The Tide is Turning
I think it's undeniable that there are elements of the Australian community who respond in a xenophobic way to either ethnic or religious minorities (especially Muslims) but given that we have one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the world, I think we are generally very tolerant and accepting of one another. Meaning, we don't necessarily agree on some issues, but we're happy to let people have their own way of life so long as it is legal and does not restrict others.
This picture wasn't a set up. The title and the image are simple, but optimistic. It's not idealistic, but believable which gives me hope.
I hope one day this photo will be seen as just be an ordinary image of two people on a nice beach.
Andrew is the principal of Hoyne, a design agency with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. Hoyne are responsible for the design and creation of many significant Australian brand icons including: Bluetongue, Bolinda, Deakin Estate, Dick Smith, Hills, Metalicus, Multiplex Living, Peter Lehmann, Pure Blonde, Snooze, The Prince, Thirsty Camel and Triple J.
Many other organisations that site Andrew’s involvement as a reason for their brands success include ANZ Bank, Australia Post, Boost, Coca-Cola, Coles, Esprit, Foster’s Group, Hard Yakka, Holden, Holeproof, IXL, Kookaï, Kraft, Kellogg's, Mobil, Mirvac, NewsCorp, Nike, Tandou, Tyrrell's, Wools of New Zealand and World Vision.
Renowned for outstanding creativity, but also an approach to doing business that is unpretentious and pragmatic, Andrew has been the recipient of over 180 prestigious industry awards from Melbourne to Tokyo, London and New York. Andrew has also been honoured with an award of Australian Young Achiever and an honorary life membership from MADC.
In Andrew’s spare time he's had 12 books published, been an Art Director for Vogue Entertaining, and the Editor of The Big Issue magazine. As well as an enthusiastic board member and major contributor to many charities.
However Andrew continues to remain focussed on ensuring his clients brands remain dynamic market leaders.
The art of photographer Ali Nasseri has been acquired by private collectors internationally. He has been awarded by the City of Sydney and receives commissions from design and advertising agencies Australia wide.