He embraced Olley after he was awarded the prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Quilty said he first met the elderly artist when she was a guest judge for the 2002 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, which he won. "It's quite moving to be here today," he said, adding that Olley had been a "very maternal figure to me, but most of all a friend".
A whole host of Aussie celebs including Kate Ritchie, Nikki Phillips, Rachael Finch and Jessica Mauboy walked the red carpet before the event, billed as a co-headline show between the two rap heavyweights. I photographed the arrivals for a news and media agency before cloaking my equipment to enjoy the show and the after party.
The nominees for the TV Week Logie Awards were unveiled at a pre-Logies party at Quay restaurant, Sydney and hosted by the gorgeous Shelley Craft and my favourite Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan.
An unconventional wedding for an unconventional couple. Wiz (Elizabeth) and Ross's wedding is all about pink ribbons, polka dots, and Cardillacs. So much eye candy and a wedding photographer's fantasy!
Summer seems to be the season for events be it weddings, parties or anything really. As such I'm finding it harder to constantly update this website for more recent examples of my work.
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Wheat beers are traditionally renowned for being heavy in flavour. Pure Blonde White Lager is brewed longer to reduce the carbs and deliver a beer that is easy drinking yet still big on flavour (in my opion, unlike the water-down Pure Blonde original version) and the beer was free-flowing last night like one would imagine it would in Brewtopia.
Sia Furler Best Pop Release - 'We Are Born', originally uploaded by captured by jOsephine Ki.
Taking place in Sydney's Botanic Gardens, and featuring performances from the cream of this year's nominees, the winners of 16 ARIA "Genre" Award categories were gradually revealed throughout concert series. The awards celebrate the artists currently standing at the top of their specialist genres.
Pop dynamo Sia Furler, was awarded Best Pop Release for her album 'We Are Born.' I got these shots of her chilling with Scott Dooley at the media tent the day after her performance, she was there to support Angus and Julia Stone
Images commissioned for the Sound Alliance Media Group. More photographs from the week can be found here.
I've always been a big fan of his work so I was most excited to be sent on this assignment to photograph the event. LaChapelle is famed for his extravagant, unforgettable portraits of Eminem, David Beckham, Uma Thurman, Mohamed Ali, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Leonardo diCaprio, Kurt Cobain and Keith Richards, to name a few.
Inspired by the Nokia N8, the ImagiN8 Studio is a dramatic, grand, purpose-built set designed by LaChapelle. Its shell features open doors, windows and peepholes that reveal quintessential Australian backdrops. Inside the set is an explosion of colour, a tapestry of fantastical creatures, birds and flowers painted by masterful airbrush artist Erni Vales. All these elements coalesce to form the setting for the portraits.
Speaking about his involvement in the Nokia N8 shoot in Australia LaChapelle said, “Everyone has a cell phone these days and it’s cool that the Nokia N8 has a great lens and the clarity of the pictures are excellent."
Arriving at the hotel, we were greeted with one of the most relaxed brides ever and why shouldn't she be? Everything exquisite detail from the bridesmaid's dresses to the purses and bouquets had been perfectly planned in anticipation for Stefanie & Ian's special day - and "it's a beautiful day":
More photos from the shoot are at shared on my Flickr.
Client: Biennale of Sydney
Cockatoo Prison takes as its starting point the complex history of prisons, penal colonies and in particular, Cockatoo Island, to present an excoriating analysis of the many ways in which crime is regarded and power is dispensed within contemporary society.
So Frenchy So Chic, those fine purveyors of the best new music from France, are proud to present an unforgettable double bill on our shores with the hip new indie voice of chanson, Berry, plus Australia’s favourite troubadours of 80s reinvention, Nouvelle Vague.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is the world’s premier gay and lesbian cultural festival.
In its 31st year, The Festival spanned two weeks in 2010, from the 19th February – 6th March. "History of the World" is the theme for Mardi Gras 2010 as Sydney extends a welcome to the world to be part of the city's most colourful and vibrant celebration of diversity.
I was most honoured to be covering the parade and party as media reporter for the Sound Alliance in the third consecutive year. More at http://www.flickr.com/photos/triggersnapped/sets/72157623401480679/
Commisioned by the boys from Aussie indie rock band The Glass Ceiling to shoot some promo shots for their new EP. I was pretty stoked seeing as their last photos were taken by rock photographer veteran Tony Mott.
Thanks to The Bald Face Stag Hotel who provided our first shoot location. The ones from the warehouse were shot in a abandoned factory in Alexandria - location is a secret but definitely a top spot amongst those in the know.
Here are some of my favourite images from the day... how do you think they compare with Tony Mott's?
Make Up: Hannah Wolff
Assistant: Eugene Chok
Here's a shot from above. Shot on the flight back from Hong Kong to Australia on Malaysia Air. Botany Bay, Sydney looking pretty amazing from such a height...
Thomas and Sarah met by chance whilst backpacking in Thailand. Soon after, Thomas returned to Denmark and Sarah, to Sydney. But love was in the air and so began the start of a relationship that crossed continents. It was such a pleasure to photograph this intimate wedding at Tumbling Retreat, Stanwell Tops NSW.
Client Testimonial “Sincere thanks. Josephine, it is you who has given us the gift to be able to reflect on our special day, time and time again. Thank you for your reliability, professionalism and creativity. You are a gem" Thomas and Sarah Due
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Just wanted to shared some photos taken in Valencia, Spain. This was probably one of my favourite city in Spain although I must admit I only visited Barcelona, Valencia and Murcia so there wasn't a lot of places to compare. The charm factor mixed with the underground nightlife in Valencia certainly (in my opinion) beat Barcelona by a mile.
The "City of the Arts and the Sciences" (below) is a entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. The futuristic mindblowing Oceanografic was designed by Spanish architect Felix Candela and reminded me somewhat of the Opera House back home. The entire complex, designed to celebrate the arrival of the 21 st century, looks as though it might have been beamed down to earth from space.
As it was dusk when we visited and the golden moment for photo opportunity - I did not heisitate to spend close to an hour photographing the delightful complex.
Client testimonial for Parnell Living Science laboratory launch, attended by the Hon Simon Crean (MP) Australian Minister for Trade “Josephine, thank you for being so easy and flexible to deal with. Our new facility launch was an important event for us at Parnell and you captured it really well. I was even more impressed when you managed to get some urgent photos over to us, in time for the media and client presentations. We will definitely be in contact again when we have our next event.” Erika Vikor, Executive Assistant - Parnell Living Science.
One of the world's fastest growing sports, roller derby is making a comeback, after fading from popularity in the 1970s. Women's roller derby leagues are popping up all around the world with clubs in Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, England and the United States where the sport was founded.
I was commissioned to photograph the Sydney Roller Derby League along with media from Channel 9 and the Sydney Morning Herald in June, 2009.
Media and Communication officer from the SRDL, Lisa Tolcher on behalf of the team remarks that "Josephine Ki's clean and crisp compositions are captivating. She has a an eye for action and a talent to make social environments look inviting. She's a star from the Sydney Roller Derby League"
I'm available for bookings to cover private and large scale sporting events and ceremonies. Contact me on 0413 338 093 for a quote.
I recently decided to add to my skills with workshops offered by the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington, this country's longest running contemporary art institution. It was refreshing and enriching experience spending 5 weeks with others in the same profession and passion that I share.
At the end of the course, this photograph entitled All Walks was selected for showing at the prestigious exhibition space on Oxford Street, Sydney.
Josephine was appointed to photograph the Australian HR Summit at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre in April 2009. The Summut is an annual tradeshow for the HR Industry and Josephine was commisioned to shoot for RedBalloon Corporate Team and the CEO of RedBalloon, Naomi Simson who regularly entertains as a professional speaker inspiring HR managers on employer branding, engagement and reward and recognition. She is also a finalist for the 2008 Telstra Business Women's Awards, the 2008 Australian HR Awards, the BRW Most Admired Business Owner Award in 2008 and B&T Marketing Employer of Choice by B&T in 2007. Present to host at the Summit is Olympic gold medalist Kieran Perkins who was spotted appearing as smart in a suit as he did in the pool.
Infusion Networking Event , originally uploaded by captured by jOsephine Ki.
Client testimonial for a corporate networking event:
"Josephine Ki is a unique and creative photographer who is fit for any event, occasion, function or special moment. Be it for fun or business. I had the pleasure of having her cover my business networking function and am very pleased with the pictures she took. Thank you Josephine for your professionalism and creativity."
Sandra Lie, Founder/Director Infusion Networking Group
Josephine Ki is a regular contributor for the Sound Alliance - the premier independent online entertainment publisher in Australia for web communities such as inthemix.com.au, FasterLouder, and Same Same. Twelve photographers from around the country were selected for *Snap* - a touring exhibition showcasing the most exciting image makers from Same Same as part of the Melbourne Midsumma Festival 2009 events and Sydney Mardi Gras 2009. Josephine is honoured to be selected after only being involved as a contributor since October 2008.
Josephine Ki is a regular contributor for the Sound Alliance - the premier independent online entertainment publisher in Australia for web communities such as inthemix.com.au, FasterLouder, and Same Same.
Twelve photographers from around the country were selected for *Snap* - a touring exhibition showcasing the most exciting image makers from Same Same as part of the Melbourne Midsumma Festival 2009 events and Sydney Mardi Gras 2009.
Josephine is honoured to be selected after only being involved as a contributor since October 2008.