Miro Films Director, Michel Lawrence, is also a highly experienced photographer.
Michel Lawrence has a long track record of portrait photography and has staged a number of large scale exhibitions of his work both here and overseas. His photos are often produced in tandem with video projects to be used either in the production itself or as support materials in print or online.
He has produced stills photography for clients as diverse as the Ford Motor Company to The Herald Sun newspaper, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, Sussan, Blockbuster, music and theatre producers and various Victorian and Federal Government Departments.
He has also had two of his photographic books published which have sold out and are now out of print.
Michel Lawrence is currently working on another major social project with more than 100 portraits of Australians nominated as National Living Treasures, which he hopes to complete by the end of this year (2016).
For a more comprehensive view of the Michel Lawrence photography story go to: www.michellawrence.com
An example of a dual Film and Stills campaign for the Victorian Government where the production required individual and group images of the actors to ensure a seamless look across all media. All photos by Michel Lawrence.
Photography can be commissioned either as a stand-alone service for stills images, usually involving portraits or as a fully integrated offering for the production of videos and films.
Michel Lawrence is able to shoot both forms and with the latest Canon 5D cameras, on the one platform. But in the end, it all comes down to the cameraman’s eye and how he or she frames images and equally, how the images themselves are lit. But most importantly, it’s how the photographer connects with the subject.
- Michel Lawrence is a highly experienced stills photographer with a long list of credits.
- Michel’s published work has been carried in a mixture of newspapers, magazines and books.
- He has also had two photographic books published, Framed and All of Us.
The published work has equally been included in monographs and advertising materials as newspaper and magazine ads and includes numerous high profile people. His work has been included in more than 30 monographs and books on eminent Australian artists.
He is currently in production with Producer Melinda Williams to document the 100 Australian National Living Treasures project with a planned exhibition, documentary and book planned for launch in 12-18months.
The National Living Treasures – A Work-in-Progress
Above. Portraits of Australian science communicator and populariser Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM, the author David Malouf and the Epidemiologist Dr Fiona Stanley AC for the National Living Treasures project, currently in production. Photos of Dr Karl, David Malouf and Fiona Stanley by Michel Lawrence, November 2015.
Michel has also produced two large format photographic books:
- Framed-Portraits of Australian Artists by Michel Lawrence was published by Hardie Grant in 1998
- All of Us was published by Scribe in 2008 and is also now out of print
Michel’s work has also been reproduced in major metropolitan newspapers and magazines such as The Australian,The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald Sun, Good Weekend and Harpers Bazaar.