways. Fortunately he have never lost the fascination with photography and the image.

Jason’s approach to imagery is to create a graphic or emotive feel, a classic look to make the subject comfortable in its design and surrounding. His wife Penny manages the office with a designer's eye and a firm technical grip on the post-production, retouching and a general sense of calm that is always a welcome home between jobs.

Jason’s commercial clients include Emirates Hotels, Banyan Tree Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, Carnival Australia, Peppers Retreats, Sheridan, Ferrero, Westfield, Harvey Norman, Space Furniture and Tourism Australia. Editorial work includes Vogue Living, Elle Decoration UK, Harper's Bazaar, Madison, Inside Out, Belle, Donna Hay, Habitus, Living Etc and Condé Nast Traveller.

Jason is represented by The Names Agency.


Graham Shearer Sydney fashion photographers

Graham Shearer has been a fashion photographer for 30 years. During this time he has risen to the top of his profession in Australia, shooting for all the leading fashion magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. His advertising clients include Country Road, David Jones, Seafolly, Sheridan, Ella Baché, De Beers, L’Oréal and the Viceroy Hotel Group. He has had a 20 year long relationship with the underwear brand Elle Macpherson Intimates and has photographed Elle Macpherson around the world at various stages of her career.

For seven years Graham was based in Paris where he achieved an equal success. As a regular contributor to French publications such as Madame Figaro, he was able to travel extensively photographing fashion editorials in exotic locations around the world.

Graham’s work is renowned for his ability to capture not only the essential beauty of the female (and male) models he photographs, but also the beauty and the significance of the location or environment in which they are situated. Since departing Australia four years ago, he has lived in LA where he is in great demand as a celebrity photographer. He also spent time in the South of France and New York, where he still has an agent. Graham recently returned to Sydney and plans to remain there for the coming years.

Graham is represented by The Names Agency.


Darren Capp Photography Sydney car & transportation photographers

Darren Capp studied fine art photography at college and has been shooting for over 20 years. His art-based study guides his work with perception and style across both his advertising and personal work.

Darren is one of the leading car photographers in Australia. Assignments have taken him across the globe, most recently working in Shanghai for Mitsubishi. He also just completed two campaigns for Renault Australia. He just loves shooting cars, capturing the magic hour light glint off the sheet-metal, watching the light work it’s wonder into the background. The brief is merely the starting point for Darren to impart his knowledge, sense of fun and attention to detail over the course of the shoot.

His clients include Audi, BMW, BYD, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Range Rover, Renault, Subaru and VW, amongst others.


John Rintoul Sydney still life photographers

John Rintoul is a Sydney-based photographer with over 20 years' experience in the industry. Working mainly in still life from editorial to advertising, and with a 320 m² studio complete with lighting and the latest digital equipment, John can produce a wide base of different styles of work, from clean white background shoots to complex sets constructed and customised to meet a brief.

"Problem solving and working to create an image which has 'Life' from everyday objects is what makes photography fun."


Michele Aboud Sydney advertising photographers

Michele Aboud is one of Australia’s most-respected commercial, fashion and portrait photographers.

A graduate of the Photographic College of London, her extensive editorial work has been published in Interview [USA]; Wired [USA]; Grazia [UK and Australia]; Elle [Singapore, Mexico and Australia]; Harper's Bazaar [Singapore and Australia]; Vogue and Vogue Living [Australia]; Oyster; Rolling Stone; Noise; Australian Style; Belle; KAREN and Manuscript. Her international commercial campaign portfolio includes clients such as Bloomingdales, Lancôme, Marks & Spencer, VISA, Lindt Chocolate, Ferrero Chocolate, Toyota, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Nokia, Johnson & Johnson and Singapore’s Club 21.

Michele's work has been featured in 16 exhibitions from London to Toronto and Sydney, including Amnesty International’s Masters of Photography [2009] and the Nelson Mandela Art for AIDS Orphans, Canada [2007-2010]. Her portrait of Baz Lurhmann is now part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery Canberra, ACT.


Mark Townsend Sydney Portrait - Lifestyle - Interiors - Still Life

Photographer Mark Townsend started his career assisting a large variety of photographers both in Australia and New York. Using the knowledge and skills passed on by his mentors he quickly began shooting for himself. He specialises in portraits, lifestyle interiors and still life.

Clients include Domayne, Harvey Norman, Academy for Men, Vogue Living, Pelactiv and St Crispin.

Mark is based in Sydney but frequently travels abroad for inspiration and continued learning.

full photo production

mondo digital Sydney full photo production

Mondo Digital is an established provider of high volume, high quality fashion, lifestyle and portraiture imagery and video. With over 30 years' experience in the photographic industry, the company prides itself on being a key player in developing industry-standard digital workflows and quality driven, digital photography.

Mondo Digital's unique blend of talented staff, technical know-how and beautiful facilities allows it to build a customised creative solution for every clients' photographic requirements.


Lizard Management & Production Sydney full photo production

Lizard Management & Production is a full service production company for advertising and editorial clients. With 20 years of experience in the photographic and creative industry, company director Liz Sherriff and her team of highly experienced producers strive to make every production a stress-free experience for their clients.

The company's work includes high-end photography, providing experienced hair and make-up artists and stylists, casting, talent and location scouting, budget management, accommodation organisation, transportation, catering and equipment rental to ensure all requirements are met. Lizard's services are particularly valuable to overseas clients who can struggle to produce assignments in an unfamiliar environment.

Australia provides an amazing backdrop for a variety of photo shoots, and the company's recent work includes campaigns with Australia¹s Next Top Model, Foxtel, The Bachelor Australia, Jurlique, Virgin Mobile, Rosemount Estate Wines, Sony Music, Nokia, Westfield, ING, Woolworths, Nurofen, Jenny Craig, The Australian Federal Government, Subaru, Qantas and Virgin Blue magazines, as well as clients from the fashion industry including Mambo, Betts Shoes and Speedo, to name just a few.

photo stock agency

Picdesk Sydney licensing and syndication agency

Picdesk is a complete image licensing agency representing over 40 diverse, engaging and current photographers. Its archive offers access to thousands of beauty, fashion and lifestyle images and a wealth of glamour, celebrity and artistic nude content.

Picdesk is a unique agency specialising in ‘images of women’ for use in all media including editorial, advertising and digital. Its fast, one-on-one service allows the company to tailor rates and rights to suit individual needs and budgets.

New images are added daily and the company supports clients with complimentary image research and comprehensive rights and clearance services.

"Whether it’s GQ or Vogue, a shampoo ad or mobile app, clients know that Picdesk offers the most extraordinary high quality images. Our clients come to us first for major features, covers, advertising, packaging, branding and digital media."

Offices in New York and Sydney ensure prompt service across the globe.


Bear Stock Sydney Stock agency is a purpose built, high end stills image library specialising in location 2D back plates created to be used with 3D CGI automotive mesh models, 2D assets, or for stand alone use. Select back plates have an accompanying 360º HDRI dome for reflection and light source mapping reference.

The photographers' collective mindset’ driven by uncompromised quality is maintained across categories, from roadscapes, seascapes and landscapes to the conceptual. Images have been retouched and graded ready for applications from Web use to outdoor super sites. The company's files are 120MB or larger, in 16 bit or 32 bit depth, unsharpened with no interpolation in size or bit depth from original raw files.

Email or contact Bear Stock direct for help with a search, larger files for layout purposes, to discuss the pricing process, or for general site enquires.

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