FLIPP represented photographer/director and artist Rob Palmer has won the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize for his image “The Mahi-Mahi”.
The image is one from “The Whole Fish Cookbook” series Palmer created with chef Josh Niland, whose pioneering approach to zero waste cuisine and sustainable seafood is so exciting.
Niland’s restaurant Saint Peter received widespread critical acclaim because Josh is serious about pushing the boundaries of seafood, utilising every part of the fish in his cooking and wasting nothing.
Says Palmer: “I loved working with Josh because he’s focused and knows exactly what he wants. Even though the likes of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson have all labelled Josh one of the most amazing chefs of his time and everyone wants a piece of him, none of this seems to interest him (maybe it does but he sure doesn’t show it!) as much as pursuing creativity and perfection within his food.”
Palmer (above) is no stranger to such artistic, perfectionist pursuits either. Beginning his illustrious career as a surf photographer in Hawaii, Palmer has since travelled the globe and settled back in Sydney where he continues to capture gorgeous pictures of mouth-watering food, candidly startling portraits and evocative, arresting lifestyle snippets. Palmer captures light and life in a fresh, innovative way, pushing the boundaries to create the best possible shots that we only wish could leap off the page and into our mouths.
Palmer is represented by FLIPP Management and together they have created some awesome campaigns for client such as Qantas and AMEX for its Business Rewards Card, the perfect partner for Netflix and Chill; UberEats, as well as household staples Woolworths, Coles, Arnott’s, Coles, Nestle, Cadbury’s, Sunbeam, Uncle Toby’s, White Wings and Devondale. The list goes on and on but suffice to say if it’s delicious, Palmer has most likely shot it.
Palmer also collaborates with many celebrities and chefs such as Sarah Wilson, Michelle Bridges, Pete Evans, Manu Feildel and Matt Moran to produce not just stunning cookbooks but pieces of art.
Feast your eyes on Palmer’s beautiful images from the series below, along with some shots from the Award ceremony.
For all collaborations please contact FLIPP Management.
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We are absolutely heartbroken to have had to cancel our gala event for the launch of the #NationalPhotographicPortraitPrize this evening! We’d like to apologise again to the finalists and their families who have travelled from around Australia to be here. We would have loved to give you the celebratory evening you so deserve, however the safety and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and wider community has to be our priority at this difficult time. Without further ado, we would like to congratulate the winners of the #NPPP2020; #HighlyCommended: Hugh Stewart (hughstewartgallery) for his incredible portrait of the dancer Eileen Kramer who turned 105 this year. Hugh receives a ColorEdge CG2730 27" monitor valued at $3,245 from our friends @eizo_apac And, of course, our #winner: Rob Palmer (@photopalmer) for his portrait ‘The Mahi-Mahi’ featuring chef Josh Niland! Rob’s prize includes $30,000 cash from the National Portrait Gallery and the latest photographic equipment from @canonaustralia, valued at over $22,000. Congratulations Rob and Hugh! Now it’s over to you to vote for your favourite portrait in our People’s Choice Award! The artist who receives the most votes will receive Fine Art printing to the value of $2,200 thanks to @sunstudios. You can view all the finalists work and vote on our website, link in our bio. The National Portrait Gallery is open from 10am-5pm and we encourage you all to visit the National Photographic Portrait Prize! There will be special tours by the judges tomorrow, Saturday 14 March, at 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:00pm. Please continue to check our website portrait.gov.au and social media channels for further updates. #Winners #NPG #PortraitAu #NationalPortraitGallery #WinnerWinnerFishDinner #VoteNow #CBRarts #AustralianArt #MagnificentMahi #PhotographicPortraitPrize #RobPalmer #JoshNiland