John McRae is a Sydney-based photographer with a strong international reputation. With more than fifteen years experience shooting for global labels such as Elle Magazine, Byford International and Jean-Luc Amsler Designs, John has an established background as a Commercial Photographer, specialising in Fashion,Portraiture and Corporate photography.
John’s background in fine art gives him a unique grasp of how to maintain a high aesthetic standard and a faultless sense of composition within any assignment. His ability to conceptualise a theme that suits the client’s products and needs is paramount to the success of his imagery. His work is regularly reproduced on the covers of magazines around the globe.
John’s exploration of fine art photography has seen his personal projects being exhibited in galleries throughout the nation, as well as internationally in the galleries of New York, Paris, Berlin and Rome. He is represented in Rome by the eminent photographic gallery, Il Ponte Contemporanea. His work is regularly chosen for inclusion in some of Australia’s most prestigious photographic awards, including the National Portrait Prize, Canberra, The Olive Cotton Award and Sydney Life – Art and About. In 2012, John was a selected finalist in the Moran Contemporary Portrait Prize, a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, a finalist in the coveted Blake Prize and his work, Portrait of Margaret Olley in her Paddington Studio was voted the People’s Choice winner in the 2012 National Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. This work was later purchased by the Tweed Regional Art Gallery as part of the permanent collection of the Margaret Olley Art Centre. In 2013, he was selected as a finalist in the “Head On” Portrait Prize at the NSW State Library and was judged the winner of the popular”2013 Shoot The Chef” competition, organised by Fairfax Media as part of the Good Food Month.
John works from his Sydney studio, based in Lilyfield. He invites all photographic enquiries and is happy to discuss your photographic needs. Feel free to contact him, below.
Mobile: 0419 619 161
Studio: 483 Balmain Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040
Elle Merchandising (Hong Kong)
Byford International (Hong Kong)
Jean Luc Amsler Design (Paris)
Hames Sharley Architects
Shamburg & Alvisse
Keep Australia Beautiful NSW
Sydney Opera House
AUS VEG Australia
Village Beauty Lounge (NYC)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
The Hayes Theatre