I was referred to the Australian Institute of Family Studies by Mark Souter, a fellow photographer, back in 2014.
Since then, I've covered three conferences for them, and I've also taken all their team portraits for their internal communications, LinkedIn profiles and brochure profiles.
Their biennale conference brings every expert in their field to talk about the issues families are continually facing in modern society.
The stories you hear are many times hard to believe and even harder to digest, so taking pictures of not-so-serious people becomes a challenge.
On the one hand, you want to portray that people are having a good time attending the conference, bot, on the other hand, you need to reflect the graveness of the topics discussed there.
Working with Polo is great.
He takes the time to understand the brief, confirms you like his approach and then before you know it your event is over and you have a record that truely captures the spirit of the day.
Capturing moments at a conference is hard, Polo pays attention to his subjects so the images he creates best represent them.
The pictures are beautiful but more importantly they tell a story.
For AIFS, Polo understands who we are and captures images that help us communicate our story.
On top of all this Polo’s convivial nature puts everyone at ease and makes him a joy to work with.
Australian Institute of Family Studies