STEM Mentoring Sydney Breakfast Event with IMNIS

STEM-0002Perhaps you have a bold idea, Some exciting data or a prototype to optimise and license – and you want to engage with industry. As part of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), event participants networked with some dynamic individuals over breakfast.

The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM is an award-winning industry-led initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. IMNIS connects motivated PhD students (mentees) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with outstanding high level industry leaders (mentors) in a one year industry mentoring program. Super excited to be working with this new client and can’t wait for our next shoot next month!

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Gravity Defying Spectacular Performance by China’s Nantong Acrobatic Troupe

Spent the past month in China touring and competing across 4 cities as a participant on a sponsored trip to celebrate 端午節 (Dragon Boat Festival). I travelled with a mixed crew of dragon boaters made up from clubs across Sydney, regional NSW, Canberra and Argentina and took home a medal, a trophy along with way too many iPhone photos with memories to saviour. I also had the rare opportunity to photograph a performance from the multi award winning Nantong Acrobatic Troupe 南通市少年雜技團 during our stay.

There is a famous Chinese idiom, 台上三分鐘丶台下10年功 three minutes of glory on stage, ten years of hard work offstage. China’s rich history of acrobatics dates back more than 2500 years, a tradition that arose from village harvest festivals and the everyday skills of peasants, sailors and local craftsmen. Their show did not disappoint.

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Shine & Rise Speed-Mentoring Breakfast

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, students and industry leaders gathered early last Friday at CSIRO’s Australian Technology Park headquarters for a speed mentoring breakfast networking event organised by Ribit. Around 80 attendees were warmed by heartfelt speeches from CSIRO’s Chief Scientist, Cathy Foley, Canva’s PR guru Liz Mckenzie, along with Atlassian‘s Fiona Kerr and Lily Serna.

Ribit connects tertiary students with paid work opportunities, internships, and short-term projects within innovative startups and corporations seeking digitally skilled talent. The initiative is backed by Data 61 and CSIRO, and is partnered with Australia’s leading universities, student societies, industry associations, government organisations, and startup co-working spaces, incubators and accelerators.

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I’ll Be Happy When | Sydney Design Festival 2019 x DesignByThem

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Perfection is paralysing. Success in design is a balancing act between productivity and creativity. How do you know when your work is finished? Where do you draw the line between success and satisfaction? When will you be happy with it? DesignbyThem played host to the 4th instalment of I’ll Be Happy When last Thursday evening as part of the Sydney Design Festival 2019 where a panel of creatives discuss the above questions.

Photography by Josephine Ki Photography All Rights Reserved

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Meriton Retail Precinct Family Day

Plenty of entertainment to occupy the youngsters last Saturday at Meriton Mascot’s Retail Precinct as the property developer played host to a community Family Day with Fairy Wishes Childrens Parties and Corporate Events providing face painting and balloons; an animal petting area set up by Farm Friends and free show bags distributed to families.

The Mascot Central retail precinct has become a shopping and dining focal point for the suburb. Meriton says the day is not just for the multitude of families taking up residence at Mascot Central, but for all families in the area.

Photography commissioned by Meriton

 

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GiggedIn | Tech Startup Profile Photo Sesh

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These are the faces behind Australia’s online subscription platform and startup Giggedin, a business which styles its self as the Netflix of live events. The service gives users access to select ticketed events each month as well as offer event organisers a chance to make sure they get a full house. We got to spend some time getting a variety of images of the boys for future press usage nearby their Sydney head quarters last week and even got the 6 week old puppy involved! 

 

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Sunsets are made of these | Maz and Patrick’s Engagement Photography Session

We were blessed on the weekend past with the perfect light at Centennial Park during golden hour whilst photographing and getting to know this newly engaged couple Maz and Patrick. So much love, sunshine and gorgeousness radiating from every frame! Congratulations you two – thanks for being such a joy to photograph.

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Lunch Break Headshots

I met up with Deborah who needed fresh corporate shots before starting her new role next week. In a short 45 minutes during her lunch break, we took a stroll around her office through the back streets of Darlinghurst and Hyde Park managing not only to avoid the wind tunnels thereby keeping her hair neat throughout the session but also nailed 14 or so different backdrops for her to pose in front of.

This winter, I am offering a Winter Special Outdoor Corporate Profile Photography Package: AUD $200 for a 45 mins session. For more info: smile@josephineki.com

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The Love Boat Proposal

Hansen spent the past few months since the passing of the Same Sex Marriage law orchestrating an elaborate proposal to his partner of 16 years.

Brad arrived at Blackwattle Bay to find himself being serenaded by Hansen’s entire team from Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club as they paddle to shore all dressed in white and matching bow ties singing Bruno Mars’ Marry You.

Congratulations boys so happy for you both cheers to a future of love ❤️, commitment  and happiness.

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Corporate Lookbook

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “corporate headshots”? Perhaps you think of words like boring, traditional, stale, stiff, or forced. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I like to combine editorial style with corporate style to make great profile shots.

Typical corporate headshots are usually taken quickly, so, more often than not, they result in fake, uninspiring smiles. To get shots with relaxed, natural expressions, I like to spend a little time chatting to my clients before even coming up with a location or background for the shot. People, when they’re a little bit calm tend to give you who they really are so I help people to get to that place.

Yesterday I shot some corporate profile shots for the team at Think and Grow Inc – a startup providing executive search and specialist consulting to fast growth technology and corporate customers. I loved this one of Bryn who wins with the best smile of the day!

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