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Australian Chamber Orchestra


PHOTOGRAPHER – Chris Ireland
DESIGNER – Chris Doyle
CLIENT – Australian Chamber Orchestra
MAGIC POWDER - Jo Ayling


This colourful portrait of violinist, conductor and composer Richard Tognetti was shot by Chris Ireland for The Australian Chamber Orchestra, of which Richard is also Artistic Director. Designer Chris Doyle's concept was brought to life by Jo and buckets of Holi Powder.

 

Jo spent hours throwing and clapping different colour combinations of holi powder across the studio to create this effect. A lot of retouching was required. A studio repaint was doable but Richard had to be shot separately so there was no chance of us damaging his very valuable violin.

 

Richard played whilst Chris shot his portrait and people literally gathered outside the studio to hear him. This is one seriously talented man, a joy to listen to (while scrubbing pink, green, blue, purple, yellow, red, orange powder stains off of the floor and walls!)