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Chillary isn’t a fan of writing bios in the third person, so he’ll seamlessly switch to talking about himself in the first by saying that Chillary is me, Chris Hillary. Hello.
I’m a Commercial Comedy Photographer, based in, but not restricted to, Melbourne Australia.
I like to produce images that make people cackle. Or make them chuckle. Or make that noise where they’re slightly amused at something but not so much that it warrants opening their mouths and instead they let out a quiet but deep “hhmmh”.
Let’s call it a chackle.
Stylistically, my work has been described as hyperreal. Pretty apt I reckon, as reality has never really done it for me and I’d prefer to escape it as often as possible.
Most of my commercial work is conducted off the back of a motion production. So if you’re looking for someone who knows how to behave on set, I know how to be that someone. I’m also very comfortable in a studio environment. And if you want the best of both worlds, I can build a pop-up studio on location to capture talent without chewing into your schedule or budget.
Cards on the table, I didn’t think anyone would read this far and I’m running out of nice things to say about myself, so lets jump to some fun facts about me:
I used to have a collection of 362 unique t-shirts.
I recently pioneered the term “chackle”.
My unsolicited Off Menu podcast answers: Sparkling water. Roti bread from Mamak. Chicken and Prawn dumplings from Supernormal. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki from an unmarked shack on the outskirts of the city. Brussels sprouts from Yakimono on the side. Nutella swirl gelato from Pidapipo. Extra Nutella.
I built a custom wardrobe to hold all those t-shirts.
My neighbours think the ‘r’ in my logo is an ‘x’ and that my name is Chillaxy. Please don’t correct them.
Street Posters are my favourite advertising medium. Not only will you be devastated by seeing the artwork you bled weeks of time into be butchered by CMYK fuckery, you can also watch the general public shuffle past and ignore your creation in realtime. Truly humbling stuff.
I deeply regret not collecting 365 t-shirts.
I realised a few paragraphs ago why people write these things in the third person but I'm too principled to turn back.
If you've read this far, I reckon we're going to get along pretty good, so let's talk about what you need and how I can help today.
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