The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
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The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment
The Palms Mediterranean Bar & Grill Garden City Brisbane food photography by John Reyment

Those tired of shopping mall dining options are being courted by a dramatic transformation of Westfield Garden City’s Town Square. The Palms Mediterranean Bar and Grill offers breezy, waters edge dining with a Mediterranean inspired menu. As you’re enjoying dishes chef Josh Wilby creates, it’s hard to believe you’re dining in suburban Mt Gravatt.

In addition to launching this new restaurant, Brad and Angelica Jolly have recently launched the The Palms Mediterranean Bar and Grill’s website.

As you can see in some screen grabs included here, the website looks fabulous and is easy to navigate on all devices, it’s a clean, responsive design. Credit must go to Grey Elk’s creative director Josh Dyson for website deign and digital strategy.

Our role was to create an image library for Brad and Angelica to feature on The Palms Mediterranean Bar and Grill website and supply magazine editors as needed. Brad and Angelica now have high quality images of the restaurant itself, and selected dishes from the menu ready to send.

Editors love being supplied with high quality, relevant images to accompany their articles. Our images have already been published in online articles on the The Palms Mediterranean Bar and Grill including in Gourmet Traveller and Westfield Garden City.

Congratulations Brad, Angelica and chef Josh, it’s been a pleasure working with you to create these images, I wish you every success, I’m sure sweet days are ahead of you at “The Palms”, see you by the pool one day soon!

Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital

What does your corporate head-shot say about you? I’m often asked by people in all sorts of businesses if I do head shots. You know the image, its typically eyes looking at the camera, white background, head with top of shoulders and a “quick get this over with” smile.

I usually ask “What is it that you’re wanting a headshot of you to achieve? Tell me about what you’re passionate about.”

I love hearing answers to this question, I gain a real insight into what a person does, how they do it and the difference they make for the people they help.

“So will a headshot against a white background communicate what you’ve just told me?”

It’s now that the “ah, I understand moment” arrives.

Visual story telling is a skill that I bring to my commercial photo shoots. Creating a set of images for my clients that communicates what their business is about, the passion their people have for their product and how what they do benefits their customers excites me.

As the cliche says, a picture is worth a thousand words. Website visitors give you less than 9 seconds of their time to gain their attention and engage them. Reflect on your own web browsing habits. Relevant, eye catching images grab attention, increase engagement and convert traffic to enquiry and new business.

So yes, I can do a head shot for you, I can also create a library of customised images for you that will keep visitors on your website longer and create desire in your prospects to experience your service.

Would you like a complimentaryArtistic Strategy Session with me to identify photography opportunities in your business? Simply call me on 0412 394 414 to secure your session.

Cover Image of Spicers Peak Lodge, Indulge Magazine food photographer John Reyment

Congratulations to editor Danielle Hughes Brown and her team at Queensland Magazines for launching Indulge Magazine. The inaugural issue is on sale now at your favourite newsagent and online at the App Store.

Indulge is designed as a high quality lifestyle journal for South East Queensland sharing the best places to “eat, live and play”.

A quick scan of the magazine reveals lots to enjoy, including some of my favourite places to dine or stay.

Indulge is image heavy, it’s pages are filled with scene setting images. Want more imagery? Check out the Indulge Magazine website, you’ll find a more extensive range of images for each article featured online.

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I’m thrilled that restaurants from my client Spicers Retreats are so prominently featured in Indulge. The cover image is one of my images of a scrumptious desert that Head Chef Doug Innes-Will creates at The Peak, Spicers Peak Lodge. Spicers Peak Lodge is total luxury not far from Cunningham’s Gap, you’ll want to stay at least a couple of nights.

Spicers Clovelly Estate Indulge Magazine Food photographer John Reyment

Inside the magazine, you’ll find a story on The Long Apron and Head Chef Cameron Matthews of Spicers Clovelly Estate featuring some of my images. It’s always a delight to photograph the dishes Cam creates and of course the stunning environment at Clovelly Estate. The image of the jacaranda tree is one of my favourites, I was strapped into a cherry picker high in the sky to get this one! The setting before me was perfect, imagine relaxing under the jacaranda tree enjoying a cocktail in the breeze waiting for dinner… how tranquil.

Spicers Clovelly Estate Indulge Magazine Food photographer John Reyment
Spicers Clovelly Estate Indulge Magazine Food photographer John Reyment
Spicers Clovelly Estate Indulge Magazine Food photographer John Reyment

Story telling, emotive images are extremely valuable. They have the power to change community perception, increase engagement and convert traffic to enquiry and new business.

Indulge Magazine is another example where my clients have gained high profile, prestigious editorial exposure by being able to supply editors with relevant, eye catching images on deadline.

Indulge Magazine will be published quarterly with the the next issue due out in January 2015. That’s great as it gives me time to enjoy the features in Issue #01.

Danielle, congrats once again, it’s fabulous to see a magazine featuring South East Queensland places to eat, live and play!

Spicers Clovelly Estate Indulge Magazine Food photographer John Reyment
Spicers Clovelly Estate Indulge Magazine Food photographer John Reyment

Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
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Market garden, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Farm, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Chef Ash Martin, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Market garden, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Market garden, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Chef Ash Martin, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Chef Ash Martin, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Chef Ash Martin, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Chef Ash Martin, Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
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Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment
Homage Restaurant Spicers Hidden Vale by food photographer John Reyment

It was a pleasure to team up again with Ash Martin one of Australia’s best Regional Chefs to capture images of the dishes he and his team at Spicers Hidden Vale are creating for the new restaurant “Homage”.

Ash sets his menu inspired by the best local produce available from suppliers in the Lockyer Valley and what he can source on the vast Hidden Vale property. Ash and his team have recently established a market garden with 80 beds. Nearby is a newly planted orchard, a bee hive which helps pollinate the garden and will give 80kg of honey each year. Grass fed beef cattle graze on the property.

Ash and Andrea (General Manager, Spicers Hidden Vale) excitedly shared their vision for the farm to fork dining experience Homage guests will enjoy at the launch of Homage.  Their team are committed to supporting local famers, big and small who use humane and organic processes.

With such an intimate farm to fork experience on offer Homage, is set to become one of become Australia’s premier regional dining destinations.

Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014
Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg at the Bavarian Bier Cafe, Brisbane to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014

Matt Kirkegaard taps the keg for Oktoberfest 2014.

The beer was flowing like a river last night at Brisbane’s Bavarian Bier Cafe as renown Brisbane-based freelance beer writer Matt Kirkegaard, also known as BeerMatt tapped the keg to celebrate Oktoberfest 2014.

Matt shared some of the history of tapping the keg before geting to work on the keg before him. His beer knowledge is second to none, as you can see it’s a “very hazardous” job. I guess someone has to drink beer for a living…

Matt offers a range of tastings and consultancy services that help encourage people to think differently about beer.

I’m pleased to say no camera equipment was drenched when capturing these images!

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