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John Laurie

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John Laurie is a photographer with a diverse portfolio who has worked around the world with a wide range of subjects and clients, from food to people and everything in between. He is a photographer who strives to capture the authentic and the everyday, seeking to honour and glorify the ordinary, often-overlooked moments.

John craves those seconds that happen in-between; the unwitting smile, the half-eaten dessert. His work is characterised by his ability to create a strong sense of place and environment: he wants to put you there, at that point in time. He works quickly, responsively, and collaboratively with a relaxed, easy-going, yet professional approach.

Over the past few years John has moved into directing, specializing in food - he creates a strong sense of occasion betwen people and the enjoyment of food.

John has carved out a niche working with food, beverages, and lifestyle photography, though he is in no way constrained to those subjects: one look at his portfolio makes clear his ability to work far more broadly, finding the essence of locations from Cambodia to Hamburg. John’s natural instinct for story offers a strong ability to capture bodies of work with a strong narrative. His keen eye for the intriguing and respect for the everyday moment sets him apart, and sees people returning to him time and again.

John has been a finalist in the Art Gallery of NSW’s Photographic Portraiture Prize and the Adventure Handbook Photo Prize. In 2016 John was shortlisted for the Head On Portraiture Prize, and was a semi finalist in the 2020 landscape category. His first solo photography exhibition was at JCP Studios in Melbourne, where he showed The Light of the Day in 2016. He was winner of the Monster Children Canon Travel Photo Prize in 2018.

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Grass Fed Beef

Grass Fed Beef

Grass Fed Beef

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Unfakeable

Zoi photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Zoi

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Ricardo Momeso's Cookbook

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces

Favourites photographed by John Laurie for Gary Mehigan

Favourites

McDonald

McDonald

McDonald

McDonald

McDonald

McDonald

McDonald

Spicy Nuggets photographed by John Laurie for McDonald

Spicy Nuggets

Hartsyard photographed by John Laurie

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Mcmillian Publishing

Karen Martini

Favourites photographed by John Laurie for Gary Mehigan

Favourites

Casacarboni photographed by John Laurie

Collins Street Melbourne photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street Melbourne

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces

Burma photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Burma

Visit Victoria photographed by John Laurie

Hartsyard photographed by John Laurie for Murdoch Publishing

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Ricardo Momeso's Cookbook

Africola Restaurant photographed by John Laurie for Canyon Design Agency

Africola Restaurant

Burma photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Burma

Luxor photographed by John Laurie

Luxor

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Karen Martini

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Karen Martini

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Karen Martini

Karen Martini photographed by John Laurie for Plum Macmillon Publishing

Karen Martini

Red Beard Bakery photographed by John Laurie for Country Style

Red Beard Bakery

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Just Eat

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Just Eat

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Just Eat

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Unfakeable

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Unfakeable

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Ricardo Momeso's Cookbook

Parwana photographed by John Laurie for Gourmet Traveller

Parwana

Rumi photographed by John Laurie

Rumi

Hartsyard photographed by John Laurie for Murdoch Publishing

Hartsyard

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Lion Nathan photographed by John Laurie

McDonald

McDonald

Song Saa photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Song Saa

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys photographed John Laurie

Hamburg photographed by John Laurie for Jamie Oliver Magazine

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Penfolds photographed by John Laurie for Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street

Pepper Jack photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Penfolds photographed by John Laurie for Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Barringwood photographed by John Laurie

Rosemount photographed by John Laurie

Byron Bay photographed by John Laurie for Monocle

Byron Bay

Cornwell Design Agency photographed by John Laurie

Byron Bay photographed by John Laurie for Monocle

Byron Bay

Rush photographed by John Laurie

India photographed by John Laurie for Gourmet Traveller

India

Realm photographed by John Laurie for Canyon

Realm

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street

Shop Small 2018 photographed by John Laurie for American Express

Shop Small 2018

Shop Small 2018 photographed by John Laurie for American Express

Shop Small 2018

Shop Small 2018 photographed by John Laurie for American Express

Shop Small 2018

Shop Small 2018 photographed by John Laurie for American Express

Shop Small 2018

Shop Small 2018 photographed by John Laurie for American Express

Shop Small 2018

Project Metro photographed by John Laurie for Amex

Project Metro

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Cornwall photographed by John Laurie

Cornwall

Cornwall photographed by John Laurie

Cornwall

California photographed by John Laurie

California

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

BTS

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie

California photographed by John Laurie

California

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

BTS

Evo Hair photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

BTS

Aus Post photographed by John Laurie

Lion Nathen photographed by John Laurie

Lion Nathen photographed by John Laurie

Special K photographed by John Laurie

Special K photographed by John Laurie

Special K photographed by John Laurie

Where the Buffalo Roam photographed by John Laurie for Google AI

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam photographed by John Laurie for Google AI

Where the Buffalo Roam

Where the Buffalo Roam photographed by John Laurie for Google AI

Where the Buffalo Roam

Quantum Theory photographed by John Laurie

Quantum Theory photographed by John Laurie

Quantum Theory photographed by John Laurie

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Luminess

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Luminess

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Luminess

Nihiwatu photographed by John Laurie

Nihiwatu

Gourmet Traveller photographed by John Laurie

Origin Energy photographed by John Laudie

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Origin Energy photographed by John Laudie

Origin Energy photographed by John Laudie

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Jeff Raglus

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Dairy Australia photographed by John Laurie

Dairy Australia photographed by John Laurie

Dairy Australia photographed by John Laurie

Dairy Australia photographed by John Laurie

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Penfolds Aged Tawny photographed by Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Jeff Raglus

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Jeff Raglus

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Jeff Raglus

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Tooheys Cookbook photographed by John Laurie for BMF

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Maldives photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Wye River photographed by John Laurie

Wye River

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Crystal Cruise photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Wye River photographed by John Laurie

Wye River

Raja Ampat photographed by John Laurie

Raja Ampat

Khajuraho photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gormet Traveller

Khajuraho

Turkmenistan photographed by John Laurie

Bukhara, Uzbekistan photographed by John Laurie

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan photographed by John Laurie

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Turkmenistan photographed by John Laurie

Turkmenistan photographed by John Laurie

The Light of Day by John Laurie

The Light of Day

The Light of Day by John Laurie

The Light of Day

Dubai photographed by John Laurie

Dubai

Japan photographed by John Laurie

Japan

Japan photographed by John Laurie

Japan

Japan photographed by John Laurie

Japan

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji

Bandharvgarh photographed by John Laurie

Bandharvgarh

Mexico photographed by John Laurie

Mexico

Panna, India

Panna, India

Panna, India

Panna, India

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji

Raja Ampat photographed by John Laurie

Raja Ampat

Mount Rinjani photographed by John Laurie for Lonely Planet Magazine

Mount Rinjani

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha

Drive to Kanha photographed by John Laurie

Drive to Kanha

Cheesy Range by John Laurie for McDonald

Cheesy Range

Mccafe

Grass Fed Beef Burger TVC directed by John Laurie for McDonald

Grass Fed Beef Burger

The Power of & by John Laurie for Green & Blacks

The Power of &

Spicy McChicken by John Laurie for McDonald

Spicy McChicken

Connecting Hats photographed by John Laurie for Good Food

Connecting Hats

Big Mac by John Laurie for Mcdonald

Big Mac

McVeggie Burger by John Laurie for McDonald

McVeggie Burger

Amateur Rocket Club

Amateur Rocket Club

Amateur Rocket Club

Amateur Rocket Club

English Summer

English Summer

English Summer

English Summer

Kimgara Park

Kimgara Park

Kimgara Park

Kimgara Park

When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done

When All Is Said and Done



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Amateur Rocket Club

English Summer

Kimgara Park

When All Is Said and Done