Category Archives: Photography

Shaping Brisbane > Shaping Graduates

Recruiting new employees? Have you thought of building a Graduate Program?

Earlier this year we assisted Brisbane City Council in conceptualising their image for this year’s Graduate Program.

We built on their messaging and captured the essence of their responsibility to the graduates as well as the opportunities available to them.

This employee branding embodies the Brisbane City Council brand moto: ‘Dedicated to a better Brisbane’. We pushed their logo tagline and created imagery representing the Council as shaping the candidates to:

• create a better Brisbane
• get better opportunities
• gain better skills
• gaining a better career

Brisbane City Council has welcomed new technology and are opting to utilise QR codes throughout Council programs which drives target audiences to the website quicker and is accessible to Gen-Y.

The interchangeable bright and dynamic stand has been a success in attracting the right candidates who are ready and willing to be ‘Dedicated to a better Brisbane’.

 

Yours in finding a better you,
Amber

Floodlines: a living memory

7 April – 19 April 2012

Last summer, a deluge of epic proportions brought Queensland to a halt. Through stories, exhibitions and events State Library shares your contemporary and historical memories of Queensland floods. Making sense of the past and celebrating the spirit of recovery.

Floodlines: a living memory
Showcasing the significant events of the Queensland summer of 2010–11,Floodlines: a living memory celebrates the power of communities, their stories and spirit.

This exhibition interweaves photographs, film, music, sound and material from State Library’s collections with a ‘wall of stories’ of TV news footage and personal accounts of flood experiences, and designs for future flood-proofing with Flood of Ideas.

Queensland’s Flood and Cyclone Mosaic of community-contributed photos, and the political response to the disaster, help complete the rich and complex story of a summer we will never forget.

You’ll soon be able to download the Floodlines app for iPhone and iPad, to see flood waters rise in 3D as part of the exhibition. Using cutting-edge augmented reality technology, the app allows you to simulate the rise and fall of the Brisbane River across the CBD and surrounding areas.

slq Gallery, level 2 | Free

Floodlines: 19th century Brisbane
The ‘great floods’ of 1893 have lodged in community memory as a benchmark against which all succeeding floods have been measured. This exhibition probes the history of the 19th century flooding of the Brisbane River and examines the lessons learned and opportunities lost.

Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4 | Free

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Yours in photography,
Tanya.

Semi-Permanent

Well designers, it’s that time of year again! Have you got your tickets for Semi-Permanent yet?

Semi-Permanent is a world leading design conference that to date has hosted 29 events in 9 cities, covering 5 countries, with over 200 speakers and 50,000 attendees. In 2012, Semi-Permanent celebrates ten years of events – that’s a decade full of stories and wisdom from industry idols.

The event covers all disciplines of design, including graphic design, film, fine art, illustration, web design, interaction design, photography, visual effects, animation, graffiti, motion graphics, stop motion, and architecture, and much more.

Find out more here.

Yours in keeping up-to-date,
Tanya.

Type cast

All designers love type, so for some inspiration I thought I’d share some amazing typographic ‘shadow art’. These pieces are from a range of artists who cleverly cast light onto their sculptures to create amazing shadow effects (in these cases they form words). Enjoy!

Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens:

Shadow Artist Kumi Yamashita:

Graphic artist Áron Jancsó:

Shadow sculpter Tobias Rehberger:

Yours in typography,

Anya

Breast Cancer Campaign

Check out these clever print adverts created for The Breast Cancer Foundation of Singapore. The idea is to suggest that women should perhaps focus on health and have their breasts regularly checked rather that being obsessed about their bad skin or bad hair. The visuals were created at Republic Studios (body painted illustrations by Andy Yang Soo, and photography by Allan Ng).

Yours in Health,
Guest blogger Julia Lechien

VonVintage at Urban Grind

VonVintage

 

Brisbane-based photographer Mark Lobo will host his first Von Vintage exhibition at Paddington cafe Urban Grind from November 27.

Von Vintage, according to Mark, showcases the keepsakes of the past as remembered through the eyes of a dying media.

“It’s an effort to preserve the beauty in objects that once were so common place, now slowly finding their ways into op-shops and land fill,” he said. “Using old vintage film cameras, the images appear almost timeless – they could have been shot half a century ago or yesterday.”

The exhibition will be at Urban Grind, 121 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. From November 27th until December 10th. If you’ve not yet been to Urban Grind then this is your opportunity to sample the great atmosphere and check out this great photographic exhibition.

To find out more about VonVintage visit the website, follow on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook – whichever tickles your fancy.

Yours in photography,
Justine.

Top 5 Australian Photographers

Such an art… So much talent required… Something I definitely appreciate.

I’d like to share with everyone my top 5 Australian photographers (this was hard to pick!)

WEDDINGS: Marcus Bell, Studio Impressions.


PORTRAITS: Stephen Walker, Grapeshot Studios.

 COMMERCIAL: David Collins, Blackbox Photography.


FASHION: “It’s a tie..” Between HenryK


AND

Georges Antoni.


 Who’s your favourite…?

 

Yours in photography,

Michael

Five ways to use your Instagram photos

Instagram is a photo-sharing app for the iPhone. It has fast become a way to quickly share bits and pieces of your day using preset filters to give various affects to your photos. Aside from how simple it is to use, the beauty of Instagram (in my opinion) lies in how it can make users look at their day-to-day life and surroundings in new light.

But what of your collection of photos? What can you do with them? Check out our five suggestions for bringing your Instagram photos out of your iPhone.

  • StickyGram - lets you print your Instagram photos as magnets, a miniature flip book or poster
  • Casetagram – why not print your photos for your next iPhone case?
  • Instapuzzle – this newly launched iPad app turns your photos in a puzzle
  • Postagram – send real post cards using your Instagram photos
  • Instarium – use your photos for your screensaver

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as I explore how brands are using Instagram.

Yours in photography,

Justine.