I am doing a wee talk at Sunstudios next Wednesday the 24th. Some conversations around my birds, horse riding and photography. Come on down if you are in town. Bookings at:
A dream job with no other than Wassim Kanaan at Saatchi&Saatchi. We headed to the ole gold fields just down the hill from the Victorian Alps. With some trusty new Landcrusier’s and local hardy talents, this is what happened behind the shearing shed. A bit of apres ski at Mt Hotham rounded off a stunning week.
I have been fortunate working with the mighty Tod Duke-Yonge on a few TOYOTA projects lately. A man not shy of an adventure (my kinda man) and with ideas to boot, we set out to explore the wilds of the Southern Highlands and the grand vistas of Tasmania. We had to endure several blizzards and road closures, but nothing could stop us in the quest of getting the pictures. Nor could nothing stop Tod from delivering classic one-liners that will outlive us all.
Ideas man Chris Cheeseman over at M&C Saatchi got us involved in this campaign for CommBanks new Master Card. Fun days at the office. The Bulldog could really slap that paw!
My long running series ‘Signs Of The People’ caught the attention of Leo Burnett and we went to Canberra to capture a sign for GIO insurance.
My Favorite designers – GARBETT – invited me to source and find magic close ups from the natural world. With brand new macro-lens in hand we went to task fro the client Bank Of Queensland. And now we are AGDA finalist for the photography.
And while you are at it – check out GARBETTs brand new website.
I was recently asked by CD Matt Smith over at 303 LOWE to shoot a new campaign for National Arts School, encoring new students to enroll. The brief was wide open – walk around a photograph things that shows beauty and intrigue in everyday objects and scenarios. The perfect brief indeed. Below are some of the images.
Last week I was down in Tasmania for a big shoot of the all new TOYOTA Landcruiser. Coincidentely, they experienced the biggest snow fall in 70 years, in many places all the way down to sea level, the very morning we set out for our first location. It turned into one interesting week, with many cancelled locations, but new opportunities arose with and great snow-covered vistas.
Nothing like a few likes…
Had a cold, beautiful week down in Tasmania looking for way-out there places recently. Certainly found some stunning hidden gems, to the small cost of using up the insurance excess very quickly into the trip. The soft ride we rented took a caning.
On a personal note, I finally managed to get my 3rd Dan Black belt. My thanks go to Grandmaster Ridvan Manav.
I was recently asked by the good folks at The Adventure Handbook to take over the Instagram feed for a week. You should check out their website below and connect with the feed – always great stories and imagery being shared. Something for everyone who has a bent to go AWOL for a while.
Had the good fortune spending some time with ING directs new brand ambassador – Isla Fisher – over in LA recently. I can tell you she is very funny, like the whole time. You can click on the link below to see the full ad. Watch out for a special appearance of the photographer that cops a verbal.
I was lucky to have a few days checking out some secret spots down the highlands. The ole trusted Landy (in brand new camo paint) got a good workout out back and beyond.
Spending a couple of weeks in LA shooting and checking in to Paris Photo LA to see what’s going on in the world of photography. And it’s 72 and sunny.
A Billy Boxhead morning walk moment.
NYC Porn Film Festival – an inaugural event I sadly couldn’t attend. But my globetrotting fellow POOL shooter Juliet Taylor was there flying the flag, with her series ‘Créatures Of The Night’ on display. The documentary – The Hedgehog And The Foxes – co-directed with Cameron Gray, screened to a packed cinema. Ron still got all the pull power.
The brand new festival – Photo Book Melbourne – flew me down to appear on a panel, discussing the photo book. While there, I had a great time viewing some amazing shows and attending a few lectures myself. A fantastic effort by Heidi Romano and Daniel Boetker-Smith, bringing this event to life.
The Hedgehog And The Foxes – the long awaited 4th monograph finally launched last night at Lowroad gallery in Paddington, Sydney. An extravaganza designed by Cameron Gray and Hannah Nixon of the POOL collective 9 ½ inch sausages, Jack Shit on the turn tables, beer from Young Henrys and Ron himself on loop through the night showing off his best moves. Check out the work and book.Party shots kindly provided by James Ambrose.
The Kenne Family went adventure holidaying through Indochine for a month. This is some of the people we met.
On the 26th of November, my dear friend and NY agent Vernon Jolly passed away suddenly. You were a legendary Rep and the kindest person, who had worked with the best of the best for more 3 decades in NY. When I think of you I only remember laughter and generosity. I’ll miss you Vernon.
The online French magazine L’Oeil de la Photographie is currently showcasing my series FAMILJ.
Almost exactly a year ago we shot the first test for our upcoming feature film – THE LAND. Last weekend, on a cold night in the middle of bloody nowhere, myself, Greg Ferris, Steve Rodgers and Cameron Stewart wrapped shooting. My fellow producers gave me a nice book with some hints on how not to treat people in the future. Its a nice book.
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The Kenne Family has got a new addition – Billy Boxhead. Chances are there will be regular ‘#dug’ postings.
I just found myself as a finalist at the Bowness Photographic Price – Opening Night 4th Of September. Head to 860 Ferntree Gully Road in Melbourne.
Reggo stickers not needed no more. The boys.
Shot 25 odd executions for GIO recently. Will be rolled out over the next 2 years. Great working with Mark Molloy from EXIT film and the team at Leo Burnett lead by Pim Van Nunen.
Working with the Steve Waugh Foundation and Leo Burnett, I was invited to direct a video to help raise awareness for the individuals and families affected by rare diseases. A humbling experience meting this tough and inspirational kids and their families
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