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!
With Spring in full swing and colour starting to come back into the day it inspired me to share some brightly coloured produce images I created over the last 12 months. The images were for various social media campaigns and were simple at home recipes to show some exciting ways to use in season produce.
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
Early this year I had this fun image to create for Beyond Skin Beauty!
The image was created to showcase the new bronzer and illuminator range… And as you can imagine it got a bit messy.
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
Check out http://the–photography–diary.tumblr.com for a recent Q&A I did with Louise Stafford from the Photography Diary.
For the second year I have teamed up with the talented food stylist and recipe developer Kai Ellmann to produce two Christmas recipe cards for our friends and clients. With the Aussie Christmas being all about Summer, Sun and BBQ’s we have made 2 perfect dishes for the occasion.
Hope you get the chance to try over the festive season and have a fantastic Christmas and NY!
½ bunch of thyme
½ bunch of parsley
½ bunch of oregano
All finely chopped
1 lemon, zest and juice
200ml extra virgin olive oil
place everything into a bowl and stir
Grilled peach and goats cheese salad
1 small head of radicchio or treviso lettuce
½ bunch of watercress
4 halved peaches, grilled
4 tbsp toasted hazelnuts
200g ash goats cheese, broken into chunks
small drizzle aged balsamic
large drizzle extra virgin olive oil
season with sea salt flakes
and freshly ground pepper
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.