Beginning her career in professional photography just six years ago, Michelle Grace Hunder already has a self published photography book in the National Sound and Film Archives of Australia and is considered one of the most revered Australian urban culture photographers.
Now after the 2015 release of her highly anticipated photographic book-RISE, a detailed insight of her personal journey into the world of Australian Hip-Hop, Michelle also spreads her creativity into a number of different avenues, showing an agile versatility – from fashion, to international cultural events.
Her repertoire continues to grow, with Australian and international artists requesting her talents to photograph both live performances and portrait images, used for press, publicity and album covers.
Michelle was invited on tour with Seth Sentry as the official 2015 'Run Tour' photographer as well as touring with Illy on the 2016 'Swear Jar tour', and has been the Official Festival Photographer for "Come Together" at Sydney's iconic Big Top at Luna Park for the past 4 years. She was also employed as head photographer for Gilimbaa for the Headspace National "Yarn Safe" campaign as well as shooting the Christmas campaign for Crumpler.
After shooting with literally every major player in the Australian Hip-Hip scene, Michelle has spent the last two years on a personal project that was released in Nov 2016, "Her Sound, Her Story" celebrating Women in Australian Music, across all genres, with her project partner, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Michelle & Claudia worked with 50 women across all genres, shooting both portraits and interviews for this incredible project.
2016 has seen her continue to shoot major events for Headspace and has just started a new relationship shooting portraits for Melbourne publication 'The Big Issue'.
Michelle also hosts a weekly Hip Hop radio show on Kiss Fm, along with Louella Deville, just to add to her already incredibly busy schedule!
Photo by Oli Sansom
Studio - 151 Abbotsford St
North Melbourne Vic 3051