photography

ceremony - contemplation - reflection

emma byrnes, tea and sympathy, melbourne photographer
emma byrnes, tea and sympathy, melbourne photographer
emma byrnes, tea and sympathy, melbourne photographer
Refining the imagery for Melbourne-based brand  Tea and Sympathy.  Photographs by  Emma Byrnes

Refining the imagery for Melbourne-based brand Tea and Sympathy. Photographs by Emma Byrnes

It was a couple of years ago that Anna of Sweet Polka and I worked together on the branding/imagery for Melbourne-based brand Tea and Sympathy. 
After recently refining the T & S marketing strategy Anna requested from me a new series of images for the brand that needed to evoke the following - Ceremony. Contemplation. Reflection.
Our mutual friends - James aka SuperMelody and Pauline aka Popcraft - had the perfect home setting to evoke this message. A lifetime of collecting and curating heirlooms plus an intrinsic sense of colour and style meant that props and setting were more-or-less taken care of. And James and Pauline have huge bursts of teal green in their home and this so happens to be the flagship colour for T & S. So it was a no-brainer - combine a workday alongside a much-loved collaborator for a wonderful local brand and a visit with dear friends - bliss!

miniature mayhem

Author  Judith Rossell ‘s intricate, self-made and realistic miniature share house comes complete with all of the detritus of a real share-house. Photograph by  Emma Byrnes

Author Judith Rossell‘s intricate, self-made and realistic miniature share house comes complete with all of the detritus of a real share-house. Photograph by Emma Byrnes

I had the pleasure of meeting the talented and very fun bestselling children's author Judith Rossell. When she is not writing top-of-the-pops children's fiction she makes miniature houses from gleaned materials. The detail is fabulous and includes stacks of unwashed dishes, garbage bags ties up ready to be taken to the bin, community radio stickers on the fridge and half dead potplants. So good!!!
I took the photo to accompany an  article written by Peter Barrett (my husband) on the six most common share house dwellers and how to handle them - see article here.