With a decade of experience, Michelle Grace Hunder has two separate series in the National Sound and Film Archive of Australia and is considered one of the most revered Australian Music Photographers.
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, both Australian and international artists began requesting her talents to photograph both live performances and portrait images, used for press, publicity and album covers.
After shooting with literally every major player in the Australian Hip-Hop scene, Michelle then spent four years on a major personal project called “Her Sound, Her Story”, celebrating Women in Australian Music, across all genres, with her project partner, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore.
Michelle and Claudia worked with over 80 women, both artists and behind the scenes in the music industry, across all genres, shooting portraits and interviews for this highly ambitious project. The full-length documentary of “Her Sound, Her Story” premiered with huge industry acclaim in May of 2018.
Joining the creative team that is responsible for the visual representation of Australian artist Ruel, the last few years has seen Michelle produce all of the press shots, album and single covers and all live performances for the young musical prodigy.
Michelle also live streams photography workshops, interviews and follower challenges on Twitch, three times a week. You can follow her here:
We recently sat down with Michelle to learn more:
My husband bought me my first DSLR, and he asked a long-time friend and brilliant photographer Wayne Quilliam what he would recommend, and Wayne recommended Nikon! I’ve shot Nikon ever since, I even owned one of Wayne’s old D700s at one point as well!
- Nikon Z 6II
- Nikon Z 6
- Nikon Z5
- NIKKOR Z Z 24-70mm f/4 S
- NIKKOR Z 16-35mm f/2.8
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
- Nikon D4 (used for portraits)
- Nikon AF 20MM F/2.8D Lens
- Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AF-D
- Nikon AF 35mm f/2 D
- Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8 D
- Nikon NIKKOR AF 60mm f/2.8 D Micro Autofocus
- NIKKOR AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
- Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4 D