- architecture and interiors
- residential properties, property developments & investments
- commercial and office spaces
- restaurants, bars and cafes
- hotels and resorts
I am enthusiastic about photographing buildings (of all shapes and sizes) and great design gets me excited. I work with my clients in the construction, commercial and corporate industries. I am just at home flying my drone over a luxury home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches as I am in a high rise office in Sydney’s CBD capturing office interiors. 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 and metals in Australian architecture. Currently there is some very creative architects in Australia producing buildings along with their engineers on a national stage and I love to be there to make all the hard work they’ve put in stand out.
My qualifications as a photographer are a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong, majoring in photography, painting and drawing. I then studied a Masters in Art Conservation at the University of Melbourne which was a fascinating field of study.
My experience in the visual arts sector has a strong impact on how I approach photography. I focus on the importance of natural light, tone and colour. This can definitely be attributed to the hundreds of hours mixing paints on a palette with guidance from Dutch painter 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; after all, photography is painting with light. 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 available natural light that the architects spent countless hours deciding the best way to light the scene. I love to use warm afternoon light to create deep shadows, and to shoot at sunset and the blue hour, when colours and light will add more impact.
Favourite clients and publications:
- Australian Geographic
- Destination NSW
- Destination New Zealand
- Transport NSW
- Vivid Sydney
- Klause Bricks
- Cachet Group
- Komplete Construction
- The Sydney Morning Herald
- Australian LGBTI Awards
- Winya Indigenous Furniture
- TopSmith Copper and Zinc Cladding
- GML Heritage
Discuss your photography project with me…
If you’re interested in sharing your space, designs or architecture with the world, I would love to hear more about your project and how I can help you.
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