Winter typically brings on a social media hibernation for me and this winter has been no different! A little bit of sun and the hint (subtle, I know) of warmer weather to come has coaxed me back to my journal. I’ll start by sharing a residential project shot on a freezing August day in Clifton Hill. The house, designed by architect Jeremy Coggin (Jeremy and You), interior design by Meredith Lee and built by House Hold Design & Build. Styled by Meredith Lee with clients own furniture.
I had the pleasure of shooting some gorgeous bathrooms for Fiona Parry-Jones of Von Haus Design at her ongoing Kew project. I am always inspired by Fi's use of colour and pattern and this was no exception. Beautiful styling by Petrina Turner was the perfect finishing touch.
Before I move fully in to 2018, I thought I'd share one last project from the final weeks of 2017. This one a moody, warm and inviting home studio, and the new digs of Mr. James Woodfood of F3 Studio. Um, how about those soft grey curtains for a start?
Happy New Year! I had a pretty busy second half of last year and was a little (ok, a lot) slack bringing you new work here on my journal. I thought I'd start the year sharing a few shoots from the final weeks of 2017. First up some images from a Glen Iris project by talented Interior Designer, Silvia Roldan. Some gorgeous art and custom pieces in this one - a pleasure to shoot. Wishing you all the best for 2018!
On what was one of the coldest Melbourne days of the year, I took a tour of Pritzker Architecture Prize–winning architect Glenn Murcutt and Elevli Plus's Australian Islamic Centre in Newport, a contemporary Australian mosque. The formal design draws on modernist principals with beautiful glimpses into and through the building. The entrance is open and transparent allowing outsiders a view to the inside, a feature not typical of traditional mosques and designed as such to be inclusive and respectful of people of all faiths.
Inside is a vast space, bathed in symbolic colours of Islam by roof-mounted lanterns that illuminate the room and provide a dynamic pattern across the walls and floor. The tranquil, reflective water courtyard is another beautiful feature, not to mention the external concrete staircase.
There's still work to be done at the site but I highly recommend a tour, which is led and enriched by Ali Kaddour and his nephew, Ali Abou-Zeid whose dedication and enthusiasm is infectious!
I look forward to returning (this time with my tripod!) on its completion.
I was privileged and honoured to have had an opportunity to shoot inside the Peter MacCallum Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Hospital by McBride Charles Ryan, DesignInc and SilverThomasHanley. This monolithic, organically shaped building sits poetically amongst the English Elm trees at the gateway to Parkville’s medical precinct. Inside the impressive Guggenheim esq, natural light-filled, white atrium is beautifully punctuated with colour, patterns and textures providing endless angles and opportunities for architectural and interiors photography. Here are a few highlights.
I haven't spent a great deal of time in Geelong but after a few visits recently, I'm on board. As manufacturing opportunities fade Geelong is making a push to become a place of arts and innovation. The impressive, award winning Geelong library by ARM Architecture, completed in 2015, is definitely a step in the right direction.