SEA was established by Sarah Ewing in December 2010. Her concept was to create an agency capable of supporting artists through a collaborative approach and to contribute to the creative industry worldwide. Sarah is international in her mindset and SEA’s roster expands across Melbourne, Sydney, London and New York. From major advertising campaigns and editorial commissions to artistic and personal conceptions, each artist is driven to continuously create new and exciting work. In 2013 SEA become the home for photography at the Jacky Winter Group.
Sarah Ewing is the director of SEA and manages our photography roster. After studying photography at RMIT, she spent the next five years working in London’s photographic industry, where she developed her own working style and an eye for the type of photography she felt strongly about representing. Sarah’s concept was to a create an agency capable of supporting artists through a collaborative approach. As SEA begins its third year, the agency proudly represents an Australian ‘Onshore’ and an international ‘Offshore’ roster of incredibly talented artists specialising in a diverse range of styles. Sarah has a huge admiration for photographers and it is with great pleasure and satisfaction that she works closely with them.
Edita is the newest member to join SEA and comes from a diverse tertiary background in Fine Art, Art Administration and Design, however, her greatest passion has always been photography. Originally from Sydney, her initial desire to work in curatorial practice took a side step when she started her internship at Saatchi & Saatchi which introduced her to the world of advertising. Photo production then became the obvious path combining her love of photography and developing artists’ careers. Since then she has worked in various photo production roles on major accounts including David Jones and ALDI, as well as working as working as an agent representing some of Sydney’s finest photographers, stylists and hair and makeup artists.
Jeremy is the director of The Jacky Winter Group and manages the foundations of every resource an artist could possibly need. Jeremy acts as a public ambassador for the agency, and always seeks to raise the profile of our represented artists through a variety of personal and professional events and projects. At the same time, he continues to actively develop the infrastructure, systems and marketing materials that have grown Jacky Winter into the leading agency that it is today.
Fushia joined The Jacky Winter Group in 2010. In a previous life, she studied Visual Communication at Monash, which is perhaps where she picked up the mild OCD strain that sparked her love of creative project management. Fushia’s favourite part of her job is the gooey match-making; it brings her immense satisfaction to find the perfect match between clients and artists. She spends her days chatting to clients and artists on the phone, finding the best artist for each unique job, crunching numbers, patting Levi, creating the perfect timeline, and, most importantly, making sure that everyone is happy. Give us a call and, we swear, you’ll hear her smile over the phone. She holds the world record in timely email responses.
Monica figured out the quickest way to our hearts when she arrived in early 2011, bearing a basket of baked goods under her arms. We put her to work wrestling with a promo that (quite literally) bit back, and she’s been with us ever since. Monica studied Communication Design at RMIT and has worked as a graphic designer. When she’s not multi-tasking like a boss for The Jacky Winter Group, she’s working on her Masters in Arts and Cultural Management. Fueled by a constant stream of tea, she’ll blog, tweet, post, chat, charm, file, design, upload, unload, chase-up, email and exhale, all with a smile on her dial.
Charlotte burst onto the Jacky Winter scene in late 2011, earning her stripes as the manager of Lamington Drive’s temporary Chadstone gallery space. After studying Fine Art Painting at Monash University, Charlotte launched into a career consisting of pretty much every creative production role imaginable. After a stint in New York making piñatas with Confetti System and sand drawings with Part and Parcel, she headed home to freelance for a number of superstars, including Gloss Creative. She works across all areas of the agency and currently holds the highly coveted title of iTunes playlist overlord.
Bianca joined The Jacky Winter (doo-wop) Group in mid 2012, but it feels as if she’s always been a part of the band. Prior to her big move she worked for five solid years as a commercial animation producer and studio manager at XYZ Studios in Melbourne, helping the studio grow from representing one founding director to eight animation directors worldwide. A self-confessed musical theatre nerd, Bianca can often be found harmonising along to the office iTunes playlist while doing what she loves most: helping artists and clients achieve the impossible dream. Bianca also happens to be the proud owner of a kick-ass reference from a client at Interbrand: “Bianca, like Vishnu, has many arms. Except, instead of using them for quiet reflection or staying out of things, she uses them to juggle and balance deadlines, deliverables and creative egos. I’ve personally assailed her with unrealistic requests and bullshit requirements, and in return she’s made me look like a total hero.” Enough said—this woman is a pro.
Hilary is a freelance writer and Jacky Winter’s online community manager. She has written horoscopes, using a fair amount of creative license. She has written theatre and restaurant reviews, and got stuck into Gwyneth Paltrow as a film critic. She has written news articles and political stories, as well as arts grants, annual reports and education brochures. In case you haven’t guessed by now, Hilary really likes to write. At Jacky Winter, she writes blog posts and the Peter-Pete newsletter. She also makes our printed material tighter than a Hollywood facelift and manages our social media presence. When Hilary isn’t writing, she’s either reading or drinking ink. True story.
Discuss our photographers or send us a brief
We love talking about photography! We work closely with all our photographers so we know what they’re working on and when they are available to work for you.
Our newly revamped artist pages have been specifically designed to showcase the best of their signature style and specialties. There is a huge diversity in aesthetic that our onshore and offshore rosters are able to achieve, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for in our online or print folios, please get in touch as we have much more out back in our virtual stockroom.
Receive a quote
Detailed information on how we cost jobs can be found here. Once we’ve discussed your brief, we’ll put an estimate together that will show you how we will complete the job and all the costs involved.
Our photographers will often chime in here too and share their approach to the proposed idea. They will also supply an image or written treatment if requested.
Our production process
We are a fully serviced production company and manage every aspect of shoot production and coordination from beginning to end and anything in-between. We work with a network of professionals across the globe to support our photographers and clients in their commercial projects. Once an estimate is approved and the photographer is fully briefed – either on the phone or in a personal meeting – the fun begins! We believe in a ‘make it work’ approach and will handle all your job requirements from studio and equipment hire, location scouting and management, catering and sourcing talent to name a few. We have a branch, The Twitchery, which focuses on production and behind the scenes talent, representing crew and digital craftsman, so depending on the brief, we may introduce you to some of our team here. We like to think of ourselves as a creative translator – we work alongside you and the photographer throughout this process to ensure everyone has exactly what they need to complete the job.
It’s most likely someone from your side will be present on the shoot working alongside our photographer and crew. We’re there too, even if you can’t see us! We oversea all our shoot schedules and will tell you exactly what’s happening, where it’s happening and when. We are proud to say that our photographers are simply lovely and at their happiest when they are creating images. We are certain you will enjoy yourself on one of our shoots.
Editing and proofing
After the shoot, the photographer will edit the shots and prepare a selection for you meeting the expectations set in the briefing stages. From here you will make your final selections. Depending on the requirements on the brief, there may also be a series retouching proofs to sign off before the final artwork is complete.
When everyone is satisfied with the image selections the green light will be given to go to final art. Once final art is supplied, no more bets! (In some cases minor tweaks can be made). Final art is supplied digitally – either on file transfer service or FTP.
Show us the money
When everyone is happy, an invoice will be raised and emailed to you which acts as your license. Please note that usage rights are not transferred until an invoice is settled. We are very much aware of the small gnome who haunts offices and hides our invoices and odd socks in a shallow burrow, and are working day and night on his extermination.