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RMIT Diploma
of Photoimaging

The 2010 RMIT Diploma in Photoimaging Graduate Exhibition celebrates the passion and creative endeavours of the Felicity Bale 6 Ellice Beaumont 7 Jaimie Brasier 8 Chandran Mookken 9
students. Held at First Site Gallery in the city, the exhibition highlights work from diverse fields including fashion, Chidchanok Senanunsakul (Film) 10 Hendry Gan 11 Janelle Low 12 Michelle Jarni 13
photojournalism, sport, portraiture, architecture, illustrative, landscape, advertising, commercial & industrial, still life
William Kalengkongan 14 Joseph Lichstein 15 Jacob McFadden 16 Alexander McIntyre 17
and digital imaging. With a staff of practicing professionals comes a discipline from the conceptual to the technical.
The benefits of this are illustrated throughout the work. The exhibition celebrates the commitment, hard work and Pitichai Nittayarumphong (Joji) 18 Bernardo Patiño 19 Trent Perrett 20 Sally Plottel 21 Mike Read 22
dedication of each student across their chosen discipline. Emma Relph 23 Rendy Putra Mahardika 24 Trisno Purwandi Tjandi 25 Yan Luo (Yanzi) 26

Front Cover Photo: Sally Plottel

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Awards 2010
1st Year 2nd Year Alumni

Nick Stephenson Alexander McIntyre Emma Relph Felicity Bale Felicity Bale Thea Petrass
Best Landscape Work 1st Place - Digital Inkjet Print 1st Place ‘Stolen moments’ Silver Award Silver Award Finalist
The Centre for Contemporary Photography 2010 Ilford Tertiary Student Photgraphic A Worldwide Lomography Competition. Sally Plottel Jaimie Brasier AIPP Australian Professional AIPP Australian Professional Editorial Category
2010 Kodak Salon Competition 2010 Silver Award Finalist Photographer of the Year Awards 2010 Photographer of the Year Awards 2010 ACMP Projections 2010
Victorian Photography Student Editorial Category ACMP Silver Award Silver Award
of the Year Awards 2010 Projections 2010 Victorian Photography Student of the Year Victorian Photography Student of the Year
Illustrative Category Awards 2010 Awards 2010

Patrick Rodriguez
Kata Most Adventurous Artwork
The Centre for Contemporary Photography
2010 Kodak Salon

Mike Read Trent Perrett Trent Perrett Trent Perrett Trent Perrett
Finalist Silver Award Best Colour Image Silver Award Ist Highly Commended
2010 Moran Contemporary Photographic Victorian Photography Student of the Year Sally Plottel Canson Masters Australian Professional Photographer Essence of St Kilda 2010
Awards 2010 of the Year Awards 2010
Ali Ryan Silver Award Silver Award
Illustrative Category Victorian Photography Student of the Year
From the Hip 2010 AIPP Awards 2010
Australian Professional
Silver with Distinction Award
Photographer of the Year Awards
Australian Professional Photographer
of the Year Awards 2010

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Felicity, (flick) as a small After three years as a head
child, saw the world through photographer and manager of
pictures and travel. studios in Melbourne, Ellice
Majoring in dance and didn’t hesitate to make a
movement flick is passionate change and jump right in with
about capturing the intimate RMIT.
detail in a fraction of a Since then she has
second, from the subtlety successfully freelanced
of human movement to the with a variety of clientele
fold in fabric.Flick’s style is and worked for several
Felicity Bale about the illusion of pushing Ellice Beaumont photographers whilst enjoying
boundaries to the next level. being completely engulfed
A quirky view juxtaposing with her studies.
differing worlds. Her major study revolves
Enjoying the discipline of around an individual as
working in the studio, it’s the his or herself, and then in
control of lighting, and taking juxtaposition what they’ve
the ordinary and making it always wanted to be, an
extraordinary that drives flick alter ego so to speak. This
to one day have her own allows Ellice to explore and
studio and combine her love play with every possible area
of travel. of photography, and she
continues to learn from it.
Specialties : Dance, Still Life,
Macro, Wedding, Product, She envisages herself in the
Fashion & Portraiture fashion world, working along
side and learning from the
Specialities: Fashion and
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Jaimie is an emerging Chandran, who served
photographer with a passion in the Singapore Armed
for capturing people and Forces for 34 yrs, retired in
bringing out their personality, 2009. Enjoying a challenge,
especially unique individuals Chandran decided to
adorned with tattoos. Her pursue a lifelong passion
major study consists of a in photography. Relishing
series of fun and colourful the opportunity to re-invent
images of women of different himself, led him to take-up
careers and jobs, capturing travel, landscape, nature and
the theatrics of their playful sports photography.
Jaimie Brasier character as well as the
Chandran Mookken
Focusing on sports
beauty of 1950s pin-up photography, covering a
girls. wide range of indoor and
Specialities: Portraiture, outdoor sports photography
Pin-Up, Fashion for his major study,
Chandran is concerned
with the relationship
between the human body
with all its physical and
mental capabilities, subtle
maneuvers and the skills
of the competitors, and the
sport itself.
Chandran plans to become
a sports and landscape
photographer, traveling the
world and producing his own
coffee table books in the
related fields.
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Born in 1984, Hendry’s major in advertising
Chonburi,Thailand. is on lifestyle, technology and
I graduated with a BA in product. How its used.
Advertising from Bangkok Professionalism is very
University. I am also holding important to Hendry in all
Diploma in graphic design genres and technical aspects
from University Of The Arts of photography and enjoys
London and Diploma in the challenge of producing
Photoimaging from RMIT quality work in differing
University. photographic disciplines.
Chidchanok Growing up with my father, Hendry Gan Another area of interest is
as a photographer. Living in
Senanunsakul (Film) a household filled with artistic
documentary photography,
to see things from someone
photographs, photography else’s point of view and to
equipment that my father ultimately become a war
repaired fascinated me. photographer, to try to be
I saw things differently an objective messenger in
looking through the camera history and hopefully try and
lens, it kindled my passion understand two opposing to visually express myself. I
points of view.
have now turned my focus
to be a photographer. I am
interested in Editorial Fashion
Don’t let anyone take this
passion away from me.

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In 2009 Janelle dropped her At the ripe age of 3 Michelle
psychology degree, packed was sat in front of the
up her life, and moved computer with paintbrush
across the country to pursue in hand (and up brother’s
photography. nose) ready to embark on
Over the past two years a journey of creative vision.
she has worked within Photography seemed the
the industry, shooting and only natural answer. She is
retouching jobs for clients, interested in the construction
and assisting a variety of of surreal scenes that tangle
fantasy with reality. Michelle’s
Janelle Low professional photographers.
major study piece explores
Heavily inspired by music, she
the many characters that
has created of body of work
create one’s personality.
translating the auditory to the
She specializes in making
visual. This is a concept she
the impossible happen using
will continue to explore and
photo compositing techniques
develop over the next few
in Photoshop. Next year,
Michelle is hoping to return Janelle’s ambition would be Michelle Jarni to Japan where her true love
to work creating artwork for of photography began to
bands, and shoot portraits of unfold. After 14 long years of
artists around the world. learning Michelle is excited
to break into the industry and
show what she has to offer.

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William’s keen appreciation Joseph Lichstein is a young,
for architecture manifests in fresh emerging photographer
the pictorial reconstruction specialling in the fields of
of insentient structures into Advertisement, Fashion and
an ocular feast personified Commercial photography.
by mere lines, forms and Ever since I was young, I
textures. His photographs have wanted to work in a
capture not only the career in which I can wake
architects’ exposition of up, and look forward to,
the structure, but are also photography allows for me to
saturated with William’s
William Kalengkongan personal interpretation
Joe Lichstein do this.
Having freelanced for a
of the immutable edifice
number of publications
encapsulated with the fleeting
throughout the past
elements of light and time.
four years, my style of
The zenith of his achievement,
photography is often referred
however, is in his meticulous
to as raw, grungy and fresh.
creation of an almost animate
portrait simply from basic I aim to bring a style of
line, form and asymmetry in a photography that is different,
structure we daily considered unique and creative, in saying
pedestrian. this I love to capture raw
emotion in my photos, whom I
believe separates me from the
field of other photographers.

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Jacob is a Melbourne based Alexander is a fresh young
portrait fashion photographer photographer working and
and photographic assistant. studying in Melbourne.
Coming from Hamilton in He strives for the perfect
country Victoria, Jacob has balance between function
always had a fascination and form to creating an image
with light and its ability to that shows insight into his
transform a scene or subject. subject, which is striking and
His work revolves around interesting while still fulfilling
the use of powerful lighting, all aspects of the brief. He
His love of light and his uses his sense of light, space
Jacob McFadden obsession with the intensity
Alexander McIntyre and form in his images to
and excitement of the fashion create intense visual space
world, aids his passion for and style
bringing concepts to life. Now that he has completed
Inspired by classic vogue, photo imaging at RMIT,
his melodramatic major study Alexander will continue to
series employs the concept work professionally with in
of smoke to emphasize a the industry with a focus on
dramatic atmosphere. When refining both his photographic
he finishes his study he plans and production skills. Future
to continue freelancing in plans include North American
Melbourne and working as production experience,
a photographic assistant to building a strong client
acquire as much knowledge base within Australasia and
in the field as possible. continuing to shoot personal

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Pitichai Nittayarumphong, or Bernardo Patiño is a young
more commonly as Joji. artist who found in Digital
Born in Bangkok, Thailand Photography the perfect
1988. He developed his media for image creation.
life-long love of photography On his Path to be a
2006 shortly after receiving photographer he found
his first camera. himself amazed by the
After graduating high possibilities that digital
school, Joji commenced photography showed him.
Communication Arts - Now taking this new path
Pitichai Nittayarumphong (Joji) Advertising at Assumption Bernardo Patiño on digital image creation, he
University, Samut Prakarn is exploring new ways and
Thailand. During this study experimenting with other
Joji develeoped a passion image creation possibilities.
for photography and this has His next step is moving
led him to RMIT University forward to combine 2D
Melbourne Australia in 2009. images together with 3D.
In terms of his expectations,
Joji would like to continue
photographic studies at either
RMIT University or Academy
of Arts USA and working
with international advertising
industry is his goal.

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Trent is an emerging Sally has been interested
Melbourne based in all things creative since
photographer who has childhood, so it comes as
his sights firmly set on the no surprise that she has
Industrial and Architectural decided to pursue a career in
sector of the Photographic photography. While she has
Industry. His love of the a background in visual arts
constructed environment and fine art photography, she
whether it be steel, concrete, is now focusing her attention
wood or glass is apparent in specifically on fashion
his striking images of the man and hopes to work both in
made. Trent’s major study
Sally Plottel Australia and overseas as a
focuses on environmental fashion photographer. With a
portraits within heavy industry fresh, feminine and innovative
and hunting down the style, her major study folio
graphically styled images that explores the relationship
lay idle waiting to be captured between fashion, nature,
in these spaces. beauty and the body.
Upon graduating Trent After graduating from RMIT,
Trent Perrett will continue to develop Sally would like to gain
strong industry ties formed experience by working as a
through this body of work photographic assistant as
and build his reputation as a well as continue to work on
professional photographer. her own personal portfolio.
Specialities: Architecture, Specialities: Fashion, Beauty,
Industrial, Commercial Illustrative

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Mike Read is a photographer Emma is a highly creative
with a visceral shutter photographer, constantly
finger working mainly on refining her style and
the streets of Melbourne. exploring as many different
He aims to make images genres of photography as
which ask questions rather she can. Majoring in editorial
than give answers, images fashion on location this year,
which invite the viewer Emma has developed a clean
back to find something new feminine look adapting to
on subsequent viewings. different locations and model
Mike was a finalist in the styles. Having recently won
2010 Moran Contemporary
Emma Relph a worldwide photography
Photographic Prize and is competition in promotion
working on a number of of an emerging newspaper,
group and solo exhibitions for Emma aspires to make great
2011. achievements with her new
skills in her budding career.
Future plans consist of going
on to continue studying at
Mike Read RMIT University next year to
further experiment and involve
herself in the photographic
industry. She now works as a
casual photojournalist for the
urban city-based newspaper
Broadsheet Melbourne
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Born in 1989, Indonesia. Trisno is a photographer
He explored and knew his from Jakarta, Indonesia
interest began when he with a focus on portraiture.
was in high school, he used Starting photography in
his fathers digital compact 2007 in Indonesia and then
camera and knew he had working briefly in Beijing
something to do with as a commercial freelance
photography. photographer he became
Currently he’s focusing in fluent in Chinese. Trisno’s
fashion photography and love is glamour photography
and portraiture, capturing
Rendy Putra Mahardika portrait illustrative. Trisno Purwandi Tjandi expressions and peoples
His adventurous and curious
personality is reflected in emotions, to bring out their
his works. This open mind character both inner and
approach to photography outer beauty.
creates a style with a blend of
energy and emotion yet at the
same time intimate.

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Yanzi is into conceptual The graduating students would like to offer our thanks and appreciation for the support and assistance of many different
shooting with strong colors people. Both throughout the two years of our studies as well as during the last months in making this exhibition possible.
and minimal elements, her
dramatic and surreal capture
will invite you to a journey, a
Thanks to following for all their patience, humour and extra effort that often leaders, Gavin Blue ACMP Australian President, Sam Shepherd at Borge
journey of stories, adventures
went above and beyond the call of duty. Imaging,
and serendipities.
Teaching Staff: Craig Wetjen and Andrew Harrison AIPP Victorian President, Cameron
Yanzi’s major study explores Levett, Tom Kinkel and Matt Gee and the staff at Michaels, Steve Mills at
different looks and characters Bill Burrows, Bryce Dunkley, Rob Gale, Naomi Herzog, Rob Imhoff,
Teds and Kelly Bosman and Ben Bucknall at RMIT Marketing.
within different persons, as Eddie Javier, Rob Lawler, Guy Little, James Maher, Jo Press
To Jemma McLoud and Gen Honey, we wish them well and thank them
Yan Luo (Yanzi) she believes beauty is inside Thanks to all the guest speakers and the industry who gave their time
for their contribution. To all our families, partners, and friends who have
various possibilities, Yanzi is and passion to share with our students, especially Dr Michael Coyne, Urs
supported us, we thank you.
passionate and creative, she Rescher, Rod Shaw, Guy Gowan, Peter Coulson, Gavin Blue, Damon
is open for every opportunity! Rulach, Michelle Tuddenham, Julie Kimpton, Jay Town, Aida Sabic, Andrew Thank you to the following suppliers & clients who have supported the
Nunns, Sue Lewis, Sally Brownbill, Thea Petrass , Christian Blanchard, Rob course, Ann Collacott, Rose Chong Costumes, Father John Murphy, Rifan
Specialities: Fashion, Portrait,
Imhoff, Bronwyn Kidd, Adrian Tuazon, Todd Riddiford, Simon Frith, Ponch Octavianus, Nick Shelton & Caroline Clements - Broadsheet Media and
Hawkes, Bruce Wiliams, James Lauritz, Kim Tonelli, Daniel Mahon, Ned Thomas Formosa-Doyle, Bwalya Mulenga.
Meldrum and Tim Griffith. Thank you to all the first years who assisted these graduates in particular
Thanks go out to David Amos, master framer for making our work look great Ryan Jaffe, Jessie DiBlasi, Alison Ryan, Heather Bock, Josh Vincent, Sotiria
and the ever wonderful Bryan Gracey and Darren Rokkor at CPL and Matt McDonald, Nick Stephenson and Lisa Drew.
Johnston at Kayell for his energy and commitment. Models / Dancers / Hair / Make – Up / Stylists
Particular special thanks also go to Michelle Tuddenham at Canon for her Beata Khaidurova, Olivia Gumienny, Kyrie Capri, Rhiannon Thomas, Chloe
support and passion, Rod Shaw & Andrew Miller from SunStudios for just Cameron, Cindy Dawson, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Dena Kaplan, Gemma Ashley
solving nearly everything, Michael Wagner at Kayell, Silvi Glattaeur, Dr Kaplan, Tony Keeble, Laura Harris, Leah Hempenstall.
Michael Coyne and Rob Imhoff for their absolute professionalism as industry

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