For the 3rd year I have had works selected as a nominee in the International Color Awards, which showcases some of the best works from over 75 countries annually. This year in the 10th Annual I had three images selected in the nominee category with two taking winnings medals achieving honorable mentions in the food category! ecstatic with this result and congrats to all the other nominees and winners!
Perfect time to bring on the warm drinks !
Working with the talented team at Vibe Creative we created the new packaging for the Aldi Alcafe range.
Included in the range are coffee’s a chai latte and hot chocolates. Perfect for this time of year as Sydneys winter is in full swing brrrr. Below is my fave the Dark Cappuccino YUM!!!
Agency: Vibe Creative // Creative direction by Lisa Hastings // Photography by Ben Cole Photography
I recently had the pleasure of working with a very passionate family on the launch of their new coffee range Malgudi Days.
As a coffee lover I was fascinated and learned a lot over this shoot. Malgudi Days is crafted for a South Indian filter coffee and is sourced from the finest specialty grade indian coffee growers and includes chicory also from the highest quality. It is carefully roasted locally in Sydney in small batches to ensure quality.
The pouring technique is made from arms length height which creates aeration and bubbles which is one of the elements we tried to capture within the images.
Check out https://www.malgudidays.com.au
I had the pleasure of working on a few projects for the launch of the new Powerade ION4!
One of my favourites includes a piece you may have seen on many a bus shelter recently. As well as the bottle and background images we mixed flash with hand held long exposures to give light burst inspiration for the final piece. My kind of fun!!!
Project – Powerade ION4
Photography – Ben Cole @ Ben Cole Photography
Production and Retouching – Paul Baron @ One20
Art Direction – Phill Harkness @ Ogilvy
Account Service – Amelia Deakin @ Ogilvy
You may have seen the recent launch of Barista Bros.
I was lucky enough to be able to shoot the product images for these on an Ogilvy Sydney project.
Post production was completed by the talented guys at Mix Inc.
Capture’s biggest issue of the year The Annual is a review of the year that was, showcasing the best of Australian, New Zealand and International work.
Opening my copy this week I was blown away to see that my piece “1/2 experience” had been selected into the best self promotion pieces for the year thanks Capture! Congrats to all the photographers who made it in and a big thanks to amazing stylist Carlu Seaver of Lizard Management for making my vision come to life.
I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Josh Rossi from Full Time Photographer.
Josh wanted my view of the photography industry and my thoughts on working with big brands in a saturated market. Its great to be featured along some of the industries best from Josh’s other interviews.
If you want to have a listen the link is below:
Behind the scenes on a recent Cascade Key Visual photo shoot.
We created the photography on this project to work with the waterfall backdrop. To make this look as real as possible we shot the master bottles, water reflections and splashes. Waterproofing of the camera was required, but any shoot that involves a kiddy pool has got to be fun!