About

We believe that high-end fashion photography shouldn’t be exclusive to high-end fashion models.

 Founded in 2007 by renowned advertising photographer North Sullivan, TPS blurs the line between editorial fashion photography and personal portraiture. Located in two retro warehouses in Sydney and Melbourne, our studio’s offer people the chance to step out of their comfort zones and spend a day playing adult dress-ups with the professionals.

Ultimately our mission is to help people to see beauty in themselves while creating wonderful works of art that will be passed down through generations.

OUR STUDIOS

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THE PHOTO STUDIO GLEBE

Located in a chic industrial warehouse five minutes from the Sydney CBD, The Photo Studio Sydney is a buzzing hive of playful creativity. The space consists of three photography studios, three hair and makeup stations, two viewing rooms and a large post-production space.

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THE PHOTO STUDIO FITZROY

Located in the heart of Fitzroy, The Photo Studio Melbourne is a third-wave creative space of epic proportions. The building comprises six photography studios, five hair and makeup stations, three viewing rooms and a signature cocktail bar.

THE TEAM

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Linzi Sullivan Managing Director Little Linzi is The Photo Studio's very own Betty Draper. Hailing from a background in psychology, our English Rose Lady Linzi works around the clock to ensure that every client receives VIP treatment from start to finish.
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North Sullivan Creative Director North has spent the last 35 years shooting some of Australia's most celebrated advertising campaigns. In recent years, his passion has turned to portraiture and founded The Photo Studio.
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Drew Sullivan Marketing Director Marketing geek and dance extraordinaire, Drew spent 3 years travelling South America before returning home to join the family business. His infectious laugh means you’ll hear him before you see him.
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Hana Schlesinger Photographer Hana is the master of macabre and the queen of taking kick-ass photos. Her charming attitude and laid back nature makes her a Melbourne studio favourite. She is known for her editorial standard of work.
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James Broadhurst Head Photographer Loved for his calm, creative demeanour and flamboyant flair, James' distinguishable black and white photography has built him an enviable reputation within the Australian fashion industry.
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Jude Stevens Head Photographer Inspired from a young age by Ellen Von Unwerth, avid surfer Jude has a rare talent at making people feel more than comfortable in front of the camera. She has a deep knowledge of studio portraiture.
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Mette Kortelainen Photographer Mette is known for her minimalism. A natural light expert, this fashion photographer brings an effervescent energy to TPS Fitzroy. Mette runs her own touring company: @hikeandseektours 
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Liam Burnett-Blue Photographer Liam's talent for model direction is indescribable. The quickest TPS turnaround from intern to photographer has passion and determination beyond his years. Instagram: @liamburnettblue
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Jolanta Opiola Photographer Portrait photographer Jolanta brings a huge amount of energy and versatility to every one of her shoots. A seasoned Wanderluster, her aesthetic influences range from luxurious European fashion to vibrant tribal looks.
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Sara Tariq Producer Fashion designer by trade and producer extraordinaire, Sara has worked with Vogue Spain and has worked for Balenciaga and Jimmy Choo as a fashion stylist. She designs and paints in what spare time she has and has a deep rooted passion for art.
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Jindan Sun Producer Beijing creative JD is the designer of her own line ‘Jin & Yin’, and studied fashion styling at the Australian Style Institute. We love JD for her sweet and artistic nature as well as being a top producer in Melbourne.
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Stephanie Wiebel Producer / Stylist Steph put a career in advertising behind her to get up close and personal with clients. To her, photo shoots are a way of helping people to come out of their shell and build self-love.
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Anita Tana Bookings Manager Sydney's Anita is known for her eclectic taste and psychic abilities. Her problem solving skills are to the standard of a saint and her fashion style ensures she isn’t one to pass by unnoticed.
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Chloe Rose Hair & Make-Up Chloe is one of the go-to girls for editorial make-up work in Melbourne. With her broad skillset & ferocious ambition, everyone walks on set feeling 110%.  She’s a sweetheart underneath her badass tattoos!
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Kaori Zena Make-Up Artist Japanese beauty Kaori has painted faces at huge events such as Sydney Fashion Week and has worked commercially for Loreal Paris (just to name a couple) not to mentioned previously working with Hugh Jackman on his movie The Wolverine. Wowza.
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Marce Ortiz-Monasterio A Marketing Manager Before working with us at The Photo Studio, our marketing babe Marcela worked for InStyle Mexico. There’s nothing this little lady doesn’t know about the industry and is the glue that keeps the department together.
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Bree Wright-Ryan Head Booker Gothic Barbie Bree has 3 years’ experience as a photographic assistant and has a particular interest in boudoir style photo shoots. Her contagious laugh and epic enthusiasm are sure to make you feel instantly at home.
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Sarah-Jane Turner Booker Believe it or not before joining TPS Sarah-Jane donned steel-capped boots and a high-vis vest while mining for iron ore in the desert of Western Australia. How does that saying go again? 'Don't judge a book by its..'
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Ashlyn Farenden Senior Booking Coordinator Mrs. Organizer Ash will go to the ends of the earth to make sure you’re well looked after. Having graduated from RMIT University with an Honours degree in Fashion Design, she's always on the ball with the latest trends.
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Jacob Snow Booking Stylist Actor, photographer and videogame-head and Jacob's shot for Windsor Smith amongst many Melbourne fashion brands. He spends his time obsessing over pop culture, writing for the TPS magazine and working on mental health awareness projects. Did we mention he’s the studio sweetheart?
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Natasha Formosa Booking Stylist Natasha’s wild curly hair is a metaphor for her personality; wild and free. She inputs her love of all things art into every photo shoot she helps create through her booking stylist skills and artistic eye.
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Surhey Tuck Booking Stylist Superwoman Surhey is the Queen of getting it done. Surhey goes above and beyond at TPS and runs her own agency outside of. Not only is she a businesswoman, she's also a mum, a fitness fanatic and a major #girlboss.
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Emily Hughes Booking Stylist   Avid Shakespearean Emily is signed with an agency as a professional screen actor and spends her spare fine tuning her skills. As for her hair, she says it's ‘a pillow, a beanie and an everyday essential.’
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Ntombi Moyo Booking Stylist Melbourne has its very own Angel in the form of Ntombi. Not just a booking stylist, Ntombi works heavily within the creative community producing personal shoots. Her heart of gold can do no wrong.
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Antonette Aguas Sales & Admin The glue that holds the Sydney studio together, Antonette is the go-to girl that gets stuff done. She's the ringmaster and makes sure everything behind the scenes runs at 100%.
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Jess McDonald Office Manager Photographer turned #girlboss, Jess brings just the right mix of motherly & bossy to the gang. What would we do without her? What Jess doesn’t know about photography and art isn’t worth knowing.
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Stelios Stylianou Studio Manager & Photographer Stelios has worked for some big players in the industry, like Kanye West & George Michael. He was also previously a 3D artist for Disney, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel.
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Dayna Tate Studio Coordinator Dayna was quickly promoted from intern to studio manager and works together with the professional team. She wears her heart on her sleeve and has a passion for graphic design and typography.
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Warwick Post Production Warwick has a ridiculous amount of experience. He’s worked with commercial clients such as Ferrari, Land Rover, Jaguar, Bentley & previously spent time in Greece shooting for Belle Magazine.
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Arpan Data Management & Production Arpan is a technological guru. Winner of the Most Creative Solution Award, he also designed an asteroid mining probe for NASA in the Space Apps Competition. Impressive, huh?
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Issy Favaloro Production Assistant Issy's photographic work has a strong conceptual style that plays with nostalgia. She is a true Photoshop whizz and you’ll never catch her without a smile. www.isobelrosephoto.com
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Pixel Customer Relations Manager After beginning his career at just 2 months old, this scruffy teddy bear has seen more photo shoot action and flirted with more models than any other pup in history.  
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