Hans Crafted & The National Grid were asked by Gerard Dore, legendary Sydneysider Licensee of The Steyne Hotel, previously of The Tilbury Hotel & Beach Road Hotel Bondi to create installation ideas for the rooftop Rum bar, Moonshine.
We presented the idea of six large format portrait shots of the crew of a vessel, each with their own role on the old ship.
The Captain, The Navigator, The Cook, The 1st Mate, The Engineer & The deckhand. One of the crew is the rogue Rum Smuggler, steering the mission of the vessel well off course.
Pulling at the heritage of the building which was designed in 1859, We soon realised that some of the old timers that drank in the Steyne Hotel we’re in fact the crew we were looking for.
Shot on a Hassleblad H2 camera Each portrait, shot at the pub, measures 4.9 metres x 3 metres spanning 81sqm of the Moonshine ceiling.
Paying what we believe true homage to the spirit of the Steyne, the patrons & the sea.
Salty sea dogs
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