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John Laurie

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John Laurie is a photographer/director with a diverse portfolio who has worked around the world with a wide range of subjects and clients, from food to people and everything in between. He strives to capture the authentic and the everyday, seeking to honour and glorify the ordinary, often-overlooked moments.

John craves those seconds that happen in-between; the unwitting smile, the half-eaten dessert. His work is characterised by his ability to create a strong sense of place and environment: he wants to put you there, at that point in time. In his directing in particular, John crafts a feeling of occasion between people and the enjoyment of food. He works quickly, responsively, and collaboratively with a relaxed, easy-going, yet professional approach.

John has carved out a niche working with food, beverages, and lifestyle photography, though he is in no way constrained to those subjects: one look at his portfolio makes clear his ability to work far more broadly, finding the essence of locations from Cambodia to Hamburg. John’s natural instinct for story offers a strong ability to capture bodies of work with a strong narrative. His keen eye for the intriguing and respect for the everyday moment sets him apart, and sees people returning to him time and again.

John has been a finalist in the Art Gallery of NSW’s Photographic Portraiture Prize and the Adventure Handbook Photo Prize. In 2016 John was shortlisted for the Head On Portraiture Prize, and was a semi finalist in the 2020 landscape category. His first solo photography exhibition was at JCP Studios in Melbourne, where he showed The Light of the Day in 2016. He was winner of the Monster Children Canon Travel Photo Prize in 2018.

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NAB / Clemenger BBDO

Commercial Photographer John Laurie for Nab

NAB / Clemenger BBDO

Kids Photographer John Laurie for Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory / TBWA Sydney

Evo Hair

Studio Brave

Commercial Photographer John Laurie for Nab

NAB / Clemenger BBDO

Milan

St Mawes

NAB / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

NAB / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

NAB / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

NAB / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

NAB / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

American Express / Ogilvy Sydney

American Express / Ogilvy Sydney

American Express / Ogilvy Sydney

American Express / Ogilvy Sydney

Project Metro photographed by John Laurie for Amex

American Express

American Express / Ogilvy Sydney

American Express / Ogilvy Sydney

Great Northern Brewing Co / Clemenger BBDO

Great Northern Brewing Co / Clemenger BBDO

Great Northern Brewing Co / Clemenger BBDO

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

Toyota / BWM Isobar Melbourne

Toyota / BWM Isobar Melbourne

Toyota / BWM Isobar Melbourne

Toyota / BWM Isobar Melbourne

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica

Orica

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica

Where the Buffalo Roam photographed by John Laurie for Google AI

Google AI

Where the Buffalo Roam photographed by John Laurie for Google AI

Google AI

Where the Buffalo Roam photographed by John Laurie for Google AI

Google AI

Special K photographed by John Laurie

Special K / JWT Sydney

Special K photographed by John Laurie

Special K / JWT Sydney

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia

Quantum Theory photographed by John Laurie

Quantum Theory / TBWA Sydney

Quantum Theory / TBWA Sydney

Quantum Theory photographed by John Laurie

Quantum Theory / TBWA Sydney

Quantum Theory photographed by John Laurie

Quantum Theory / TBWA Sydney

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Studio Brave

Studio Brave

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Studio Brave

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Studio Brave

Evo / Mash Design

Evo / Mash Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Evo Hair Design

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

German Food Truck

Favourites photographed by John Laurie for Gary Mehigan

Gary Mehigan

Favourites photographed by John Laurie for Gary Mehigan

Gary Mehigan

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Plum Publishing

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Plum Publishing

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Bulla / Publicis

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Bulla / Publicis

Penguin Books

Penguin Books

Penguin Books

Penguin Books

The Monkeys

Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

Mash Design

Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

Mash Design

Murdoch Books

Murdoch Books

Murdoch Books

Murdoch Books

Murdoch Books

Casacarboni photographed by John Laurie

Casa Carboni

Burma photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Burma photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Gourmet Traveller

Visit Victoria photographed by John Laurie

Visit Victoria / Saatchi & Saatchi

Asia Express

Asia Express

Asia Express

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Plum Macmillon Publishing

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Plum Macmillon Publishing

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Plum Macmillon Publishing

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Menulog / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Menulog / Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Mcdonald's / DDB Sydney

Mcdonald's / DDB Sydney

Mcdonald's / DDB Sydney

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi / Never Now Design

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi / Never Now Design

Capi / Never Now Design

Capi / Never Now Design

Capi / Never Now Design

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi / Never Now Design

Hartsyard

Lion Nathan photographed by John Laurie

Lion Nathan / AJF Partnerships

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co / Clemenger BBDO

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co / Clemenger BBDO

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co / Clemenger BBDO

Hartsyard

Hartsyard

Hartsyard

Hartsyard

Hartsyard

Hartsyard

Song Saa photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Australian Gourmet Traveller

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys / BMF

Tooheys photographed John Laurie

Tooheys / BMF

Hamburg photographed by John Laurie for Jamie Oliver Magazine

Hamburg / Jamie Oliver Magazine

Brown Brothers

Rosemount photographed by John Laurie

Rosemount / Mash Design

Barringwood photographed by John Laurie

Barringwood / Mash Design

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Grenade

Pepper Jack photographed by John Laurie

Pepper Jack / Mash Design

Penfolds photographed by John Laurie for Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines / Swear Words

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines / Swear Words

Penfolds photographed by John Laurie for Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn / Swear Words

Byron Bay photographed by John Laurie for Monocle

Monocle

Byron Bay photographed by John Laurie for Monocle

Monocle

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Grenade

Rush / The Monkeys

Rush photographed by John Laurie

Rush / The Monkeys

Gourmet Traveller

Realm photographed by John Laurie for Canyon

Canyon

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Grenade

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Grenade

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

McDonald

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Origin Energy photographed by John Laudie

Origin Energy / Clemenger BBDO

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Origin Energy photographed by John Laudie

Origin Energy / Clemenger BBDO

Origin Energy photographed by John Laudie

Origin Energy / Clemenger BBDO

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Treasury Wines

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys / BMF

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys / BMF

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn / Swear Words

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn / Swear Words

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines / Swear Words

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn / Swear Words

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Holiday Design

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Monocle Magazine

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji

Wye River photographed by John Laurie

Wye River photographed by John Laurie

Khajuraho photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gormet Traveller

Australian Gormet Traveller

Raja Ampat photographed by John Laurie

Turkmenistan photographed by John Laurie

Turkmenistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan photographed by John Laurie

Bukhara, Uzbekistan photographed by John Laurie

Turkmenistan photographed by John Laurie

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan photographed by John Laurie

Turkmenistan

The Light of Day by John Laurie

The Light of Day by John Laurie

Dubai photographed by John Laurie

Japan photographed by John Laurie

Japan photographed by John Laurie

Japan photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia

Maldives photographed by John Laurie

Maldives

Bandharvgarh photographed by John Laurie

Mexico photographed by John Laurie

Panna, India

Panna, India

Crystal Cruise photographed by John Laurie

Crystal Cruise

Raja Ampat photographed by John Laurie

Mount Rinjani photographed by John Laurie for Lonely Planet Magazine

Lonely Planet Magazine

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys Cookbook

Google Nest

Google Nest

AJF Partnership

Personal

Personal

St Pauls Market

St Pauls Market

The Pass

Australia Post

American Express

AJF Partnership

Plum Publishing

AJF Partnership

AJF Partnership

McDonald's / DDB Sydney

McCafe / DDB Sydney

NAB / Clemenger BBDO

Connecting Hats photographed by John Laurie for Good Food

Good Food / WiTH Collective

The Power of & by John Laurie for Green & Blacks

Green & Blacks

The Wetlands

The Wetlands

The Wetlands

The Wetlands

Amateur Rocket Club

Amateur Rocket Club

Amateur Rocket Club

Amateur Rocket Club

English Summer

English Summer

English Summer

English Summer

Kimgara Park

Kimgara Park

Kimgara Park

Kimgara Park

When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done



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The Wetlands

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