Advertising, Editorial & Commercial Photographer in Melbourne, Australia

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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Harriyadi - William Angliss Institute - Image Workshop photography Melbourne. Hospitality Portrait by Brence Coghill

Hospitality Portrait at Eureka 89 for William Angliss Institute

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Brence was recently asked to create an editorial style hospitality portrait of Harriyadi Irawan, an award winning student from William Angliss Institute. For his efforts in the the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management at William Angliss, Harriyadi won the Premier’s Award for International Education Student of the year and was also awarded International Student of the year in the Vocational Education and Training category. Harriyadi also works at Eureka 89, an upmarket restaurant serving fine food, wine and…

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"Creativity isn't a gift or a talent. It is a friend who stops by when you are hard at work. Don't wait for inspiration, It comes while one is working."

~ Matisse

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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Sam Maalouf for PostScript magazine, editorial phtography by Image Workshop photographer Sharon Blance, Melbourne

Superhero Sam – Editorial Portrait

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Meet Sam, Helper of People. He’s a Pharmacy Business Manager for AmCal as well as being a working paramedic – oh and he also did volunteer help during the Victorian bushfires last summer. Sharon was commisioned to shoot an editorial portrait of Sam for the October cover of PostScript magazine – here’s the final cover shot, plus an image that didn’t make the mag but was one of our faves :D

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Dance burlesque cabaret photography by Sharon Blance Melbourne photographer

Life is a Cabaret – Promo photography

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Image Workshop photographer Sharon Blance absolutely loves all forms of show biz, and one of her favourite assignments is to create promo photography for performers of all kinds. So she was pretty delighted to work with dance  and cabaret artist Sarah James – stage name Shortie Georgia – to create some fresh promo images. Sarah is a dance champion in her home country New Zealand, where she also runs a dance school teaching 1920s-1940s styles. If…

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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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