Having been awarded two hats for the second year running in the Queensland Good Food Guide Awards, enjoying the innovative dishes that acclaimed chef Cameron Matthews creates is reason enough to head up the mountain to Montville.
Let’s talk workplace photography, did you know that documentary photos of your workplace and people are a fabulous way of connecting with your clients?
How often is the person on the end of the phone or email someone we know by voice but have never met? Wouldn’t it be great if we could take our customers behind the scenes of our business and share with them what we do, how we do it and the value we add to our product.
These days, a crucial ingredient for business success is to build strong relationships with our suppliers, our staff and our clients. Documentary images of your workplace are like giving your clients a VIP back stage pass. How special do we feel when we win a VIP pass to go back stage at a concert or do a pit tour at the Formula 1 Grand Prix? Even a tour of a restaurant kitchen will make diners feel privileged and part of your inner circle.
The images here take you behind the scenes at Weston Milling’s Moorooka Mill. The images from this shoot have featured in industry calendars, the company website, product and services guides and company reports.
My approach to documentary workplace photography is to chat with you to identify key production phases and capture images of real work and real people with a documentary style. Using natural and available light is my signature for that authentic look.
I help my clients accumulate their own professional image library so they can supply images for all sorts of purposes at a moments notice.
How is your image library looking? Do you have a story to tell? I’d love to chat with you about your work process and how I can provide you with documentary images to use to represent your business.
My photo shoot with Shinichi was relaxed, inspiring and insightful. Going behind the scenes at Saké revealed the calmest kitchen I have ever seen, everyone going about their work with precision.
In SBS Feast Magazine, you’ll find recipes of the dishes Shinichi prepared for me to photograph and of course a story on Shinichi written by Karen Reyment.
My favourite dish? The wagyu tataki, I reckon it’s worth making a special trip to Saké for this one.
The door magically opens as you approach, you enter and are greeted by a beaming smile. Billy, owner of Meat at Billy’s, 241 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove is so welcoming, ready to guide you to a perfect selection for what to cook tonight.
Going behind the scenes in an old style butcher shop is a real eye opener. It’s always an early morning start for butchers as they prepare the cuts we see out front packaged and ready to buy. Billy has a great team, all are knowledgeable and able to prep just what you need for that special dinner.
These are just a few of the images from my photo shoot at Meat at Billy’s. I love telling stories with my camera, my documentary style captures and presents behind the scenes moments. After this shoot, I had a sudden desire to go home and cook some steaks on the bar-b-que.
Billy and everyone at Meat at Billy’s, it was a pleasure to photograph what you do and capture the passion you have for your product, I trust your new website will be fabulous and can’t wait to see it.
in 2010, Taro opened his restaurant near the top end of Brisbane’s Adelaide Street and he specialises in the perfect bowl of ramen. It’s amazing stuff, his soup base is on the stove for three days, noodles are made on the premises.
The images from my photo shoot with Taro accompany an article authored by Brisbane food writer Karen Reyment printed in the April 2013 issue of SBS Feast Magazine. Make sure you grab a copy for the full story behind Taro’s ramen.
If you’re in the city and needing some sustenance, take a walk to Taro’s you’ll love it!