As children to parents of Middle Eastern, Balkan and European descent, Andre & Dominique’s heritage translated into a cultural Silk Road, coloured and overflowing with an array of exotic music and arts. 

For Andre, a handmade concoction of timber, nails and fishing line resembling a guitar was banged up and given to him by his father after watching a performance by Sir Paul McCartney on television as a child. This sparked his creative flame and led to a life long passion for music. Trying to master a seemingly endless art, Andre would play until his fingers bled, inspired by legends such as Lenny Kravitz, Buddy Guy, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. In an effort to independently promote his live performances, he taught himself web and graphic design. Design would become his muse for many years while gaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design. This forged his love for visual communications, in which he found photography to be a beautiful expressive medium for his passions.

For Dominique, ever since she was an inquisitive tiny tot she’s been peeking over her father’s shoulders, inspired by his many surrealist artworks and architectural design plans. Sitting at his feet, his drafting desk would become the cave ceiling of her treasure trove, featuring collections of trinkets found whilst rummaging through her grandmother’s dressing table drawers. This creative influence led her to costume jewellery making and her love of interior styling - creating beautiful, inviting spaces and settings, and in turn working with some reputable brands. Her mother fostered a love of travel within her early years by heading out on many road trips along Australia’s gorgeous coastlines and rustic country towns. This would inspire her lengthy career in international marketing, creating campaigns and building brands representing Australian tourism and business industries - backed by her Bachelor of Commerce Degree specialising in Marketing and Human Resource Management.

When Andre met Dominique their creativity converged in photography. On their travels they discovered lifestyles of locals they envied, and experienced first hand the rich cultures of their parent’s homelands. ‘Joie de vivre’ became their life philosophy and they now blend this ethic with their passions and experiences into all of their work.

They currently reside in Sydney with their free spirited daughter Liv Amelie and energetic son Louis Hendrik.

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Contact

Andre & Dominique
Phone: +61 410 422 036
Email: studio@andredominique.com
Location: Sydney, Australia.

Clients/People Photographed:

- Nestle / Milo
- Lindt & Sprüngli
- Tourism Australia
- Cancer Council
- Pinnacle Drinks
- ANZ
- Men's Health Magazine Australia
- Roger Federer (Professional Tennis Player)
- Mitchell Johnson (Professional Cricket Fast Bowler)
- Maria Tutaia (Professional Netball Player)
- Ogilvy Australia
- Austrade (Australian Trade Commission)
- AFTRS (Australian Film, Television & Radio School)
- Subway Restaurants
- Crinitis Restaurants
- Nova Entertainment (Nova FM)
- Southern Star Entertainment
- Rentokil / Initial
- Luxury Escapes