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!

Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Newstead
Chermside Day Hospital by commercial photographer John Reyment
Chermside Day Hospital by commercial photographer John Reyment
Chermside Day Hospital by commercial photographer John Reyment
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital
Dr Julian Hirst Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Chermside Day Hospital

I went behind the scenes recently with Dr Julian Hirst, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon based in Newstead to create a library of images that can be used by his web designer and PR firm.

Having your wisdom teeth extracted, that’s something to strike fear into most. But are these fears based on reality or some long held myth based on childhood experiences?

Dr Julian is very calming and approachable, answering all the questions you could imagine about the procedure he performs. He uses the latest and minimally invasive techniques to remove wisdom teeth so that his patients experience as little swelling, discomfort and risk as possible.

My brief was to provide profile and documentary images of Dr Julian in action in his new practice in Newstead and where he operates at the Chermside Day Hospital. The images would be feartured on his new website being designed by Daniel Sim of Daniel Sim Design and form collateral that The Press Garage would use for ongoing PR and advertising campaigns for Dr Julian Hirst and the launch of the brand My Wisdom Tooth Dr.

Our images have also been featured throughout the Chermside Day Hospital website.

Photographing surgical procedures in surgery dressed in scrubs was a new experience for me, my documentary, story telling approach was perfect. What was clearly apparent was how everyone worked as a team and the care and support given to each patient.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dr Julian and his team and provide images for Daniel Sim from DSD and Deana Tynan from The Press Garage.

Australian Traveller "Foodie Weekend" Hotlist 2014
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville jacaranda tree
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron Chef Cameron Matthews
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron Chef Cameron Matthews
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville jacaranda tree
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville jacaranda tree
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The French Cottage
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spa Anise Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The French Cottage
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The French Cottage
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville romantic experiences
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron
Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville The Long Apron

Congratulations to Spicers Clovelly Estate for being named Australian Traveller Magazine’s Number 1 on their “Foodie Weekend” Hotlist 2014.

We’ve been photographing food and the experience on offer at Spicers Retreats properties for some time now, spending time at Spicers Clovelly Estate and dining at The Long Apron is a must do experience for any self respecting food lover or those wanting time out from their busy schedule.

We’ve included a few images from our Spicers Clovelly Estate collection. Jacaranda season is approaching, spending time relaxing under the jacaranda at Spicers Clovelly Estate enjoying a cocktail, reading a book, spending time with one you love as you prepare for dinner, does life get any better?

We provide our commercial photography clients with a library of story telling images that they are able to use for all their marketing and editorial needs at a moment’s notice.

Does a business really need professional photos? If you were ever wondering the power of having your own library of fabulous images, the feature in Australian Traveller Magazine featuring our image of Spicers Clovelly Estate with the jacaranda tree clearly illustrates how important images can be for your exposure in the media. This image is the lead image for the “Foodie Weekend” Hotlist 2014 printed in the magazine and on the Australian Traveller website home page and the “Foodie Weekend” Hotlist 2014 feature itself.

We see our role is to make accessing professional imagery easy for our clients. When an editor calls them requesting images, our clients are able to supply them with our high resolution attention capturing images that meet the brief before deadline.

Supplying eye catching custom images on deadline can mean you get premium exposure instead of your competitors.

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