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Annual Report Photography – out of the office and into the street

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It’s awesome when clients trust us to do something more out of the box than they’re used to. We’re pleased to have created the latest annual report photography for CCMC – the Code Compliance Monitoring Committee, working alongside Mackay Branson design. CCMC monitors banks’ compliance with the Code of Banking Practice and investigates allegations of misconduct. It sounds a little dry I know; but really they’re looking out for people like you and I, and making sure banks aren’t doing anything dodgy….

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Portrait of chef-in-training

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One of our final shots of 2015 was this portrait of apprentice Laura Kirby who has commenced working at prestigious Melbourne restaurant The European. Laura is one of six apprentices working across a range of award-winning Melbourne restaurants as part of an Indigenous pre-employment program by the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI), in partnership with William Angliss Institute. The ‘Skills for Success’ program is focused on creating highly skilled Indigenous chefs and providing them with lifelong mentors in the industry….

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Return to Hanging Rock: The Exhibition

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Image Workshop photographer Sharon Blance is pleased to be featured in a brand new exhibition staged by the National Trust exploring the enduring legacy of Picnic at Hanging Rock. 40 years ago the film galvanised Australian cinema with its dreamy, surreal visual interpretation of an already-iconic mystery story. Picnic at Hanging Rock – both the book and film – are deeply etched on the Australian psyche and hold a special place in the cultural consciousness. Such is the enduring legacy of Picnic that the…

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Old Tech New Decks – Teaser video for an experimental music show

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We recently blogged about a conceptual photoshoot for the experimental Melbourne Fringe Festival show Old Tech New Decks, where we created promo photos using a prop cello built out of crazy old retro technology. “But why just do stills photography,” we asked ourselves, “when we can also make a cool teaser VIDEO to promote the show!” So, once again working with a shoestring budget, we planned & executed a short motion project to make a fun trailer starring a few Old Tech items and the nostalgic…

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Retro old tech cello, created & photographed by Image Workshop Melbourne

Old Tech New Decks – promo photography for an experimental music show

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We set out to build a replica cello out of bits and pieces of retro technology. I mean, pfffft, how hard could it be? Composer & performer Vanessa Nimmo asked us about creating promo photography for a Melbourne Fringe Festival show she was working on. Titled Old Tech, New Decks the performance was based around creating music using the nostalgic sounds of old technology: the screeching of a dial-up modem, the rhythmic clacking of typewriter keys, that distinctively ear-grating Nokia…

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Grampians National Park in Australia, photography by Sharon Blance Melbourne photographer

Homecamp Interview – Sharon Blance & the Grampians National Park

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“Camping always gives me this primordial sense of ‘being home’. Sitting by the fire at night, looking up at the stars I get this uncanny sense of “this is all I truly need.” If there’s one thing that Image Workshop photographer Sharon Blance loves to do – it’s heading out into the wilderness. A fan of ‘the woods’ and wild places in general, we’re fortunate that living in Melbourne there’s no shortage of fantastic Australian wilderness…

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Brother Wolf Barber, Image Workshop - Melbourne advertising photographer

Experience Melbourne – A VISA Campaign shot with the Fujifilm X-T1

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Wowzers – 2015 has kicked off with a huge start for us, and we can’t believe that it’s March already and we’ve been slow to post up details about some of the cool stuff we’ve been up to. We’re stoked to have been involved in an advertising campaign run by VISA China over the summer to encourage Chinese tourists to come and experience Melbourne (using their VISA card, of course!) and discover the city’s various attractions, both ‘iconic’ and ‘off the beaten path’….

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William Angliss Institute – Chef Portrait

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We recently got a call from William Angliss Institute, asking us to create a chef portrait for a last-minute marketing piece. As it turned out, there was a really tight timeframe which requiring a same day shoot and edit to meet the print deadline. Never shy of a challenge, Sharon was able to coordinate the shoot on location in one of the commercial kitchens onsite at the William Angliss Institute in central Melbourne, and turn around the required…

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Chris Gurney photographed by Sharon Blance in Melbourne Australia

Bakers Delight Cover for Business Class Magazine

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Business Class magazine is a brand new industry magazine telling success stories from business owners around the country. For its first-ever issue, editor Isaac Bober really wanted to make a splash and stand out from the crowd. He approached Image Workshop photographer Sharon Blance to shoot the cover story for the magazine’s launch – featuring Chris Gurney from Bakers Delight, who was instrumental in growing the brand for over a decade. The magazine wanted high…

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Cimarron promotional theatre photography image by Melourne photographer Sharon Blance

Cimarrón – Brisbane Metro Arts Promotional Photography

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The Spanish word Cimarrón refers to that which cannot be tamed. The creator of the performance work Cimarrón is Sally Lewry, a theater maker based in Melbourne. She produces pieces that are raw and visceral and describes her work as “engaging with a deep sense of socio-political content and often driven by personal politic and the human condition.” Image Workshop photographer Sharon Blance has a particular flair for the performing arts and was excited to be asked to shoot the promotional photography…

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