Audi Driving Experience - Ladies Day

I recently had the chance to work with Audi, producing some lifestyle content at their Ladies only Drive experience. With ambassadors Steph Gilmore and Lisa Wilkinson on board, the ladies were treated to some of the latest and greatest Audi vehicles, including A, Q and performance S models; not to forget the pampering from Endota Spa in between driving experiences.

Ranging from full track lapping, timed motorkhana, understeer/oversteer correction, and High-speed ABS emergency braking tests, the cars and drivers were pushed to their limits before breaking for lunch, and the chance to hear Lisa and Steph talk about their experiences being trailblazers in what are, until recent times, male-dominated industries.

My favourite part of the day? Listening to the echo of the 5cyl turbocharged RS3 all day. A noise you definitely couldn’t get sick of.

Tissot Suite, Brownlow 2018

On a sunny afternoon in September (Thanks Melbourne), I popped down to Crown Towers to cover the Tissot Suite with TLA Worldwide. Walking into the hotel foyer filled with footy fans trying to get a glimpse of their favourite AFL stars, I pushed my trolley through to the elevators before Dustin Martin almost knocked his ankle on my light stands. I could already see the headlines, ‘Stray photog takes out AFL star’. Thankfully he missed, and I carried on to the suite.
Working alongside the TLA video team, we shot Brownlow favourite, Tom Mitchell getting ready, before a few other gents popped in to share an $11,000 bottle of Sullivan’s Cove Whiskey.
My job was to capture subtle branding, as well as provide premium content to suit the premium brands involved. I originally edited all files in colour, however, I decided to offer the client an additional album in black and white, to go hand in hand with the video content.

My introduction to E-Sports

E-Sports is relatively new to most people and is quite often overlooked. But my first ESP event, the League of Legends OPL Finals, showed me that it was nothing to be overlooked.

Shooting on behalf of Andy Green and the games creator, Riot Games, I ventured down to Rod Laver Arena to see what all the fuss was about. Greeted by a display of huge LED screens and gamers that were treated like celebrities, a sense of anxiety and excitement filled the room as The Chiefs took on the undefeated, Dire Wolves.

Whilst I didn’t fully understand the game itself, the one thing I took away from the day was the immense passion that these players and fans have. I see a lot of it in my line of work, be it automotive, music or sports, and the emotion shown at the OPL finals showed me that E-Sports is going to be a very loved and popular sport in years to come.

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