Photography

Photographs from some of our projects here in Australia and around the World.

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Shoot for Chrissie’s Cuts

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Sydney Body Art Ride 2007

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Filming in Beijing, China for a music documentary

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Zhou Nairen of Birdstriking on stage at Yugong Yishan, Beijing.
Zhou Nairen of Birdstriking on stage at Yugong Yishan, Beijing.
Rotorua Mud Bath Spa New Zealand
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Ommayed Mosque Damascus, Syria

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Filming a documentary on being young and female in Nepal
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Dealing with cancer, Newtown NSW

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The Goobarragandra River, Tumut NSW
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Documenting the life stories of refugees for Living Library
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Fundraiser for the victims of Agent Orange
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Tattoo Artist Shanghai, China

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Sydney’s Underground Cabaret Scene
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The Italian Forum, Leichhardt, NSW
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Share House Life, Newtown, NSW

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Burlesque, Marrickville, NSW
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Filming “The Deep Sea Scene” at the Australian Museum
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Gypsies of India, Rajasthan

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Filming in the desert for “Under the Sun”

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MerJa Media founders Merryn and Jake filming a band at Leichhardt Town Hall.
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Backstage at the Vanguard, Newtown, NSW

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Dragon Dreaming Festival, MerJa Media filming the Beowulf Project’s Performance

 

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Austin, Marrickville, NSW

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Roller Derby, Newcastle, NSW
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MerJa Media provided the official photographer for March in March

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Filming Bicycle Life with Niki Gudex

IMG_8598798 Art District Beijing, once a complex of military factories it now houses a diverse collective of Artists.

Young Beijing woman visiting 798 Art District. Chinese people are usually very keen to have their picture taken. At times they would spontaneously form an orderly queue and I would find myself trapped photographing an endless succession of happy Chinese faces.
Young Beijing woman visiting 798 Art District. Chinese people are usually very keen to have their picture taken. At times they would spontaneously form an orderly queue and I would find myself trapped photographing an endless succession of happy Chinese faces.
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Xmas in Australia, South Coast, NSW

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People taking a break from the heat and smoke outside Mao Live House, Beijing.
People taking a break from the heat and smoke outside Mao Live House, Beijing.
Singaporean band SA perform at Mao Live House, Beijing.
Singaporean band SA perform at Mao Live House, Beijing.

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Hairdressers decor in an old barber shop in the Hutong district.
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Assisting Jonathan Sequeira, filming “Descent into the Maelstrom” A documentary on Radio Birdman.

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Father and son enjoy a ride in People's Park, Ürümqi.
Father and son enjoy a ride in People’s Park, Ürümqi.

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Platform guard, Beijing subway
Platform guard, Beijing subway
Tower cranes dominate the skyline of nearly every Chinese city.
Tower cranes dominate the skyline of nearly every Chinese city.
The 44 storey Headquarters of CCTV, known to locals as the "Big Pants" building
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The owner of a workers cafe counts his takings after lunch. Everyone was very pleased and surprised to see me. I was the only customer not wearing the blue overall uniform of Jiuquan Steel. I was served delicious Gansu stretched noodles with beef.
The owner of a workers cafe counts his takings after lunch. Everyone was very pleased and surprised to see me. I was the only customer not wearing the blue overall uniform of Jiuquan Steel. I was served delicious Gansu stretched noodles with beef.

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Old Hui Muslim men at a Mosque in Xian. The gentleman turning his back was embarrassed about his bad teeth.
Old Hui Muslim men at a Mosque in Xian. The gentleman turning his back was embarrassed about his bad teeth.

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An old farmer in Zhangye, Western China.
An old farmer in Zhangye, Western China.

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The last Noodle House, Chinese tourists, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, Western China
The last Noodle House, Chinese tourists, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, Western China

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No safety rails, I was concerned this gentleman was going to back right over the edge, it was quite a drop.
No safety rails, I was concerned this gentleman was going to back right over the edge, it was quite a drop.

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Chinese tourists are surprisingly hardy, it's impressive to see these elderly Grandmas climb the endless stairs at various historical attractions across China.
Chinese tourists are surprisingly hardy, it’s impressive to see these elderly Grandmas climb the endless stairs at various historical attractions across China.

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Filming “An Occupied Country” in outback Queensland. A documentary on CSG Mining.

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Leaving Xining, heading further West along the old Silk Road.
Leaving Xining, heading further West along the old Silk Road.
A school yard surround by apartment towers. Security at schools has been tightened after a number of attacks. This school had armed guards and crash resistant barriers. Xining, Qinghai province, Western China
A school yard surround by apartment towers. Security at schools has been tightened after a number of attacks. This school had armed guards and crash resistant barriers. Xining, Qinghai province, Western China
Ghost Street (Gui Jie) is a popular eating area crowded with middle class people, street vendors and an array of hotpot restaurants.
Ghost Street (Gui Jie) is a popular eating area crowded with middle class people, street vendors and an array of hotpot restaurants.
Hui Muslims wash before prayers. Dongguan Mosque, Xining, Qinghai province, Western China
Hui Muslims wash before prayers. Dongguan Mosque, Xining, Qinghai province, Western China
Thomas Hyland, a young Melbourne film maker, Director of photography on our Documentary
Thomas Hyland, a young Melbourne film maker, Director of photography on our Documentary “Which Way is China”
The handsomest yak herder in all of China. Tara Guest House, Xiahe.
The handsomest yak herder in all of China. Tara Guest House, Xiahe.
Zhu Wenbo practices his saxophone in a lonely pedestrian underpass beneath the eight lane airport expressway. He told me the acoustics were perfect there.
Zhu Wenbo practices his saxophone in a lonely pedestrian underpass beneath the eight lane airport expressway. He told me the acoustics were perfect there.
Monks at Labrang Monastery
Monks at Labrang Monastery

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Lonely Dancer, Darlinghurst, NSW
A young girl copies a dancer on a video billboard in a park on the banks of the Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, North West China
A young girl copies a dancer on a video billboard in a park on the banks of the Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, North West China
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Backstage at Powderfinger’s final performance for the documentary “Powderfinger, The Final Odyssey”
Chinese Opera performers on the banks of the Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, North West China
Chinese Opera performers on the banks of the Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, North West China

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Young woman skates outside the Inner Mongolia Museum, another example of massive infrastructure designed to promote unity in regional areas.
Young woman skates outside the Inner Mongolia Museum, another example of massive infrastructure designed to promote unity in regional areas.

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PLA guard and security barriers outside Mao's Mausoleum.
PLA guard and security barriers outside Mao’s Mausoleum.
Red flags at Tiananmen Square.
Red flags at Tiananmen Square.

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Stuart Grant being forced to pose with the Terracotta Warrior cutouts.
Stuart Grant being forced to pose with the Terracotta Warrior cutouts.

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Audience watches Primitive Calculators performance at School Live Bar, Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng district, Beijing.
Audience watches Primitive Calculators performance at School Live Bar, Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng district, Beijing.

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Bridal wear models at the Temple of Heaven
Bridal wear models at the Temple of Heaven

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Letters - 195

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Letters - 172

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The Abbey

The Abbey

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Chapel fireplace

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UTS Student, Central Station

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Denise at Pretty Sally 1988

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Zhu Wenbo and Zhao Cong in their Beijing apartment.
Zhu Wenbo and Zhao Cong in their Beijing apartment.

 

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