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Michel Lawrence Photography. A selection of published works …



Advertisements for The Herald Sun. Companions to TV ads featuring Lindsay Fox, Ian Cover, Elizabeth Chong and Sam Angelico. Portraits by Michel Lawrence

Portrait by Michel Lawrence as used by the magazine TimeOut.
A portrait by Michel Lawrence for the All of Us project as used by the magazine TimeOut.

Who Weekly-AoU

A spread for All of Us in Who Weekly for Australia Day.

Age Masthead Sid

Sid Nolan portrait by Michel Lawrence in The Age.

The Age. Story on the acclaimed artist, Sir Sidney Nolan with portrait of Nolan by Michel Lawrence


Herald Sun Banner Pointer. Featuring article on the American actress Heather Locklear. Photo of Heather Locklear by Michel Lawrence. (Photographed during a TV commercial shoot in Hollywood with Locklear and the actor Grant Shue).

Lloyd Rees cover of Good Weekend portrait by Michel Lawrence

Cover of Good Weekend featuring the last interview with the acclaimed artist Lloyd Rees…

GoodWeekend at 30 …And listed by GoodWeekend as one of its Best 30 Covers (See top left hand corner). Portrait of Lloyd Rees by Michel Lawrence

MultiMedia – Web, TV, Print


Tlevision campaign, website and print advertising materials for a Victorian Government campaign featuring the comedian Dave Hughes. Portraits by Michel Lawrence.

Magazine Cover – Group portrait

Michel Lawrence's group portrait of some of Australia's leading women lawyers, jurists, academics and legal administrators

A group portrait of a group of Australia’s most influential and most important legal minds. Commissioned for a special landmark issue o the Law Institute Journal. Along with 21 individual portraits for the feature inside the magazine.


Promotional Monographs


EuroWow -spread

Large format photographic essays on contemporary European retailing. Published by J.Walter Thompson. Euro Wow! Written and Photographed by Michel Lawrence. 


WowUSA spread

Large format photographic essays on contemporary American retailing. Published by J.Walter Thompson. Wow!USA  Written and Photographed by Michel Lawrence. 

Volvo ad

Bilia brochure

A series of retail ads for Bilia Volvo and an accompanying 20page brochure. Photos by Michel Lawrence


Multi-Media Campaign for Ford Motor Co. shot in Birsdville NT.

Book Portraits

Michel Lawrence has contributed more than 30 portraits to book publishers, mainly as monographs on Australian artists. Here are a few selected examples.


Elwyn Lynn retrospective monograph: Metaphor and Texture, published by Craftsman House. Photo of Elwyn Lynn by Michel Lawrence. 


Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart. By Barry Pearce. Published by Wakefield Press. Portrait of Jeffrey Smart by Michel Lawrence.

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Donald Friend – A Retrospective. Published by Art Gallery of NSW. Portrait by Michel Lawrence.

Print Advertising

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A series of portraits for a Blockbuster Video press advertising campaign conceived as a pastiche of well-known movies. All portraits by Michel Lawrence 


A multi-media campaign for the Victorian Premier’s Department



Website for the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Portraits by Michel Lawrence

Indianaussiesv1Indianaussiesweb2-individ1-794x600Website and print support materials for joint project commissioned by  the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. All portraits by Michel Lawrence

Government Policy Document


Following the public exhibition and the publication of the book, All of Us, featuring 200 portraits by Michel Lawrence, the Victorian Premier’s Department commissioned the adoption of both the title and a large selection of images for the Government’s Multicultural Policy.

Michel Lawrence’s published work.

Michel Lawrence has always been interested in photographing people. Rather than objects, buildings or the myriad of things photographers turn their lenses to.

Michel’s archives trail back to university where he was the foundation editor of the student newspaper at La Trobe University, which he titled Rabelais, after the Renaissance French satirical writer, Francois Rabelais, best known for his sometimes grotesque, sometimes bawdy jokes.

Michel Lawrence has had several careers, but whatever he has done – Journalism, Band Management, Publishing, and Advertising – he has also, always been a photographer. His early work was centred around performers, musicians, actors, singers, comedians et al, largely for the Last Laugh Theatre restaurant and record companies and theatre promoters.

Michel Lawrence has held a number of major exhibitions, beginning at the Lighthouse Gallery in Prahran with Funny Business in 1986. This was followed by exhibitions at Australian Galleries in both Melbourne and Sydney for Framed, Portraits of Australian artists. His most recent large-scale exhibitions were staged at Federation Square Melbourne for the projects All of Us followed by Indian Aussies – which is also continuing a tour of Indian cities beginning in New Delhi in 2012.

Michel’s published work has been carried in a mixture of newspapers, magazines and books. He has also had two photographic books published, Framed and All of Us. The published work has equally been included in monographs and advertising materials as newspaper and magazine ads and includes numerous high profile people.