With a decade of experience, Michelle Grace Hunder has two separate portrait series in the National Sound and Film Archive of Australia and is considered one of the most revered Australian Music Photographers.
After the 2015 release of her highly anticipated photographic book- "RISE", a detailed insight of her personal journey into the world of Australian Hip-Hop, both Australian and international artists began requesting her talents to photograph both live performances and portrait images, used for press, publicity and album covers.
After shooting with literally every major player in the Australian Hip-Hip scene, Michelle then spent four years on a major personal project called "Her Sound, Her Story" celebrating Women in Australian Music, across all genres, with her project partner, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore.
Michelle & Claudia worked with over 80 women, both artists and behind the scenes in the music industry, across all genres, shooting portraits and interviews for this highly ambitious project. The full length documentary of "Her Sound, Her Story" premiered with huge industry acclaim in May of 2018. You can check out this project here > http://www.hersoundherstory.com
Joining the creative team that is responsible for the visual representation of Australian artist Ruel, the last few years have seen Michelle produce all of the press shots, album and single covers and all live performances for the young musical prodigy.
Her unique style captures the raw energy and emotion of live performances, and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. In addition to her work as a music photographer, Michelle is also a dedicated advocate for the Australian music industry and has been a vocal supporter of local musicians and venues.
Michelle has been proudly supported by Nikon since 2020, being an offical Nikon Z Creator, shooting with the Nikon Z6 and Z6ii, and streaming with the Z5.
If you are wanting to learn more about being a professional music photographer, Michelle has created an Online Masterclass. This course we will go through the different pathways to shooting both small and major shows, how to build your portfolio and how to take the next step by charging for your work and maybe even touring the country with an artist > https://www.mghmasterclass.com
Michelle also live streams photography workshops, interviews and follower challenges on Twitch, three times a week. You can follow her here > https://www.twitch.tv/michelleghunder
Photo by Shotti
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North Melbourne Vic 3051