With more than 15 years of experience shooting for local and international brands, John McRae has gained a reputation as one of Sydney’s most accomplished photographers. John has a strong background as a Commercial Photographer, specialising in corporate photography, exhibitions and portraiture. His work is regularly reproduced in publications and magazine covers around the globe.
John's exploration of fine art photography has seen his personal projects exhibited in galleries throughout Australia, as well as internationally in the galleries of New York, Paris, Berlin and Rome. His work is regularly chosen for inclusion in some of Australia's most prestigious photographic awards, including the National Portrait Prize, Canberra, The Olive Cotton Award and Sydney Life - Art and About. John is well recognised for his portraits, including his ongoing series focused on Australian Olympic Gold Medal diver Matt Mitcham, begun when Matt was still a teenager. Some of these works, along with 14 other international artists, were exhibited in 2013 at Smith & Hall in Redfern, following a successful exhibition in Rome in 2010. John’s portrait of the late Margaret Olley was voted the 2012 People's Choice winner at the National Portrait Prize in Canberra. This piece was purchased by the Tweed River Art Gallery as part of their permanent collection and displayed at the entrance of the Margaret Olley Art Centre.
John is regularly called upon by large corporates to profile their senior leadership teams for Marketing and Annual reports. Key clients include UBS, Hansen Yuncken, Shamburg Alvisse, McGrath Real Estate and Southerby's Reality. John also has extensive experience working in editorial photography for magazines including Mindfood, Black and White magazine, and Blue. In the education sector, John has worked with the University of NSW and the NSW Department of Health, shooting promotional materials for both print and online distribution.
John also has a strong rapport in the building and construction industry, shooting architectural photography for documentation of projects for names like Hansen Yuncken, Acor, BLP Architects, Buchanon Consulting, Group GSA, Hames Sharley and North Corps Engineers. In fashion, John has worked for several International brands including Elle Merchandising where he worked for 6 years shooting bi annual advertising campaigns across all media.
John has a reputation for excellence in his field and brings life to our marketing collateral through amazing photography. He has the ability to conceptualise a theme that suits our client's products and needs, and hits the mark every time.