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The Calendar again. What a great project to work on. This year Goppion (client) and Fabio Fedrigo (creative director) suggested a photographic approach. Portraits of coffee drinkers. Great – a challenge! The first idea was to ask friends to take a phone self portrait with their favorite coffee cup, but while I had some enthusiastic responses the results were too varied. So I pulled out my (not so) trusty Canon and made a few calls to friends and friends of friends. Lucky for me there is a high proportion of really interesting people (modestly) willing to be photographed within a stones throw of my studio. Artists, travellers, students, curators, blacksmiths, kitchen gardeners… The past 3 weeks have seen a lot of pastries, a lot of coffee and a LOT of photo processing (the less fun part). The calendar only appears in Europe but I plan to produce a limited edition box set of all the best shots for participants and helpers via clever Sydney company ‘Origami.

As the calendar hasn’t been released yet I’d better hold off on publishing any of the images…so for now here’s what my friends were drinking…

Next job like this I buy myself a new camera!


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The first and probably only time the studio will be tidy!

Alex Miles Pty Ltd has a new home. After 10 years in Sydney the studio has returned to its roots in Hobart, Tasmania.

From Jan 2012 the studio will be trading from 49 Mortimer Ave, Mount Stuart 7000.

The move to Tasmania has been many years in discussion and now is a reality. Personally it brings us closer to family, gives the kids a back yard and bush-walks on the weekend and keeps us healthy (in theory!). Professionally it gives me more space, time and opportunity to grow the business and explore the backlog of ideas that have been brewing.

I’ll certainly miss my little studio in Bondi – there were good times had and wonderful people met.  The up-side is that I’m only a click of the mouse away and I’m looking forward to ongoing collaborations with all my clients and suppliers from Sydney and further afield in 2012.

Its exciting to be back in Tas.