CREATINGWith over 73 years experience producing (yes, we added it up to look impressive), we’ve learnt a thing or two about pulling together crazy feats to make a shoot happen. We have in-house producers that will make your shoot a) a breeze, and b) the smoothest, most successful shoot you’ve ever been on. If you’re lucky, we’ll feed you pretty well too.
CAPTURINGThis is where we really shine. Or… should we say shoot? We represent some of Australia’s foremost photographers (and an amazing DOP/Director too!), covering a bunch of different specialities. What they don’t know about ISO and f-stops isn’t worth knowing. Our state of the art studio space ensures we have all at hand for your shoot (especially what lies in our well stocked equipment room), plus a darn good cup of coffee.
CRAFTINGOnce the shutter has shut and the shots are all shot, we don’t stop. Our in-house retouchers are some of the best in the biz. They can put a techno-invisible suit of armour on a footballer. Or put your entire shoot underwater. If that’s a bit too extreme, they can also colour correct and finesse your images to your desired feel.
THE TEAMWe’ve got a kick-ass team that know how to do their jobs really, really well. See below.
Also known as “The Fiery Spaniard” or “Jose from the Hip”, Carlos Alcaide is 100% all go. Always. We’re not sure he ever sleeps! With over 20 years experience in the business, Carlos has shot with world-famous celebrities from the likes of Priscilla Presley to local hero Billy Slater. He doesn’t like talking about it, but we have heard he’s won a bunch of awards.
Richard Dion Wilson
Richard Dion Wilson has a technical degree in Photography from Queensland College of Art and has been working in Photoshop since version #1 (and that’s not CS1, kids!). When he’s not retouching, or working in the land of CGI, he’s busy honing his skills in areas such as 3D Illustration, Design, Pre-Press, Audio Engineering – all of which has become part of his exhaustive digital arsenal. A creative retoucher with a broad visual knowledge, Richie can basically do anything. Yep, believe it.
Nicky Finlay, a wealth of industry knowledge and a little attitude, this lady is our ‘go-to’ woman for anything and everything. Originally from Adelaide, and having resided in London and Hong Kong, she’s worked at several multinationals including Clemenger, Publicis Mojo, Leo Burnett, McCann, and Sapient Nitro, before she ended up in our little corner of the world twenty years later. She knows everyone. It’s a little dangerous.
Hailing from the quaint town of Napier NZ, where she often ate fush and chups on the ‘dick’ the wonderful Hollie Willis has a can do attitude always delivered with a smile. Firstly she clawed her way up the production ranks at Grey ultimately producing TV and radio for their Melb and Syd offices. Then she decided to see a bit of the world with her hubby, before heading back to Melbourne where she was welcomed with open arms at the gates of Hell. You won’t meet a sweeter more dedicated producer… just don’t mention meeting Hailie!
Patricia Campbell (AKA Patty Cakes) joins us straight from JWT. This gal has mastered the world of Production, but she ain’t no one trick pony. Patty has also been a fabulous ‘suit’, handling several global accounts at once - which puts her in great stead for her role in Hell. Of course not to forget her degree in Human Biology and Biomedical Science, which is no mean feat in our eyes! So when she’s not juggling the many challenges thrown at her on a day to day basis in Hell’s production department - you’ll find her pounding the pavement on a 10k run or perfecting a new yoga pose.
As our newest and youngest Hell Raiser, Alexis Liersch joined the team in early 2019. She looks after all things Studio with a gracious manner second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for this young lady. Whether it’s assisting on a shoot, painting the cyc, or making you a latte (did we mention she’s also fluent in French? Oui oui!), Lexi is here to help make your shoot a pleasurable and seamless experience.
Tom Franks once was a Geotechnical Engineer who decided to switch it up and make the rather unusual transition into photography. He shoots quirky advertising orientated portraiture, lifestyle, and environmental portraits, and trust us – his engineering background makes everything he does so incredibly logically planned out he has been caught making miniature shoots with kitchen utensils before he’s out in the field. He’s also got a funny accent.
If it doesn't breathe its fair game for our food, beverage & still life photographer. With bold use of colour, highly polished lighting techniques & obsessive attention to detail, Ryan's ability to create lasting, iconic images that catch your eye is always assured.
Born in the bubbling crater of the Rino Parahi volcano in picturesque Takapuna, NZ, Ryan Gill (AKA Gilly) traversed the globe (moved to London) and found himself calling Melbourne home some 10 years ago. With a background originally in design he has now turned his attention to the world of Fashion Photography! If it glimmers, shines and sparkles, Gilly is your man (and that’s just what he wears on set!).
Straight out of RMIT’s VE Photo Imaging course and into the clutches of Hell, Gabrielle Hughes has hit the ground running in her retouching career. No scratch or rogue piece of fluff will ever get past the all seeing eye of this one – her work sometimes makes us forget she’s only 25 (we don’t like being reminded). Just don’t bring up that you’ve never seen a Star Wars movie and you’ll get along with her just fine!
Jason Riddell is pretty well versed in all aspects of digital retouching, including 3D modelling, illustration and animation, and he’s been doing it since 1989. Ages. He thinks he pushes the envelope one pixel at a time, but by our calculations it would take forever to push the envelope anywhere across a screen or photoshop canvas. But – it means his attention to detail is pretty spot on, and he does a stellar job as a result.
A very well mannered country boy hailing from Ballarat, who has recently graduated from the Design Art school LCI Melbourne. Will Hodge originally did an internship with us in 2017… and just never left! He is constantly enhancing his skills in programs such as Cinema 4D and Photoshop and has produced some extraordinary work in the high-tech realms of retouching and CGI. When in Hell you’ll find him glued to his computer screens or trying his hand at table tennis. Keep practising Will!
Marcus Cropp is a freelance Cinematographer and Camera Operator working primarily from Brunswick, Melbourne, though he also can work as a local in Hobart. A large amount of his work is in advertising & music videos though he does the odd documentary, and recently completed shooting feature documentary "Green Light"