Through The Looking Glass Studio is based in Townsville, North Queensland offering photography, graphic design, web & film. Our team of three Townsville photographers, two graphic artists, a videographer and a web designer each has over a decade of experience in the business and can provide you with the creative package that you need.

Our professional photography incorporates commercial photography, mining & industrial photography, portraiture and wedding photography. Our graphic design services include corporate design, logos, websites, brochures, magazines and more. We provide all this with enthusiasm, professionalism, abundant qualifications and above all fantastic customer service. Why are we doing it? Because we love it! Our industry has changed vastly in only a short time but we have kept up to speed and simply delight in playing with big cameras, fast computers & huge gigabytes.



16th February 2016 / Hutchinson Builders corporate portraits

I do love corporate portraiture. I love working with people and making them look great. The team at Hutchinson Builders were a lot of fun and we had a great afternoon capturing all the staff. Some had more fun than others it would seem from the photos below. But that’s what’s great about this genre. Point a camera at someone and sometimes the most interesting transformation takes place. :-)


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9th February 2016 / Kirwan High for Deicke Richards Architects

The new building at Kirwan State High School has transformed the school’s presentation to the community and that was very much the intention of the team at Deicke Richards Architects. A school of this size and import within the community should have a presence. At the same time, many of the other buildings in the school are much lower so it was important that the facade facing the existing buildings step down to integrate with them. I’d say they’ve achieved this admirably. I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore the building and how it changed and transformed under the light at differing times of the day.


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2nd January 2016 / Magical Orpheus Wedding

Lucy and David decided that Orpheus Island was the ideal location for their wedding. I do agree. :-)
The day was perfect and Lucy and David were so completely in love. It was a privilege to witness their union in paradise.


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12th August 2015 / Queensland Tourism - Ingham Shoot

Queensland Tourism needed some images from the Ingham area to promote the Hinchinbrook Heritage Trail. So off I went for a couple of nights camping and exploring that which the Herbert River Valley has to offer. Getting good weather in that region can be a challenge as the rainfall is some of the highest in Australia. As it turns out I had pristine days with sparkling blue skies. I couldn’t have asked for better. It was great to get to know the area better and to meet some of the local characters. Particular favourites were camping at Broadwater State Forest and having the place completely to myself and exploring the regions’ history at the Herbert River Museum in Halifax.


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9th June 2015 / Glencore - Townsville Port

Glencore have recently upgraded their loading facilities at the Townsville Port and I was asked to create some images of the new facility for upcoming publications. I always enjoy heading out to the Port or to any industrial operation for that matter. The scale of the operations are alway overwhelming and I love “getting my teeth into” shooting these giant subjects. Not to mention the views from the top of this giant infrastructure. Thank you to Agata, Avril and Bob as always for their kind assistance thoughout the shoot.


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2nd June 2015 / Time Lapse Of Site Rehabilitation

When Caltex wanted their depot at the Townsville Port rehabilitated at the end of their lease they brought in demolition and rehabilitation experts Parsons Brinkhoffer and Liberty Industrial. The whole process only took about 8 weeks and we had a time lapse camera on site for the entire process in order to capture their work.


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26th May 2015 / Ergon Energy renew RFDS sponsorship

I grew up in Western Queensland and did School Of The Air and Correspondence School for Primary schooling. We had a great respect for the RFDS and the excellent work they did to support the people of the outback. So, I jumped at the chance to photograph this event. Well that and my love of flying :-)

Ergon Energy Retail have been a principle sponsor of the RFDS for 15 years and has helped keep them in the air by raising millions of dollars.


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10th March 2015 / Sydney Chefs Shoot for Pacific Reef Fisheries

There are days when my work is hot, dusty, arduous and exhausting. This was not one of those days :-)

Thanks so much to Maria from Pacific Reef Fisheries for the chance to work with her and her fabulous product in such great locations. Oh yes, and to taste such divine dishes conjured up using Maria’s delicious Cobia by such food luminaries as Josh Niland (Fish Face, Double Bay), Mark Jensen (Red Lantern, Darlinghurst), Matt Bates (Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay), Monty Koludrovic (Icebergs, Bondi Beach) and Tom Walton (Bucket List, Bondi Beach).


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3rd March 2015 / Mining photo shoot

I’ve been photographing at this mine site for over a decade, documenting it’s new ventures, technological improvements and transition from open pit to underground. It’s been an amazing journey and a privilege to work with so many dedicated and talented people. Thank you to everyone at Ernest Henry Mine for placing your faith in Through The Looking Glass Studio for your image needs over a such a protracted time span.

It’s great to see cultural heritage being respected. Thanks must go to the Mitakoodi people for sharing their culture and their significant sites with us. Ernest Henry Mine has long been working with the local people to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.


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12th May 2014 / Banners for Pacific Reef Fisheries

We just finalised these colourful pull-up banners for one of our favourite clients Pacific Reef Fisheries. And there is still more to come… so watch this space!





7th January 2014 / January wallpaper calendar

Happy New Year! Here at Through The Looking Glass Studio we are sure that 2014 will be a great year. We are looking forward to working on some exiting new projects – though hopefully there will still be some time to catch a fish or two…
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24th December 2013 / Wishing you a Merry Christmas!




3rd December 2013 / Cato Constructions website

At Through The Looking Glass Studio we love to work closely together with our clients to create customised web design that works. The Cato Constructions website is a wonderful example of a Content Management System (CMS) that blends in with the overall branding of the business and allows the client to fully edit their site and add text and photos. Click here to check out this great local construction business.

CatoConstructions


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3rd December 2013 / December wallpaper calendar

Time is flying and Christmas is coming closer. Here at Through The Looking Glass Studio we help you to get into the mood for the festive season with our beautiful December calendar. Please feel free to download the size that you need:



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2nd December 2013 / Naree, The Fire Lady

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of working together with local writer Steve Coleman on his book ‘Naree, The Fire Lady’ with illustrations by the very talented Katrina Guazzo. Originally we were just asked to reproduce Katrina’s paintings but were then given the opportunity to do the layout for the whole book. It’s great to see it printed and a big THANK YOU to Steve and Katrina. Click here to buy a copy for yourself or as a Christmas present. To find out more visit their Facebook page.


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4th November 2013 / November wallpaper calendar

It’s this time of the year again, temperatures raise and the nights get warmer. In this beautiful night shot Naomi captured the patterns of some bugs and moths flying around a spotlight.
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15th October 2013 / Katri & Tony

Fantastic people, sumptuous location, beautifully presented and immaculately delivered. That is how I’d describe the wedding of Katri Lovell & Tony Baatcher at Villa Botanica in Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays. Thanks must go to Tanya and her fabulously professional team at Villa Botanica. It really was a pleasure to work with such an organised establishment. And of course, our utterly gorgeous Bride and Groom, Katri & Tony… Thank you so much for making us a part of your day. If I may use a cliche…“it was a perfect day” then I will, because it was. from the team at Through The Looking Glass Studio we wish you a long and oh so happy life together :-)


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1st October 2013 / October Wallpaper calendar

Is there anything more beautiful than a North Queensland sunset? We just can’t get enough of them…
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19th September 2013 / Ad for Nixon Build

When our Townsville based client Nixon Build asked us to design an ad for the Townsville Bulletin Master Builders magazine we took up the challenge and came up with some ‘uplifting’ designs. The decision wasn’t easy but at the end ‘My Dream House’ won… (have a look in the Townsville Bulletin on 27th September)


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30th August 2013 / September Wallpaper Calendar

We just love to share some of our favourite images with you. This September wallpaper calendar is the first in a series. Please feel free to download the size that you need:



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1st August 2013 / Townsville Grammar School Formal 2013

Yet another fabulous Townsville Grammar School Year 12 Formal. The frocks were stunning, the arrivals amazing and the Venetian Masquerade theme carried off beautifully. Congratulations to the students in their final year and three cheers to all involved in making this night the success that it was.


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17th July 2013 / NQ Buyers Agent logo

Working closely together with our clients and including their ideas and preferences often leads to the best results. We are very happy with the overall look of the new logo for Jennifer and her business NQ Buyers Agent and are now working on the corporate design.


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13th June 2013 / Townsville Tourism campaign

Our thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland and Stella Baker for a great weekend of North Queensland sun and fun shooting their latest Townsville Tourism campaign. Well mostly sun :-/ Thanks also to Michal for his great videography skills. Despite the overcast conditions on occasions we were still able to come up with the shots.

With such great talent as Jess, Alison, Troy and Stephen and excellent locations like Jam Corner, Cotters Markets, The Strand and The Brewery we were bound to have a great weekend. “hic” :-)


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17th April 2013 / Kyle & Tjenara


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26th March 2013 / Townsville Grammar School production

We got a sneak peak of this year’s Townsville Grammar School production. The very colourful and fun, “The Servant of Two Masters”. This comedy by Venetian playwright, Carlo Goldoni is an absolute riot of laughter and our photographer, Rob Parsons found it difficult to hold the camera steady with all the antics at the shoot :-)


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12th March 2013 / Xstrata Sustainablity shoot

We just love the creative opportunities that our work with the mining industry gives us. In February our photographers, Rob Parsons and Naomi Loader travelled to Queensland, Australia’s, North West Minerals province to produce imagery for Xstrata’s upcoming Annual Report and other publications. We photographed from helicopters 3000 feet above ground through to kilometres below in underground mines and everything in between. From big trucks and diggers through to inspiring and engaging professionals engrossed in what they do and they’re happy to tell you all about it. It was a great trip and the team at Xstrata are always a pleasure to work with. Thanks Guys!


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27th February 2013 / Beach Wedding

Our graphic designer put together some album pages for this beautiful relaxed family wedding at the beach… Choosing the right photos was not easy as there were so many wonderful shots!


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18th February 2013 / MaliSilver website

For us it’s still exciting to see a website going life… MaliSilver is a Townsville based business selling affordable silver jewellery from around the world. Our graphic designers worked closely together with the client to create this beautiful looking online shop.

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14th February 2013 / Cato Constructions

When Cato Constructions moved up from Sydney to Townsville they asked us to redesign their logo, stationery and website (which is coming soon…). The two initial Cs in the logo symbolise tree rings as Cato Constructions specialises in carpentry and works mainly with wood.


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5th February 2013 / Young family portrait

The old Great Northern Railway Station in Townsville worked as a wonderful backdrop for these great portraits of the Young family.


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1st February 2013 / Brewster Hjorth Architects

Brewster Hjorth Architects did a great job redeveloping the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library at JCU Townsville. It was a real highlight for us to photograph this wonderful piece of architecture.


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30th January 2013 / Nautilus Aviation

Being a pilot himself, Rob, our photographer, really enjoyed this photo shooting for Nautilus Aviations. Flying high over Townsville he took some great shots of a Long Ranger IV helicopter.


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25th November 2012 / Cloncurry Gala Ball

Cloncurry is a township situated within the Western Minerals Province of North West Queensland. In 1939 a Gala ball was celebrated in their newly built Town Hall. Years rolled by and the Dazzle Ball faded. Recently though, the Cloncurry Town Hall was fully refurbished incorporating a multi Million dollar development, thanks to the generosity of Xstrata, to become the Cloncurry Community Precinct.

To celebrate the opening, the Ball was revived and November 2012 saw over 300 people, from far and wide, descend on the close knit town to once again celebrate the Cloncurry Dazzle Ball.

It’s a privilege to be involved in an event of such historical importance as this. When the Cloncurry Shire Council asked us to travel out from Townsville to provide photography the answer was a resounding yes! It was a great atmosphere with lots of laughs, great food and excellent company.

May the Dazzle Ball go on for many years to come :-)


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26th October 2012 / Myer Opening

Townsville was ready for Myer and we were there to photograph this great event. Jennifer Hawkins, Myer’s Ambassador, presented onstage in her inimitably graceful way. There were plenty of smiles and happy shoppers and a great atmosphere as the roller doors went up, on a new era in Townsville retail.


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23rd September 2012 / Jessica & Brendan


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17th July 2012 / Townsville Grammar Senior's Formal

We’ve been proudly providing photography to Townsville Grammar School for many years now both for their Prospectus, advertising and other commercial aspects, as well as the Year 12 formal.

Every year it’s a great event and the arrivals are not to be missed :-) 2012 was no exception with the students having a fantastic time. It’s events like this that make School Formal Photography great.


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