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 spectacular views from the dizzy heights of the 89th floor of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne. William Angliss wanted to create environmental portraits of Harriyadi in this workplace that could be used for marketing and publicity collateral. Of the images created, one has already been used in an advertising feature, and the others have been added to the brand library to be used for the course guide and other advertising and marketing for the Institute.
The images were created onsite at the restaurant. In an environment like this, the difference between the brightness of the windows and the lower ambient light within the restaurant creates a challenge with creating an evenly lit image. Given the high elevation of the restaurant and the fabulous views, it was important to maintain detail out of the windows – but without the interior of the restaurant becoming dark and unappealing. To get around this, off camera lighting was used to balance the interior and exterior light and to assist with crafting a polished and professional portrait.
Harriyadi will continue his studies at the institute, undertaking a Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He has some ambitious plans and is well on his way to a successful career.