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SGK Australia Emerges Victorious in “Shoot The Chef” Competition in Sydney

Posted By: SGK October 13, 2016

Led by Andy Stavert, our photography team in Sydney was awarded Finalist Status in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Today’s national Good Food Month Photography competition “Shoot The Chef”.

The winner and finalists will appear in the "Shoot The Chef" exhibition at Sydney’s Tramsheds Harold Park in October and Crown Melbourne in November.

Be sure to vote for this image in the Nikon's People's Choice Award - voting finishes at 11:59pm AEST on Monday, October 17.

Collaborating with James Viles, owner of Biota Dining in the Southern Highlands below Sydney, the team thought of different ways to visually communicate James’ food philosophy of being inspired by the ingredients of our landscape, his connection with Mother Nature and the softness it brought to James’ ideas behind food. 

The team discovered James and his team of chefs, including Head Chef Geordie Harrison, would often camp out in the local countryside or coast to get up at dawn to forage or hunt. The final shot depicted captures the raw beauty of the Belanglo Forest and was taken while the team was still retrieving equipment from the car.

“I wanted to capture the majestic beauty of the Southern Highlands and its diverse micro-climate of wild ingredients as both a source and inspiration for Geordie’s cooking,” says Stavert.

This is an incredible result for SGK and a great way to showcase the team’s capabilities and the connection to a great food culture that has developed in the studio. 

More information can be found here: Shoot the Chef, the September Clique Challenge: Winners and Finalists