Adrian Lander is a commercial photographer and film director. With over 25 years experience working on some of Australia’s best brands, Adrian has become sought after for his eye-to-detail, his beautiful lighting and composition and his can-do approach. He lives in Melbourne and works throughout Australia.
Adrian started out as a chef in London before finding photography and falling in love with the world of the visual narrative. He quickly embarked on a life of photography, starting out as an assistant to many well-known photographers from London, to LA and finally Australia.
His expansive photographic knowledge has been earned through many long hours spent in the dark room, understanding classic 8 x 10 film cameras, and mastering elaborate lighting setups. It gave him the perfect grounding to develop a broad skill set which he employs on a weekly basis to this day.
Adrian’s unusual beginnings have given him a reputation as a photographer with a unique style and diverse range of skills. His images have been part of countless successful advertising campaigns, many (30+) books and exhibitions both in Australia and overseas.
My Philosophy for the past 10 years, directing and shooting motion has formed an increasingly big part of my work. Still life studio work has served me well, giving me a really good base for my lighting on location. Creating different moods with creative lighting is the basis for my photographic style. This has resulted in a consistent symbiosis between the still images and video.
Adair Lander (Adrian’s producer… and wife) has 25 years experience in photography and motion production and has worked exclusively with Adrian for 20 years. As a director/producer team we offer full service production.
We work cohesively with a range of talented and experienced people to get the best results. We are flexible and scalable depending on job requirements and budgets.
Adrian’s awards include: Louis Roederer Artistry of Wine Award (2018), Pink Lady Food Photographer of the year –finalist (2017), Louis Roederer Artistry of Wine Award (2014) for Yeringberg shortfilm, Communication Arts Photography Annual 2010 – Award of Excellence, AWARDS 2006 – Chupa Chups and Defence Force, Cannes Lion 2006 – Gold Winner – Chupa Chups, Young Guns 2005 – Bonze Winner – Chupa Chups, Linden Gallery postcard winner 2005 – Fish Landscape, Shoot the chef Sydney Morning Herald winner 2004, Jacobs Creek Ladle 2003 / bronze, Jacobs Creek Ladle 2004 / bronze, New York Festival – Leonardi advertising (Vivacious), Mobius USA – Gold for Carlton Cold ‘love heart’, The IACP Cookbook Awards – Finalist Banc, Andre Simon Book Prize 1999 – winner Red and White by Max Allen., Glenfiddich Awards 1999 – nominated for photography and design, MADC awards 1998 – nominated for best photography, MADC awards 1999 – nominated for best photography.
Adrian’s personal work has been widely exhibited, including: Leica Gallery – Brighton series (2005), Linden Gallery – Postcard Group show (2005), Blender Gallery Canberra series (2007), IFAW Group Exhibiton (2008), Panelpop Gallery – UK Overgrown as part of the Design for Everyone Festival in Melbourne (2009), ACP Sydney – Group show Images from Adland (2011), S2 Studio – Group show for Charity Auction – Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (2011), Changing Lanes – Group show – Bring HeART to the streets (2011), Pin-Up Gallery – Material Series group show – WOOD (2014), Pin-Up Gallery – Material Series group show – GLASS (2013), The Grey Area – GLASS Doors with Elaine Miles (2015), The Grey Area – Departures Group Show (2017), Tacit Gallery – Chromotopia (2018), The Grey Area – Liminal (2019)