bazandersonphoto

People and places.

Baz started his professional photographic career upon graduating Sydney College of the Arts in 1981. He photographed people, products and lifestyle for a variety of magazines and commercial clients in the Sydney marketplace.

He then set up a photo studio in Brisbane with an old friend for one year, mostly shooting product, but Sydney called him back where he established his own studio in East Balmain.

For two years he photographed a great variety from food to fashion until in 1986 when he decided to further his photographic experience by moving to Milano Italy.

Whilst in Milano he was represented by Gracie Neri Agency and pursued the ‘International Artists’ series, of artists living and working in that city. Following a year of work the series was published by Gioia Magazine and this gave Baz leave to return to Australia.

Upon return Travel and Portrait work became his mainstay.

Travel: via shooting around Australia for the Australian Tourist Commission (the Federal Agency responsible for promoting Australia as a tourist destination).

Portraiture: via magazines like the SMH’s Good Weekend and ITA, along with Corporate clients for annual report work.

A Personal Project entitled ‘The Stockmen’ book was published by Allen and Unwin in the early 90’s, this was followed by a sponsorship deal with Prudential Insurance Pty Ltd which enabled the Stockmen Touring Photographic Exhibition.

The Exhibition comprised of 40 framed colour prints of The Stockmen Collection which opened at The Gallery of NSW along with the launching of the book, the Exhibition then toured for 2 years to Art Centres and Galleries throughout NSW and QLD.

The purchase of an old warehouse in the inner city of Sydney caused the next re-direction, a large personal project to re-develop the space into a photographic studio and a living space, always the dream of photographers.

Perhaps considered untimely considering the changes within the photographic industry ie. the advent of digital along with the ever increasing costs of running a studio . Non the less photographic work continued for the next 8 years along with the development of the warehouse, up until the Sydney Games that is.

Another re-direction came with the rental of the Sydney warehouse allowing for a sea change which was to base on the North Coast of NSW and give into the lure of SE Asia, the next destination.

Places and Faces were now the focus of Baz' attention.