Eynesbury is a new estate being established out at Melton, a satellite city west of Melbourne. The face of Eynesbury is Gold Logie award winning actor, John Wood and I was honoured to be able to spend the day with him and David Ketels, a long time client and friend, taking photographs ofhim using Eyensbury's unique resource - recycled water.
The basic idea of the campaign is to let people know that while Melbourne is being struck with heavy water usage restrictions, those who live at Eynesbury can use as much recycled water as they like. So we spent the day photographing John washing his car, watering the garden - all the things you can't do freely in Melbourne. It was had such an impact on me that even I felt like washing my car - and I never feel like washing my car. Its a great idea, but I must admit that I felt like calling it the Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah Nyah campaign.
Working with David is always fun, but I had never photographed John Wood before. John is a legend in the Australian television industry but working with him was an absolute pleasure. When we finally stopped and shared a beer and a late lunch together I had forgotten that I was working with such a well known actor. He is very laid back and easy to work with. I have worked with many celebrities over the years and admittedly some are easier to work with than others. Working with John was a pleasure. I hope I get to do it again.