Qantas Lions

PHOTOGRAPHER – Andreas Smetana
AGENCY – Droga 5
CLIENT – Qantas
STYLIST – Janai Anselmi

We were approached just before Christmas last year with a curly one, four hours, four wallabies and a circus tent required in early January. A little research uncovered The Famous Spiegeltent would be at the Sydney Festival on the right day.


In a world Spiegel first (as far as we know), we lined the priceless antique parquetry floor with live turf à la rugby field/big top. A lion cage was model made, circus props sourced and a pyrotechnic employed. Raw legs of meat had to be tested for structural integrity.