DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Leighton Hutchinson is in charge of all things photography at FASHFEST, coordinating the work of all other photographers during the event, including behind-the-scenes, runway fashion, musicians and guests. Leighton is well known for his fashion, editorial, commercial, advertising and portraiture photography. With more than a decades experience behind the lens, Leighton’s masterful technique is widely acknowledged in Canberra and beyond. Leighton has been Director of Photography for FASHFEST since the inaugural event.
Kylie Jackson, Photography Manager, ensures that the Director of Photography and other official photographers have all they need to capture the excitement of FASHFEST. The cool, calm and collected manager runs a tight ship and ensures the photography team runs smoothly both in the lead up and all throughout the event. Kylie’s experience with photography production and her human resources background, combined with a love of fashion, make her the perfect fit for the FASHFEST team.
After years as a computer engineer, Doug Hall pursued his passion for photography. Doug’s work has a light and dark side. His dark beauty portraiture is his Yin, and his light wedding photography is his Yang. Today, Doug teaches photography to the next generation through workshops and retreats. At FASHFEST 2016 he is responsible for front-of-house photography.
Avon Dissanayake is a sought-after wedding photographer and wedding film producer in Canberra and Sri Lanka. He has worked closely with FASHFEST for the past three years. With more than 10 years of photography and large-scale production experience, Avon has a sharp eye and a beautiful style. At FASHFEST 2016, Avon is responsible for back-of-house photography.
Andrew Sikorski is an Accredited Member of the AIPP. His fine art photos have been regularly exhibited in galleries in Australia and overseas. During his career, Andrew has won numerous awards including ACT Wedding Photographer of the Year and the Canberra Critics Circle Award for his exhibition of fine art photos. At FASHFEST 2016, Andrew is responsible for music photography.
ARRIVALS AND VIP PHOTOGRAPHY
Heidi Flaherty loves to get behind the lens. FASHFEST combines her love of photography, events and fashion design. Heidi loves the challenge of making people comfortable in front of the camera, whether it’s a family portrait, wedding or social event. Photography runs in her family and has been a passion and a hobby since she could hold a camera. At FASHFEST 2016, Heidi is responsible for arrivals and VIP photography.