Fun in the Sun for Tourism Queensland

We were delighted to be approached to create new library images for Tourism Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing. Spanning over 2 months our shoot took us to some absolutely stunning South East Queensland locations from Moreton Island, Lamington National Park and the Scenic Rim, to downtown Brisbane.

Our production crew worked hard coordinating the 49 talent, 36 location permits and 21 reschedules due to weather delays. With a 100 shot brief this project demanded our commitment to a smooth production process, particularly when coordinating locations with stakeholders in the tourism industry. Here are 14 of our favourites:

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Vignettes of Australian Life for AMP

AMP has launched the brand campaign we recently shot for them. Featuring scenes of Australian life, the campaign was shot over a week at a number of locations along the country’s beautiful east coast. Our imagery focused on capturing authentic, genuine lifestyle moments.

A favorite part of the shoot for me was donning a shark repellent band and swimming out off Boulders Beach, Lennox Head in the pitch black to shoot our surfers at sunrise…..yikes!

We’ve already spied some billboards in some of the capital cities, and look forward to seeing more as the campaign rolls out.

 

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City of Gold Coast

I recently worked with Jono Drapes and Simon Buutveld at Junior in creating some images for the City of Gold Coast to launch the Gold Coast Full Stop campaign.

We set out to make scenes that typify life in the city, from the hinterland to the ocean. It was personally special for me to be involved as I call the Coast home and have been able to watch it grow and develop into a great place to live.

You can read what B&T had to say about this campaign here

Thanks to the City Council and all the talent, as well as everyone at Junior plus the team of Michelle, Natasha, Kat, Nicole and Josh who helped pull this project together. Retouching was by the amazing Justin Overell

 

 

Old Man MMA Selected for Feature on Behance Network

Woke up to the news this morning that my personal project Old Man MMA had been selected by the Behance Network to be featured on it’s “Photography Served” page.

Curator Oscar Ramos Orozco in his email said: “Hello Kenny, Congratulations! Your project was just featured on the front page of photographyserved.com which showcases the best projects on the Behance Network. Our editorial team features only a small number of projects every day. With many thousands to choose from, we look for work that promotes new thinking in its industry.”

Thanks for the encrouagement Behance! High Fives!

APA Finalist Nod for Portrait of James Courtney

Happy to find that my portrait of James Courtney got the finalist nod in the 2011 Automotive Photography Awards. This is in addition to the finalist spot it got in the 2011 Brisbane Advertising & Design awards. It’s officially a multi acclaimed shot!

The judges comments are in the first few pages, while the shot itself is featured in the annual pages as well.

Cheers

 

A conversation with an art director – Blogterview on Humperdink

I’ve been lucky enough to work with award winning art-director Kieryn Humphreys a couple of times now, on shoots in both Sydney and Brisbane, and she recently asked me a couple questions for her blog Humperdink. You can check out our conversation here

You should also check out her acclaimed work for Posh Pizza, fantastic concept and result!

Feature on Design Montage

Happy to be interviewed by creative industry magazine Design Montage. While people wanting to know more about me is a pretty new thing and probably not something I’ll ever get used to, I’m stoked to be along side a lot of people I’ve looked up to in the industry for a long time.

Read the full interview here

Hello 2012, We’re Back

Today we launched the new re-branded KSP website and updated commercial portfolio, along with stationery and social media identities. Straight out of the gate I gotta thank: Andrew Suggit for the new branding, Cyberdo for the site, and my (new inhouse) producer Bel for helping me curate and shape my portfolio towards getting more work (more on that in a bit).
While I had always been happy with my initial site and branding, it was time to invest a bit in something a bit more fresh and directed at the bigger ballpark that I intend to play in.
Now, before dropping a big investment (read around 8k) on a new digital shopfront and signage, it was important to make sure that my portfolio was pointed in the direction I wanted to go professionally. Over a couple weeks and emails back and forth, we cut/rehashed/revisted a lot of shoots that I have done and came up with what you see here. Around the same time I met Suzanne Murray from Artisan, who is in the business of curating portfolios, and she invited me to bring my book into their office and they would have a go at curating it. While I’ll post excerpts from that meeting at a later date, suffice it to say it was a really healthy exercise and I’d recommend any creative to undertake something along those lines.

Without further ado….welcome to the all new Kenny Smith Photography site