Choosing an Australian photographer to shoot the international campaign for Gravis footwear is an honour, but not unusual for Scotty Needham as he has been working with Gravis and their parent company Burton for several years. Scott has been instrumental in helping capture the credibility of the New York, urban streety lifestyle that Gravis encapsulates. This campaign was shot on location in Byron Bay, and featured uber-cool professional surfer/actor/environmentalist Dave Rastovich.
One of the most recognisable and highly awarded campaigns in Australia, David’s images perfectly evoked the European sensibility that Tourism Victoria was aiming for to portray. Shot in the signature laneways, trams and at the famed restaurants of our favourite southern city, David’s black and white photography has a timeless quality.
The combination of Michelle Noerianto’s gorgeous chocolate recipes and William Meppem’s stunning photography have seduced Olive magazine (the most prestigious foodie publication in the UK) to use their story on the cover of their upcoming October issue. My recent trip to the UK was when I was first able to present the BBC publishers with the moorish story, and Olive has now become just another of the international magazines keen to use our talented duo.