Light, shade, shape, colour, shadow, highlight, perspective communication. Photography is a creative business
Photo: Ocean One. Dongjiang, Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China. Client: Rainbow Land Holdings.
Blain has a passion for buildings, landscapes and observations of the ever changing shapes of the Natural and built World. He has been in the business of creating professional and memorable images for over 20 years, capturing and recording their beauty and purpose for advertising and marketing purposes, for clients such as architects, interior designers, landscape designers, hotels, commercial real estate, developers and charities across Australia, South East Asia, Northern Asia. 10 of those years in mainland China.
Blain is an observer of life, living and being, and through experience and maturity has developed a unique view of the World. While documenting the built environment - pieces of time are captured moment by moment - observing the commercial aspects of the visual communication process by meeting clients' portfolio requirements. In 2001, he produced, photographed and exhibited a 'cause related marketing' project, The Icon Series 1. See portraits.
When commissioned by a client, Blain is the professional and creative problem solver who - in a relaxed and focussed manner - assists to "tell the story" of the project with photographs.
To make an enquiry to commission or use of stock images, please call +61(0)428378422 or email email@example.com
Blain blogs on Instagram and Linkedin. Testimonials ‘I was very impressed by Blain Crellin’s professional work for us. His strong social justice ethic permeates all he does including his ability to communicate with the disadvantaged and disheartened as well as his communications with the rich and famous." John Dalziel. Communications Director forThe Salvation Army (now retired).
'We have commissioned Blain to photograph many of our architectural projects in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Blain is good to work with, producing consistently good photographs too.” Harold Guida.Director.Guida Moseley BrownArchitects. Canberra. Australia
“We consider Blain an imaginative photographer who understands the creative process and can execute the logistics of an assignment regardless of location." Carlo Carello. Director. Peddle Thorp Architects. Melbourne. Australia.
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Blain on a challenging photographic brief. Not only did Blain go above and beyond, producing a brilliant result, he was a joy to work with." Fiona Leeming Creative Director Honey Communications
“Blain is a beautiful Architectural Photographer who manages to capture the essence of the design idea.” Anthony Charles. Head of Design Turner Construction. Dubai. Abu Dhabi. UAE.
“I worked with Blain in Shanghai on many photographic projects. I’ve always found him to be a perfectionist and has a great eye for both detail and the big picture.” Steve Hinchliffe. Marketing Director. Connoisseur Group. China.
“We were thoroughly impressed by his professionalism, attention to detail and photographic abilities throughout the entire process”. Adam Vart. Account Manager. USA. Blain is available for local Australian and international commissions. Please contact Blain if you are interested in the purchase or use of any images within these pages.
He is fluent in English, and conversational Mandarin. Blain trained as a classical musician (piano) with father (civil/structural engineer) and mother (artist).
With a hospitality and business management background, he is also currently a student at university in Australia studying sociology. Hobbies: Bike riding, rollerblading, darts. Wine tasting and cooking. Reading and writing poetry, and creative writing.