New Photography Website Launch!

New photography website: naomirahim.com

New photography website: naomirahim.com

After months of blood, sweat and tears, I am pleased to announce the launch of my NEW photography website: naomirahim.com

My photography practice has taken on a life of its own, while Aurora Design is predominantly focused on Art Direction, Graphic Design and Web Development. NaomiRahim.com showcases my photography in depth, and will eventually host an online Print Shop – stay tuned!

Customers will continue to receive the integrated approach that they have come to expect from Aurora Design, contact me about your upcoming branding project.

Billie-Jade – Horror Haus

Horror Haus cover

Horror Haus cover

Australia finally has a heavy metal Queen! Billie-Jade (previously Diamond Noir) launches her solo career with her debut single, Horror Haus. The music video is pure gothic eye-candy, featuring corsets, glowing coffins, UV paint and snakes.

I was on set to photograph the cover, publicity photos and capture the behind the scenes goodness. Check out the full gallery here.

Billie-Jade filming Horror Haus

Billie-Jade filming Horror Haus

> Check out the epic music video on YouTube.
> Download the single on iTunes now!

On the set

On the set

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my amazing clients, advertising & design studios that I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with and followers on Instagram, Facebook and Flickr!

It’s been a great year working across some iconic Australian brands and beloved local businesses in Melbourne. In pursuit of adventure, I’ve photographed many amazing places from Morocco to New Zealand and seen my images published by Flight Centre, Refinery29 and News Limited.

Stay tuned for hopefully an equally awesome 2017!

New: Aurora Design Online Store

Online Store

Online Store

Proud to launch the Aurora Design Online Store, hosted on Red Bubble!

Over the years I’ve had numerous requests for prints and the like of my photos, and this store will make it easy to meet these demands using high quality products. Diverse range of products on offer, including; American Apparel t-shirts, Prints, Posters, Throw Cushions, Postcards, Travel Mugs, Stationary, Tote Bags and more!

My debut collection is: Canada & The Rockies, featuring some of my most popular travel photos from Canada. Shot across Banff, Jasper and Whistler. the gorgeous Pacific Northwest landscape works exceptionally well in rustic and minimalist Mid Century Modern-style interiors. The perfect gift for your well-traveled friend or relative.

Shop the collection now
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First look at the products on offer

Canada & The Rockies framed prints

Canada & The Rockies framed prints

Rocky Mountain Throw Cushion

Rocky Mountain Throw Cushion

It's a Hoary Marmot! Top

It’s a Hoary Marmot! Top

Oh Starry Night Tote

Oh Starry Night Tote

White Forest Wanderlust Laptop Skin

White Forest Wanderlust Laptop Skin

Spread the word! www.redbubble.com/people/aurora-design/shop

Highlights from VAMFF 2016 – Photos

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival coloured the town stylish once again, on an uncharacteristically warm week in Melbourne.

On the new site, at the charming heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. Old world charm comes at a price – no air-conditioning, so some of the Autumn/Winter styling had to be altered to suit the rising temperature.

I covered the runway action, for the seventh consecutive year. Here are some of my highlights from Runway 2 and 3. Full gallery on Flickr.

Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Structured & feminine tailoring – Aurelio Costarella, Runway 3

Camilla, Runway 3

Boho-ethnic layers evokes 70s rockstar – Camilla, Runway 3

Megan Park, Runway 3

Ladylike glamour to take you from day to night – Megan Park, Runway 3

Alice McCall, Runway 3

Black lace is the trend to watch in AW16 – Alice McCall, Runway 3

Manning Cartell, Runway 2

60s op-art inspired prints – Manning Cartell, Runway 2

VAMFF 2016 - Royal Exhibition Building

Old world grandeur of the Royal Exhibition Building

White Night Melbourne 2016 – Photos

The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim

The Dresses by Tae Gon Kim

White Night once again illuminated the streets of Melbourne for the forth year year, attracting approximately 580,000 people. The all night program of light projections and entertainment saw a few changes from previous years. Major attractions were spread from Federation Square to The Royal Exhibition Building to ease congestion. While a couple of the illuminations had previously been exhibited at Sydney’s Vivid festival, there were some attractions that were distinctly Melbourne. This is what I saw.

Check out the full gallery on Flickr | View past White Night galleries.

Circus Circus - rope artist

Circus Circus – rope artist

Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects - NGV

Still Here by Josh Muir with Ample Projects – NGV

Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Trip the Light Fantastic – Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Jellyfish by Joe Blanck

Jellyfish by Joe Blanck

White Night - Royal Exhibition Building

White Night – Royal Exhibition Building

The Dresses

The Dresses

Tina Arena – One Night Only Photos

Tina Arena at Hamer Hall

Tina Arena at Hamer Hall

Tina Arena kicked off her One Night Only tour in her hometown, at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Friday night. Once again, I was there covering the action for Life Music Media, check out the gallery.

Tina Arena Tina Arena & band Tina Arena Backing singers Gary Pinto & Natasha Stewart

2 Million Views on Flickr

Flickr highlights

Flickr highlights

My Flickr account is an oeuvre of my photography work since 2009. I constantly update it with my latest fashion photoshoots, documentary travel photography and of course live music photography.

I’m very proud of how it has grown over the years, and the milestone just passed – a mammoth 2 million page views!

Explore my photo albums here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aurora_design/

Here are just a few highlights from my portfolio:
1. MADONNA – MDNA Tour, Staples Center, LA, 2. Sydney Opera House – Vivid 2015, 3. Ashley McCarthy – Venice Beach, 4. Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert, 5. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept., 6. Marilyn Manson – Soundwave 2015 – Melbourne, 7. Grand Canal – Venice, Italy, 8. Foggy tree tops in Banff, Canada, 9. rats, 10. Secret Garden Photoshoot, 11. Galeries Lafayette stained-glass dome – Paris, 12. Bondi Beach, 13. Suburban Goth photoshoot, 14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Big Day Out 2013, 15. Aurora Australis over Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, 16. Penny Higgs (Big Brother) – Photoshoot, 17. You and Me – Catacombs, Paris, 18. Florence and The Machine – Melbourne

Feels Like Home – Melbourne Instameet

Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie

Photographer Jarrad Seng and model Jessica Marie

After months of travel, it was nice to rediscover my hometown of Melbourne, with one of the largest Instameets hosted by Qantas to celebrate their 95th birthday. Our urban walkabout guide was Perth photographer, Jarrad Seng as we wandered through the Fitzroy Gardens, steps of Parliament and down through Chinatown to capture some Melbourne moments.

While there didn’t seem to be any considered itinerary for the Melbourne event, I did manage to get a few shots capturing Melbourne in a new light.

Follow me on Instagram for more @auroradesign.

Puddle of Grace

Puddle of Grace

Wandering through Chinatown

Wandering through Chinatown

General Charles George Gordon statue

General Charles George Gordon statue

What's on the menu?

What’s on the menu?

Treasury Gardens

Treasury Gardens

Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas

Rooftop hangs at Sunset with Qantas

Art With Heart ’15 Auction

Aurora Milky Way by Naomi Rahim

Aurora Milky Way by Naomi Rahim

Art With Heart is an annual art auction organised by Truly Deeply, utilising creative talent to raise funds for local Melbourne charities. Proceeds from this year’s auction went to Beyond Words, a not-for-profit initiative to celebrate the rich lives of older people in the community in Melbourne.

For the 13th event, I was proud to contribute my photograph, ‘Aurora Milky Way’ from my Starry Night series. Photographed in the Tasmanian wilderness, to witness a night like that was ‘beyond words’.

Congratulations to the lucky bidder! View more of my travel photography on Flickr.

Bidding Sheets

Bidding Sheets

David Ansett - Director of Truly Deeply making a speech

David Ansett – Director of Truly Deeply making a speech

Great turn out

Great turn out


Thanks to Emma at Truly Deeply for the photos.