About Me Page
I’m a Sydney photographer, who grew up in Bowral, passionate about photographing the built environment, architectural design, commercial spaces, as well as residential interiors and exteriors. I love to focus on the big picture, but I also have an eye for the small details I know my clients have put countless hours of design into.
My professional photography qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong
- Masters in Art Conservation at the University of Melbourne
- Architectural interiors photography course with the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)
I provide these genre of photography to my clieants in and around Greater Sydney:
- Residential architecture
- Commercial architecture
- Sydney Real Estate Photography
- Property development
- Landscape architecture
- Office and retail spaces
- Restaurants, bars and cafes
- Hotels and resorts
- Retail and hospitality
- Shops, warehouses and showrooms
- Construction sites
I am enthusiastic about photographing buildings (of all shapes and sizes) and great design gets me excited. I work with my clients in the housing, commercial, retail and education environments to achieve the best images possible. I am just as comfortable shooting a luxury developments on Sydney’s Northern Beaches as I am in a high rise office in Sydney’s CBD. Whilst all these jobs fascinate me I find myself most in love with incredible architecture and the use of mixed materials such as woods, concrete, stone and metals in Australian and Sydney architecture. Currently there are some very creative architects in Sydney and feel privileged to photograph their designs.
My experience in the visual arts sector has had a strong impact on how I approach my photography. Going through a university degree in Visual Arts meant I was exposed to art and artists on a daily basis. In my photo making I focus on the importance of natural ambient light, tone and colour and am always evolving my craft. My style can definitely be attributed to the hundreds of hours mixing paints on a palette with guidance from my Dutch painting teacher Jelle Van Den Berg, along with the countless hours in the photography dark room under the watchful eye of photographer Jacky Redgate. My youth spent in the dark room (in the dark ages before digital photography… as I am now 40 years old) informs the intuitive nature of my image making today.
My approach to creating photographs for my clients is to showcase a scene in its best light. As with other photographers, I like to spend time getting to know a space and the way light will pass through and interact with it. In my images, I focus on natural ambient light whenever possible, only using artificial light to highlight the architects intentions. I love to use warm afternoon light to create deep shadows, and to shoot at sunset and twilight, when light and colours will add the most impact.
Favourite clients and publications:
- Koichi Takada Architects
- TTW- Taylor Thomson Whitting Structural Engineers
- Krause Bricks
- MakMax Australia
- Lifestyle Louvres
- Di Jones
- Ray White
- Winya Indigenous Furniture
- Komplete Construction
- TopSmith Copper and Zinc Cladding
- Cachet Group
- Australian Geographic
- Australian LGBTI Awards
- Destination NSW
- Destination New Zealand
- Transport NSW
- Vivid Sydney
- The Sydney Morning Herald
- GML Heritage
Placed Top 10 for Architecture in “Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers” 2020
Discuss your photography project with me…
If you’re interested in sharing your project with the world, I would love to hear more about it and work together to create some stunning images.
Follow me on Social Media!
If you want to follow my architectural/commercial instagram account you can do so here:
instagram.com/zemephotography/ which is where I share my recent professional images or projects I am working on.
I also have a personal instagram dedicated to landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes or anything photographic that interests me and you can follow that here: instagram.com/lukezeme/
I occasionally post some more to Linkedin linkedin.com/in/luke-zeme