Mitchell Communications Group is the highest billing media agency group in Australia. And they know how to celebrate it!

For the second year running I had been invited to shoot their Christmas party. Last year's Luna Park event was followed up this year by a masquerade ball held at Doltone House in the Sydney media hub of Pyrmont.

No expense had been spared in transforming the venue into a seductive, red and black, operatic extravaganza with velvet curtains, chandeliers and candelabras. Amazing aerial performers added to the theatre.

The guests completed the theme as they made their red carpet entrance with faces concealed by a variety of mysterious masks.

Throughout the evening my photos were regularly uploaded and displayed on two giant screens for the guests to enjoy. This was the first time I'd had my photos displayed live at an event, but the immediate positive feedback assured me that my fast workflow had all gone to plan.