Author(s): Andrew Hoyne
An international celebrity, a national icon, a tourist haven or simply home. Bondi means different things to different people. In Bondi Republic photographer Ali Nasseri gives us a peek at the free-spirited, larger-than-life Sydney suburb that lies behind the designer shades and ripped abs. Gaze into the true heart of Bondi, where it's kinda edgy, sorta irreverent and a little bit up itself. This is Bondi through the eyes and lens of an insider.
Andrew Hoyne is the principal and creative director of the branding agency Hoyne, established in 1991. Andrew has created the brand identities for iconic Australian companies and he has received over 200 awards and been in respected industry journals in Australia and overseas, as well as appearing on a number of television shows. In his spare time, Andrew has conceived, partnered, designed or produced twelve books. Several of these have been bestsellers. Ali Nasseri was born in Tehran in 1975. He came to Australia at the age of seven in 1982. He spent his first years in the country living in Canberra. Ali believes that photography attracts dreams, and the dream he has for himself is no exception. He enjoys using film for everything. His work has been hung in Hyde Park twice as part of the City of Sydney photographic festival Sydney Life - most recently with an image from this book. He has self-published three small volume books.