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John Laurie

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John Laurie is a photographer/director 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 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. In his directing in particular, John crafts a feeling of occasion between people and the enjoyment of food. He works quickly, responsively, and collaboratively with a relaxed, easy-going, yet professional approach.

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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Commercial Photographer John Laurie for Nab

What Is Money For, If Not This?

Summer

What Is Money For, If Not This?

Sydney Lifestyle Photographer John Laurie for McDonald

Come In To Win

Kids Photographer John Laurie for Quantum Theory

Commercial Photographer John Laurie for Nab

What Is Money For, If Not This?

What Is Money For, If Not This?

What Is Money For, If Not This?

What Is Money For, If Not This?

What Is Money For, If Not This?

What Is Money For, If Not This?

Come In To Win

Nutella Hotcakes

McRib

Come In To Win

Come In To Win

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

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

Special K photographed by John Laurie

Special K photographed by John Laurie

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

Luminess photographed by John Laurie for Studio Brave

Luminess

Milan

Summer

McDonald

Summer

Summer

Grass Fed Beef

McDonald

McDonald

Grass Fed Beef

Spicy Nuggets photographed by John Laurie for McDonald

Spicy Nuggets

McDonald

Favourites photographed by John Laurie for Gary Mehigan

Favourites

Favourites photographed by John Laurie for Gary Mehigan

Favourites

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Ricardo Momeso's Cookbook

Ricardo Momeso photographed by John Laurie for Plum Publishing

Ricardo Momeso's Cookbook

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Unfakeable

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Unfakeable

Bulla photographed by John Laurie

Unfakeable

Model Kitchen

Model Kitchen

Model Kitchen

Model Kitchen

MLA Masterpieces

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces

MLA Masterpieces

MLA Masterpieces photographed by John Laurie for Mash Design

MLA Masterpieces

Harstyard

Harstyard

Harstyard

Harstyard

Harstyard

Casacarboni photographed by John Laurie

Burma photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Burma

Burma photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Burma

Visit Victoria photographed by John Laurie

Parwana photographed by John Laurie for Gourmet Traveller

Parwana

Parwana photographed by John Laurie for Gourmet Traveller

Parwana

Parwana

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

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Just Eat

Just Eat photographed by John Laurie for Menulog

Just Eat

McCafe

McDonald

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Capi photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Great Northern Brewing Co photographed by John Laurie

Song Saa photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gourmet Traveller

Song Saa

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys photographed John Laurie

Hamburg photographed by John Laurie for Jamie Oliver Magazine

Lion Nathan photographed by John Laurie

Moscato

Rosemount photographed by John Laurie

Barringwood photographed by John Laurie

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street

Penfolds photographed by John Laurie for Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Pepper Jack photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Penfolds photographed by John Laurie for Treasury Wines

Penfolds Aged Tawny

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Byron Bay photographed by John Laurie for Monocle

Byron Bay

Byron Bay photographed by John Laurie for Monocle

Byron Bay

Collins Street photographed by John Laurie for Grenade

Collins Street

Rush photographed by John Laurie

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

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica photographed by John Laurie

Orica 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

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

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

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Tooheys photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Zonzo Wines photographed by John Laurie

Bannockburn photographed by John Laurie

Artisians photographed by John Laurie for Monocle Magazine

Artisians

Hawkesbury photographed by John Laurie for Holiday Design

Hawkesbury

Jeff Raglus photographed by John Laurie

Jeff Raglus

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

Wye River photographed by John Laurie

Wye River

Khajuraho photographed by John Laurie for Australian Gormet Traveller

Khajuraho

Raja Ampat photographed by John Laurie

Raja Ampat

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

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

Eastern Indonesia photographed by John Laurie

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

Fiji

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Fiji photographed by John Laurie

Wye River photographed by John Laurie

Wye River

Maldives photographed by John Laurie

Bandharvgarh photographed by John Laurie

Bandharvgarh

Mexico photographed by John Laurie

Mexico

Panna, India

Panna, India

Panna, India

Panna, India

Crystal Cruise photographed by John Laurie

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

Lion Nathan

Project Metro

Lion Nathan

Lion Nathan

New Blend

Summer Range

Motion Portfolio

Nutella Hotcakes

What Is Money For, If Not This?

Connecting Hats photographed by John Laurie for Good Food

Connecting Hats

McCafe

The Power of & by John Laurie for Green & Blacks

The Power of &

Grass Fed Beef Burger TVC directed by John Laurie for McDonald

Grass Fed Beef Burger

Spicy McChicken by John Laurie for McDonald

Spicy McChicken

El Maco

Cheesy Range by John Laurie for McDonald

Cheesy Range

The Wetlands

The Wetlands

The Wetlands

The Wetlands

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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The Wetlands

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When All Is Said and Done