While I'm primarily a wedding photographer I've shot a lot of corporate events and sometimes can't resist adding another to my collection, especially if the words "media" and "agency" are involved! You may recall last year I shot the Chrismas Masquerade Ball for Mitchell Communications.
This week I had the pleasure of shooting the launch party to commemorate the opening of the swank new offices for media agency Mediabrands.
The stylish architect designed offices in Sydney's trendy Surry Hills had been decked out with amazing lighting and LED screens. Bar theatrics were supplied by cocktail freestyle flair champion Leeroy Petersen while the Backhanderz and DJ Havana Brown kept the dancefloor going all night! A special treat came in the form of Australia's Got Talent winners Justice Crew who broke out their trademark hip-hop dancing skills!
Guests included Mediabrands staff and some of their media sales partners including an appearance by Lachlan Murdoch, pictured below with Mediabrands Executive Chairman Henry Tajer.
As I still work in the media industry for one of their competitors I had the usual faux-suspicious looks from some of the guests who recognised me and a few "what are you doing here?" comments. In response I obviously said that inbetween shots I was sneaking around the desks photographing media plans and downloading confidential info onto my USB stick!
They thought I was joking... ; )