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Do Lectures Australia 2015

March 31, 2015 – 2:56 pm

Just 6 months after attending Do Lectures USA and less than a year since my first Do Lectures Australia, I think it’s safe to say that I’m totally hooked on what a fellow Do’er simply referred to as “TEDx, but bush”.   A 7 hour drive from Melbourne, Do Lectures Australia once again took place in the beautiful Victorian high country in Glen Valley at Payne’s Hut.  It’s a land without phone reception or internet access, and a sky with seemingly more stars than negative space.  I couldn’t have been happier being back in the thick it all to photograph for another 6 days of incredible people, great conversation and a good community.  This is what I saw.

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14 from 14 | My year in Photographs

December 19, 2014 – 5:48 pm

This year brought a number of exiting new experiences, both professionally and personally. I walked 100km, photographed under the stars of the Californian desert and surpassed my record for the most number of shoots in a year! It felt so fast though, and I’m still struggling to understand how I managed to pack it all into a year.  Here is my top 14 from 2014 in photographs:

Graze – There were a few new additions to my playful food photography series, including some hot potatoes.
Potatoes - Graze Series - Mark Lobo Photography

Foliolio – I created a photographic service for designers who want their work photographed well.
Portfolio Photography - Foliolio - Pennant

Shotkit – I was asked to photograph and talk about some of the gear I use, organised neatly, so I put together a little timelapse video of the process:

360 – Melbourne Hip Hop artist 360, was the subject of an “Ink not Mink” campaign which I photographed for PETA.
360 - Hip Hop Artist - Peta Campaign

Do Lectures Australia and USA – I photographed Do Lectures Australia and also made my way to Do Lectures USA where I met some great minds.  I came back inspired and ready to make some big changes.
Do Lectures Australia 2014

Oxfam Trailwalker – A painful and exhausting experience, but a truly rewarding and memorable one was training with a group of friends to walk 100km in 34 hours, to raise money for Oxfam Australia, and we did it! Registrations for Trailwalker 2015 is closing soon, get in quick!
Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne - 2014

Scott Spark – Scott Spark released his new album, muscle memory, which I had photographed the album artwork and promotional photography for. I had taken some playful photographs on a Nishika 3D lenticular film camera during our shoot, which I scanned and turned into this gif:
Scott Spark |3D gif | Mark Lobo

Peter Berner – I worked with Australian comedian and TV personality Peter Berner, on some new promotional imagery and finally got to use the yellow backdrop that I had been wanting to use for months!
Peter Berner - Mark Lobo Photography 2014

Phoot Camp Selfie – I photographed the most ambitions selfie I’ve ever attempted as my application to get into Phoot Camp 2014.
Mark Lobo - Self Portrait - Phoot Camp

…And I got in! I photographed this night portrait of William Wilkinson, late at night in the desert at Phoot Camp.
William Wilkinson - Phoot Camp - Joshua tree

PDN Cover – One of the most incredible things that came out of the Phoot Camp experience was this collaboration with Nate Bolt, who flew his drone across the desert as we captured it’s light painting.  We ended up getting the cover of the January 2015 issue of PDN!
PDN Magazine - Mark Lobo |Nate Bolt - January 21Issue

Travel things – I tacked on a few extra things to my US trip, which included attending Do Lectures USA, a Creative Mornings summit in New York, catching up with colleagues, friends and family and going to Sleep No More (if you’re ever in NYC, it’s a MUST). This is a summary of the experience in one photo:
Travel Things 2014

Squam Lake – Between events, I spent a day out at Squam Lake, New Hampshire.  Exactly what I needed to see me off on the last leg of my journey to New York. I also put a photo essay up on Exposure, which you can see here.
Squam Lake Story - Mark Lobo Photography

Handy Series – Although still in it’s early days, what started out as a series on gang signs, soon turned into a series on creatives and the work they do with their hands. I’ve got a bunch of people lined up to take part in this project so stay tuned for an update!
Handy Series - Mark Lobo Photography

And for a special bonus 15th, I wanted to share my favourite gif with a bunch of new friends from different Creative Mornings chapters, getting down and attempting to moonwalk at the Summit After party (photo by smilebooth):

Creative Mornings Summit Smile Booth

Have a great holiday season everyone and all the best for 2015!!!

 

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Do Lectures Australia 2014

April 30, 2014 – 10:38 pm

7 hours from Melbourne in Victoria’s remote North East is where you’ll find Payne’s Hut, a beautiful getaway for city dwellers and tourists all year round.  Over the long weekend, Payne’s Hut hosted Australia’s first ever Do Lectures, a one of a kind gathering of like minded individuals, ranging from passionate change makers to social entrepreneurs. With just 70 attendees and 20 speakers spending 3 days together, camping and attending talks and workshops, it’s well described as “a microcosmic community that eat, sing, meet, learn but most importantly, get inspired.”  I couldn’t help but draw parallels between Do Lecturers and the “Edgeware” community I was involved with in Brisbane, who even held a conference called “DO Well”.  I was fortunate enough to be a part of the DO community and be inspired by some brilliant minds.  This is what I saw:

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

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Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

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Tim Ross - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Carly Heaton - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

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Amandine Thomas - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Pete Williams - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Pete Williams - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Gareth Young - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Hamish Curry - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Amandine Thomas - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Will Dayble - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Tess and Graham Payne - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Graham Payne - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Hamish Curry - Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

Do Lectures Australia - Mark Lobo Photography

And of course, you can’t have a Do Lectures without using every last bit of energy sending everyone off with full body waves:

13 from 13

December 13, 2013 – 3:23 pm

Wow. I’m amazed at how fast this year has gone by.  I moved to the beautiful, vibrant and creative city of Melbourne, made new friends, watched a billion comedy shows and worked with some incredible new clients.  Here is my annual wrap up of my top 13 from 2013.

Michael Doneman - Melbourne Photo Shoot

Michael Doneman – One of my favourite portraits of the year was of Michael, a friend and former business coach.

Bay Of Fires Tasmania - Mark Lobo

Bay of Fires – I worked on some editorial photography for a story on “Walks of Australia” One of the most beautiful walks we did was the Bay of Fires, in Tasmania.  It was stunning.

Food Photography - Bananas - Mark Lobo

Banana shoot – My new business cards will have “Fruit Balancing Expert” written on them.  I worked on a few playful food photography images for a personal project.

Chrissie Swan Book - Mark Lobo

Chrissie Swan – I worked with the beautiful Chrissie Swan for some imagery to promote her new book.  I also worked with her on a different shoot, but more on that in the new year! 🙂

Von Vintage Typewriter Print - Mark Lobo

A New Von Vintage Print – A few old negatives were unboxed, scanned and I finally released another print for my film photography project, Von Vintage.

Magdalena Wosinska - SemiPermanent - Mark Lobo

Semi Permanent Melbourne Semi Permanent in Melbourne had me on my feet for two crazy big days, photographing the event and also shooting video. I saw some great speakers and came away totally inspired. This is a portrait of fellow photographer and speaker, Magdalena Wosinska.

Jaron Lanier - Dumbo Feather - Mark Lobo Photography

Dumbo Feather – I finally got to work with Dumbo Feather on this shoot with Jaron Lanier in Sydney.

Dare Cold Pressed Iced Coffee | Mark Lobo Photography

Dare Iced coffee – On a caffeine high, I photographed some product and lifestyle shots of Dare Iced Coffee’s new cold pressed coffee range at St. Ali in South Melbourne.

Dicko Watercooler - Mark Lobo

Dicko – I had the honour of photographing Dicko, in creating a set of imagery to be used for Watercooler Talent and Media, a company which he co-founded.

Mark Lobo - Instagram - Melbourne

iPhone Photography Awards – In the cold of winter, I received a few honourable mentions for some of my Instagram photos submitted into the iPhone Photography Awards.  This was taken during a Melbourne heatwave, and had me wishing all year for that warm weather to come back around again. Still waiting, Melbourne!

Steve Earl - Otway Harvest - Mark Lobo

Otway Harvest – Travelling with a group of international journalists, I worked on capturing the food culture of Melbourne and surrounds.  The highlight was shooting at Otway Harvest, the beautiful ocean side truffle farm of chef, Steve Earl.  I’ll put together photo essay of this trip once the story is published in the new year!

Dumbo Feather - White House - Mark Lobo

The White House – I photographed a few businesses at their amazing shared work space known as “The White House” for Est Magazine, home to extraordinary ethical businesses like Small GiantsDumbo Feather and Tom Organic.  It was such a beautiful space to shoot in, I want to live there.

Awkward Famil Portrait Melbourne - Mark Lobo

Awkward Melbourne Family Portraits – And finally, something silly for the silly season – On a beautiful Spring day, a group of friends reenacted a few of our favourite poses from Awkward Family Photos.

Stay safe and have a great holiday season everyone! I’m looking forward to an even better 2014!

Excited Tourist and a Koala - Mark Lobo

 

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Field Trip Melbourne

August 13, 2013 – 3:30 pm

Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Earlier in the year I photographed Field Trip Melbourne, a creative conference primarily for artists, illustrators and designers, brought to fruition as a collaboration between Australian Infront and The Jacky Winter Group.  What I loved about it was the strong focus on practical demonstrations, rather than just slideshows and presentations that you usually get at most creative conferences.  It was one of those days that left me totally inspired and had me constantly distracted by what the speakers were actually creating on stage.  We heard from the ever inspiring Jacky Winter artists: Ben Sanders, Eamon Donnelly, Luke Lucas, Madeleine StamerMimi Leung and Oslo Davis. With the next Field Trip event coming up at the end of the month in Sydney, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite photographs from Melbourne.

Field Trippers got some nice goodies from the sponsors. I love my Mail Chimp shirt. It’s so soft.
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

A long time inspiration of mine, Eamon Donnelly was one of the speakers. I shot this candid portrait of him during an interview with Saxall. It’s probably my favourite from the day:Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Eamon Donnelly’s work:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Eamon Donnelly on stage:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Luke Lucas on stage:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Field Trip goodies bag, illustrated by Oslo Davis:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Field trippers enjoying their new paraphernalia:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

One of the Field Trip crew.  A bit of a happy, accidental alignment, I’m sorry:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Oslo Davis, making magic on stage.
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

Ben Sanders, live on stage:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

I met Jeffrey Phillips, at the after party at Strange Wolf.  He had drawn a bunch of people he came across that day, including one of the speakers, Madeleine Stamer:
Mark Lobo | Field Trip Melbourne

If you’re in Sydney, you can check out the line up and get tickets to the next event on 30th August, here!

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