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Ship Song Project

PHOTOGRAPHER – Simon Harsent
AGENCY – The Monkeys
CLIENT – The Sydney Opera House
STYLIST – Janai Anselmi

The centre image of this campaign came from a personal series that Janai worked on with Simon Harsent titled ‘Into The Abyss’. Simon exhibited these as part of the Blow Up exhibition in the domain. (


When approached by The Monkey’s creative agency to create a campaign for the Sydney Opera House he suggested using one of these shots, combined with a waterline and Sydney Opera House skyline.


The Ship Song project was a Nick Cave song that was re-recorded by over 100 artists and released on iTunes with an accompanying music video and 30 minute documentary narrated by Guy Pearce. It was a huge success winning 4 pencils at AWARD including a bronze for photography.