John Hyde MLA

We recently spent an delightful afternoon photographing John Hyde in and around his electorate. John’s been representing for the people of Perth in WA’s house on the hill for over a decade now. Inner urban isn’t what it used to be  – John’s seat takes in the CBD as well as the rapidly changing residential areas from East Perth to Mount Hawthorn. Kings Park too. John Hyde MLA, Member for Perth
Photography of political candidates has long been a very conservative affair involving the application of far too much hairspray and far too little reality. Art director Ray van Kempen was after a fresh look that emphasised John’s intimate knowledge of the electorate as well as his active engagement with its denizens. Armed with a small retinue of extras and stylist Liz Carberry we confounded the baristas and bus drivers of Beaufort Street before wrapping at James Street with a twilight city backdrop. As John noted Perth turned on its best for us.
John Hyde MLA, Member for PerthJohn Hyde MLA, Member for Perth