The Authors

George Seper

George began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970s photographing theatrical productions and portraits of actors, as well as freelance assisting with commercial photographers.

He immigrated to Australia in 1974 and set up his first studio in Sydney in 1978 after having worked for three years as a photographer’s assistant for the Creative Director of Vogue, Patrick Russell. George’s photographic work was concentrated initially on fashion and beauty, and he was a regular contributor to Vogue, Mode Magazine, Cleo and Cosmopolitan. Later he branched into shooting interiors and food before switching his focus to shooting food.

His food photography revolutionized the way food was photographed. He approached food with the eye of a fashion photographer and often worked with 35 mm cameras handheld in natural light. George pioneered the short depth of field look that has become the worldwide standard for how food is still photographed.

His food photographs have since appe­­ared in over 30 countries in publications such as Vogue Italia, Madame Figaro Paris, Gentleman’s Quarterly, Martha Stewart Living, Gourmet, Vogue Entertaining and Travel and an array of other magazines from Russia to Brazil. He has photographed several cookbooks, and his advertising clients include Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, McDonald's and Wild Turkey Bourbon to name just a few.

He currently works out of his studio in Newtown in Sydney Australia and concentrates on advertising work, image libraries and contributing to several cookbooks each year.

George is currently represented by Stock Food photo agency:

international.stockfood.com

www.georgeseper.com

Yvette Worboys

Yvette Worboys has been teaching photography in the VET sector since 2008. She currently holds the Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design using Photoshop and is an Adobe Campus Leader. This enables her to bring fresh ideas and new ways of teaching the creative process and creative expression to both her professional colleagues and students alike.

She has over 20 years of experience in both graphic design and photography with interests in the arts from an early age. Yvette has managed to create a life supported by her love for art and design, having worked within the consulting engineering and education industries both on a teaching and creative level.

Yvette’s visual art has been published and exhibited over the last 15 years both nationally and internationally. She has exhibited nationally in groups and solo shows, including the Head On photo festival and the Olive Cotton Portrait Prize.

Her photographs have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out Magazine as well as local and independent newspapers.

Yvette is also a member of Ludlites, a photographic collective using low-fi cameras and lenses to create inspiring and emotive artwork. "By experimenting with technique and refining my craft I create an emotive mood for the sitter, using the surrounding environment to create a statement about my subject”, Yvette Worboys, Artist Designer, Photographer and Educator.

You can find Yvette’s website here:

www.yvetteworboys.com

Julian Watt

"Julian has won gold, silver and bronze at many international shows and was once selected as a finalist in thirty categories at one show! The international shows include Clio, Cannes, D&AD, London internationals, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, Adfest… that's just on the work that I've had the pleasure of producing with him. He's also an awesome smart, super talented image maker who gets it. I miss working with him, it's been too long. Since I moved from Asia to the states, we haven't had the opportunity for obvious reasons, but I look forward to the day where we can collaborate again!" - Craig Smith, Creative, New York.

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Clients work with him because he’s versatile, a wizard with light, has never had to do a reshoot and always makes it look easy. He rolls with the punches and doesn’t get flustered. His productions are often large scale, but he also enjoys smaller, more flexible creative briefs.

Julian has a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience with students and has been authoring materials and teaching within the Australian VET sector for many years.

You can find Julian Watt’s website here

www.julianwatt.com

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