We’re very excited to have photography in print for the feature article ‘Secret Melbourne’ in this month’s Silverkris magazine. Silverkris is Singapore Airlines’ travel magazine – a beautifully produced, and award wining editorial magazine covering aspects of business, travel and leisure.
As an editorial photographer in Melbourne, this was a fantastic article to shoot for. The story ‘Secret Melbourne’ focused on digging into some of the hidden treasures of Melbourne city. This presented us with a great opportunity to visit a variety of locations; from the bustling laneways to tiny back-alley bars and restaurants, through to the high-flying Lui Bar – a sophisticated 55th floor cocktail bar with a to-die-for view.
It was important for the photography to emphasize people within the spaces; interior and editorial photography can feel stark and lifeless without a strong human element. We purposefully chose specific angles and composition to include ‘the human factor’ and to capture the life of each place we visited, from coffee drinkers in the bustling laneways or the quiet conversation between bartender and customer spied through a small window in a hidden back-alley bar.
Of the many places we photographed on assignment, Bar Americano was one of the highlights. Tucked away down a small alleyway and with standing room for 10 people only, this bar is the perfect place to get away for that quiet drink and chat with the friendly bartender. We were pleased that Bar Americano was used as the lead image for the feature.
The assignment included a couple of bartender portraits and also some food photography of some of the delectable cuisine on offer. There was limited space in the magazine article for final selections, but a few of the images that didn’t make it to print can be spotted in the hospitality and restaurant photography in our online portfolio.
If you want to check out the full story but aren’t going to be on a Singapore Airlines flight anytime soon, you download the SilverKris iPad app and grab a copy of the October 2013 edition.