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
Check out http://the–photography–diary.tumblr.com for a recent Q&A I did with Louise Stafford from the Photography Diary.
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.
Check out http://www.henrycorbett.com/henry-corbett-co-community-ben-cole/ where I have a chat with the amazing collective store Henry Corbett & Co . Definitely worth checking out if you are ever in Woollahra Sydney, Henry Corbett & Co is a collection of Architecture, Interior, Lifestyle and Culture pieces including my Liquid Flower framed print.
A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with Stylist Min Park to bring together our first Food Styling and Photography workshop.
What a day! So much energy with a class full of fantastic people ready to learn. A couple of behind the scenes pics from the day and an image from Hanna (one of the students) Great job everyone looking forward to the next One!
Inspiration can be found anywhere and as a photographer light always amazes me. I wanted to share the stunning fall of colours I witnessed yesterday morning as the sun rose over the sea. The amazing change that took place started before the sun broke the horizon line creating a dark blue graduation . As the sun came closer to breaking the day soft hues played in the sky. Stunning is the only work I can use!