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Luke Shadbolt

Photographer / Designer

About Luke Shadbolt

Luke Shadbolt is an Australian-born photographer and artist, known for his sculptural and abstract images of the ocean and natural world. Shadbolt grew up with a passion for surfing, which led him to develop an appreciation for the power and beauty of the ocean. After completing a degree in graphic design, Shadbolt began working as an art director and later a commercial photographer, shooting projects for major brands such as Qantas, Audi, and Samsung. His personal work seeks to convey the sublime in nature, from the everyday to the extreme. He explores the duality and balance found in the patterns and cycles that occur between elemental spheres. Shadbolt's work has been widely exhibited and published, including in National Geographic, The New York Times, and Vogue Australia. His first book, “Maelstrom" was published in 2020 and features a collection of his ocean photography. In addition to his photography, Shadbolt is also an advocate for ocean conservation and has partnered with organizations such as take3forthesea, Surfrider and Parley.tv to help raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the ocean, and the importance of protecting it for future generations.

Jess Brohier

Photographer & Creative Director

About Jess Brohier:

Jess Brohier is a South-Asian-Australian fashion, still-life and editorial photographer based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. She is also the creative director of visual production house and creative community space, Alt-House. Jess' work centres on exploring themes of psyche, surrealism and dream state, in conjunction with re-defining and re-interpreting western concepts of beauty through a BIPOC lens. Analogue is her medium of choice, and informs her colour palette and use of light. Jess' work has been published in i-D, VICE, Schon! Magazine, Contributor Magazine, Teeth Magazine, IGNANT, It's Nice That and SICKY Magazine. Her client list includes NIKE, Adidas, New Balance, JD Sports, Bonds, Frank Body, Volley, Cotton On, Mecca, and Sportsgirl to name a few.

Andrew Rovenko


About Andrew Rovenko:

Ukraine born and raised, Andrew Rovenko has been calling Australia home for over 18 years. Having practised his skills as a freelance magazine photographer, Andrew always preferred the freedom of not having to work towards a commercial brief. This eventually led to doing just personal projects, primarily on film, where the joy of craftsmanship can be experienced the most.Andrew has been named 2021 Australian Photographer of the Year by the Australian Photography Magazine and his work received international recognition with a number of awards and publications including Vogue and Rolling Stone Magazine and has been exhibited in Australia, Italy and New York.

Sina Domke

Fine Art Photographer

About Sina Domke:

Sina Domke started with photography about 10 years ago. Her focus is on fine art and conceptual photography. In her images she deals mainly with personal themes, such as the importance of relationships, personal development or the processing of memories. Each of her images represents its own little story.In recent years, Sina has collaborated with different brands, such as Huawei, Sony or Adobe and regularly publishes tutorials for an Adobe Photoshop.“

Lucy Helena

Content Creator & Photographer

About Lucy Helena:

Lucy Helena is a New York City-based Photographer and Editor. Her training comes from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. With a BFA in Photography, she has been working professionally since she graduated early in 2015. After working as a Social Media Manager for the Tribeca Film Festival and College Fashionista she became a full-time freelance photographer and editor in New York City for 3 years — specializing in portraits, lifestyle and creating social media content. Her clients include Urban Outfitters, NBCUniversal's BravoTV, NYU, Lily Pulitzer, influencers and more. Lucy then worked as the Executive Social Media Manager and Photographer at Elite World Group and directly reported to Julia Haart from Netflix's My Unorthodox Life until February 2022.Lucy is currently a freelance photographer, video editor, and content creator based out of Brooklyn, New York.

Ben Meisner

Founder, Ribbet

About Ben Meisner

Ben Meisner is an Australian entrepreneur who started out creating programs as a kid and began working full time as a software engineer after finishing high school in 1995. His entrepreneurial experience truly started when he launched LabsCorp in 2005, an affiliate marketing business which generated 100,000s of leads to many leading US and European businesses. His interest shifted from maximising profits, to generating true value in the world through creating products online. Foto Friend was his first leap into this new paradigm - an online photo editing and processing site, which later led to the creation of Ribbet in 2012. Today Ribbet is a leading online photo editing site, with more than 2 million registered users and apps across all major devices. In 2022, he launched a podcast that explores the future of various industries, called Into the Future of...