We are a recognised leader in Australian commercial photo imaging.

About Us

Images for Business is a recognised leader in Australian commercial photo imaging.

Founded by director Chris Shain, the business was established to bring together creativity, multi-format imaging, enterprise-grade operational capability and outstanding customer experiences.

The business differs from most imaging businesses by possessing a rare combination of experience, expertise, staff, technology and process. This means we have the capacity and capability to meet the unique demands of major corporations, government and joint venture organisations.

Building our business with scale has allowed us to stay on the leading edge of technological innovation. This allows us to deliver the very best imaging quality and project efficiency to our clients.

  • Chris Shain

    Director, Photographer

    0419 977 411

  • Simon Anders

    Photographer

    0423 161 849

  • Toby Shain

    Time-lapse Specialist & Videographer

    0407 418 932

  • Mal Veitch

    Motion Video Editor

    02 9516 0758

  • Alex Shain

    Relationship Manager

    02 9516 0758

  • Virginia Moir

    Studio Manager

    02 9516 0758

  • Stuart Poignand

    Marketing Manager

Chris Shain

Director, Photographer

Chris is one of Australia’s leading commercial photographers with over 30 years of industry experience. Through professionally crafted images he brings stories to life. No matter who or what the photography subject, Chris’s ability to closely collaborate and also have fun whilst working produces results clients are very proud of. His experience is vast and he has worked with a wide range of people, from Prime Ministers, CEO’s and construction workers right through to the marginalised in society. Chris has a highly regarded and demonstrable record with major infrastructure, construction and architectural projects. He is a respected tertiary lecturer and media commentator on significant photography industry issues and is a regular guest speaker at Australian photographic and imaging conferences and international photography congresses. He is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

Simon Anders

Photographer

With over 15 years photographic experience and as a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP), Simon is well versed in the challenging task of crafting an image. Working for a variety of clients from large tech companies and government departments to estate agents and nervous vendors on property shoots, Simon is able to work quickly and efficiently to produce effective imagery designed to document, promote and sell your story or brand.

Simon holds a B.Fine Art degree in Photomedia from the University of New South Wales and has extensive expertise in both Interior & Exterior Architectural Photography, Corporate Portraiture, Conference & Event Coverage as well as Industrial, Infrastructure & Construction Photography. Simon is well placed to work with you and your clients to cover your photographic requirements from start to finish with confidence.

Toby Shain

Time-lapse Specialist & Videographer

Whether it’s a multi-year time lapse project or a simple corporate video, Toby adds a reliable & fresh approach to Images For Business’ motion productions.

His versatility and extensive experience across multiple creative professions including Time-Lapse Photography, Videography, and Music composition in addition to his passion and enthusiasm in managing Images For Business’ client base makes him an integral cog in the Images For Business machine.

Mal Veitch

Motion Video Editor

Mal is a video editor with over 30 years of experience. From early days in corporate documentaries, commercials and music videos (eg. “One Country” for Midnight Oil), through promos (Channel 7) to reality TV (“My Restaurant Rules”) and drama (“Home and Away”, “All Saints”), Mal brings wide industry knowledge and fast turnarounds to video projects.

Alex Shain

Relationship Manager

Alex brings a range of skills to the Images for Business team. His role is to expand the presence of Images for Business in the Government and large corporate sectors, and play a key role in account management. After spending six years as General Manager at Reconciliation Australia, Alex is now a director and consultant at Images for Business.

Alex is a skilled facilitator with an established career in education. Alex works across not-for- profit, Government and Corporate organisations to develop strategies with the aim of effecting positive change in society.

A recent project of relevant interest was his role as an adviser on the documentary film – The Final Quarter – that examines the last three years of Adam Goodes’ playing career.

Virginia Moir

Studio Manager

Through her 15 + years career within the creative industry, Virginia brings a wealth of experience to her role as Studio Manager. Having previously worked in film & tv production/post production, design & media sales, in roles such as Producer, Studio Manager and Facilitator, she has extensive understanding of the many aspects involved in bringing a creative project together for a successful outcome. This experience, combined with her passion and enthusiasm for all things aesthetic, makes her ideal to help manage the broad range of projects we undertake.

Stuart Poignand

Marketing Manager

Stuart is a marketing and sales professional with over 25 years photography and imaging industry experience. His previous roles include General Manager of Marketing and Head of Professional Markets at Canon. Stuart helps Images for Business to meet the process and procurement needs of corporate and government clients.

Our Testimonials

See what our clients say about us.

  • Glenn Bentley

    CEO
    ALTRAC Light Rail

    Our experience with Images for Business has been outstanding. They are positive, proactive and always on the lookout for opportunities and angles that will enhance the outcome.

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  • Chris Degnan

    Managing Director
    Degnan Constructions

    Images for Business delivered a fantastic time-lapse, photo reel and video montage that has now set a standard for the marketing material Degnan will release.

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  • Carl Yates

    Project Director
    Transport for NSW

    The value that Images for Business provides is the quality and creativity of their images; their excellent and reliable service; and the ease with which we work together.

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  • Nic Drummond

    Graphic Design & Creative Project Manager
    Elton Consulting

    The quality of the results Images for Business deliver is outstanding. They are a highly capable and professional business that consistently adds value to the services we provide.

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  • Gary Schembri

    Business Development Director
    Winder Controls Australia

    What we particularly value in the relationship with images for business is their professional, straightforward and efficient approach. They are highly responsive to our needs.

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  • Kadin Morse

    Project Manager
    Aver

    Images for Business consistently demonstrated the experience and expertise to advise what would work best and then implemented the recommendations with absolute professionalism.

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  • Biljana Stanic

    Marketing & Communications Manager
    Martinus

    Simon took the brief and just ran with it – he took amazing photos, and with very little direction really captured the essence of who we are as a company.

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  • Donna Selby

    Head of Communications
    Australian Group Insurances

    Our experience with the team at Images for Business has been nothing short of excellent.

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Glenn Bentley

CEO
ALTRAC Light Rail
Capturing the construction and start of passenger services of the new light rail system through the CBD and South East was the focus of the partnership between Images for Business and ALTRAC Light Rail. The Images for Business team has been instrumental in providing practical advice and solutions to be able to capture construction progress across the project successfully. They’ve also recorded and edited footage of the significant milestones such as the first tram to travel along George Street in nearly 50 years. Their capability has ensured that key milestones are captured and edited into digital-friendly packages in a short timeframe. Their active participation in setting up time-lapse cameras in key project locations has also supported us to record construction as a legacy for the archives as well as for metropolitan media. Images for Business are flexible and understanding when there are unforeseen changes. Their ability to establish positive working relationships with at all levels of the projects has added much value to their capability to meet deadlines and deliver on outcomes. Our experience with Images for Business has been outstanding. They are positive, proactive and always on the lookout for opportunities and angles that will enhance the outcome. The team is friendly, flexible and easy to work with.

Chris Degnan

Managing Director
Degnan Constructions
Degnan were wanting to produce high caliber marketable material of live construction, showcasing our companies current projects to gain exposure. Images for Business delivered a fantastic time-lapse, photo reel and video montage of several projects milestone phases. This has now set a standard for the marketing material Degnan will release. Degnan has achieved a higher level of marketing material, which we would be proud to showcase to our clients and also the wider public. Not only is the finished product to such high quality, but the customer service from the IFB team is second to none, they really go above and beyond for you. The pre-planning IFB undertakes results in an easy delivery process, this being site visits to completely understand the project and capture the key elements. Images for Business was a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to seeing what they produce in the future.

Carl Yates

Project Director
Transport for NSW
The B-Line Program is an integrated package of transport service and infrastructure improvements designed to provide more reliable bus journeys between Sydney’s Mona Vale and the Sydney CBD. Images for Business was commissioned to document the construction phase with time- lapse imaging. Also, to capture still images of everything from community consultation to construction and all related infrastructure. Images for Business made the imaging part of the process simple for us by being hands- on during the planning phase and being highly responsive to every need, even at very short notice. The value that Images for Business provide exists in three main areas: the quality and creativity of their images; their excellent and reliable service; and the ease with which we work together. They are highly involved, self-managed and deliver results. We look forward to the next opportunity to work together.

Nic Drummond

Graphic Design & Creative Project Manager
Elton Consulting
Elton Consulting delivers a wide range of services that facilitate advancement in urban planning, communities and sustainability to all levels of Government, the private sector and community organisations. We initially engaged Images for Business to create video communications for TAFE NSW to help staff and students to understand and adapt to a range of changes at Meadowbank TAFE. We are currently working together on a corporate video for Transport for NSW as part of their Digital Systems Program – a significant upgrade of signalling and train control technology. Images for Business has provided us with an end-to-end solution for video communications. Their work extends from planning to pre-production, shooting, editing and preparing the final video with titles and graphics. We have valued working with the team at Images for Business. They contribute clear advice, are responsive and adapt to our needs. Above all, the quality of the results they deliver is outstanding. They are a highly capable and professional business that consistently adds value to the services we provide.

Gary Schembri

Business Development Director
Winder Controls Australia
Winder Controls is a manufacturer of heavy equipment for the mining industry. When we started working with Images for Business, we had no high-quality images of our equipment, our processes, or how they are deployed in the field.
We decided to create a catalogue of still photographs, time-lapse and video images that could help to elevate our conversations with the world’s largest mining companies from products, to the results that they can expect and the value they add to our client’s businesses. We needed to do things differently from our competitors and create a compelling demonstration in high-stakes boardroom meetings.
Images for Business has worked tirelessly to understand our business and needs and produce results that are a cut above. It’s involved a significant commitment for us. For example, to commission multi-year time videos that demonstrate the installation and operation of the equipment. Throughout, the team has not missed a beat.
The outcome of the images we have has been exposure to new opportunities, the achievement of a world-class market presence and increased sales results.
What we particularly value in the relationship with Images for Business is their professional, straightforward and efficient approach. They are highly responsive to our needs. Most of all, we now have a range of outstanding imaging resources that have added value to our business.

Kadin Morse

Project Manager
Aver
Aver is a specialist Development Management and Project Management consultancy that manages construction and public infrastructure projects. We engaged Images for Business to visually capture the restoration process of nationally listed heritage buildings. They provided timelapse, video, drone and still photography services. The project existed over a large and complex campus with multiple working locations. As the project construction progressed, Images for Business were able to work with the project team to plan a strategy that adapted image capture to the changing demands of the project. Images for Business consistently demonstrated the experience and expertise to advise what would work best and then implemented the recommendations with absolute professionalism. The result was a high-quality archival record of the restoration works. Images for Business has a great team to work with across the board. They are professional, accommodating to any changes, and most importantly deliver an excellent finished product.

Biljana Stanic

Marketing & Communications Manager
Martinus
It was an absolute pleasure to have Simon come out to one of our sites to take photos and aerial footage. Simon took the brief and just ran with it – he took amazing photos of both our project and our construction team. Simon made our construction team feel at ease and with very little direction really captured the essence of who we are as a company.

Donna Selby

Head of Communications
Australian Group Insurances
Our experience with the team at Images for Business has been nothing short of excellent. They are professional, flexible and wonderful to work with. We are really pleased with the quality of the images of our team and office. We now have a superb repository of image resources that reflect our company so positively. We would definitely use them again in future and recommend them to any organisation.