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 became 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.
Acting as both the face and voice of JWHQ and the gallery manager of Lamington Drive, Shena draws upon her studies in Art History and years of dedicated service at Gertrude Contemporary, Centre for Contemporary Photography and Right Angle Studio. Before joining the JW family, Shena did a stint at Hong Kong gallery, 10 Chancery Lane. She is passionate about contemporary art and enjoys working with our artists to plan and deliver exhibitions at Lamington Drive. In her spare time she writes, curates, practices yoga and loves camping. In addition to ensuring that our operation is running smoother than a Swiss watch, Shena also happens to be one of the most excellent human beings we have ever known.
Sam is a Melbourne native who studied a BA in Photography at RMIT. She started working at Clemenger Group as part of the Seven Brains Grad Program and moved from a role in Creative Activation to working across accounts including MARS and CUB. She spent five years in conflict resolution as a senior technician at Apple then won several industry awards from Portland Wieden + Kennedy and Ogilvy Singapore for her winning combination of creativity, enthusiasm and proficiency. Sam joined The Jacky Winter Group in 2014 and likes to feed her inner nerd by single-handedly building things like a mini-computer and camera dolly. Yep, she’s as highly motivated as they come, and as smart as two foxes tied together.
Sarah started off life on the Gold Coast before migrating to Melbourne in early 2012. Her first professional job was in pre-press for a newspaper, after which she turned her considerable talents to producing magazines like ‘frankie’ at Morrison Media. Three and a half years into the gig, she expanded her skill set with a job in programming at Network Ten’s head office in Sydney, where she was constantly on the lookout for B-grade celebrities and reality TV stars. She got swept up in the advertising industry and took up the role of Production/Studio Manager at Lifelounge Agency, which involved learning buzzwords like ‘gamification’ and praying for everything to go ‘viral’. Sarah has a genuine passion for promoting others’ creative talent and being immersed in a good brief. She loves seeing jobs come to life – whether on supermarket shelves or city streets – but still has difficulty explaining to her parents how exactly she uses her organisational powers to to orchestrate artists and clients.
Li Liang Johnson
Li is another fresh face at The Jacky Winter Group, joining the team in early 2014. Towards the end of her studies in Business Marketing & Communications at Monash University, Li started her brilliant marketing career at adidas Australia. She spent five years planning and executing in-store events, retail loyalty programs, social media campaigns and other exciting initiatives which made many people want to get a three striped insignia in their lives. She spent some time overseas getting involved in the art community of Honolulu and learnt a lot from the international mural and art festival Pow! Wow! Hawai’i. It spawned her insatiable desire to connect artists with clients and creatively influence the visual landscape of the globe. Li spends her days finding the right combination of artists and clients at JW HQ, and acting as an enabler to team success.
Hilary is a freelance writer and The Jacky Winter Group’s online community manager. She has written daily horoscopes – using a fair amount of creative license – as well as theatre, restaurant and film reviews. She has authored numerous political pieces, arts grants, annual reports and feature articles. At Jacky Winter, she writes our blog, social media stories and the Peter-Peter newsletter. She also edits artist biographies and generally makes our written material look tighter than a Hollywood facelift. 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.