ABOUT

Casamento Photography are one of Melbourne's most well-loved professional image-makers, long used by government bodies, universities and large scale institutions in addition to independent artists, families and boutique clients.

The consistent delivery of photographic excellence combined with client satisfaction forms the foundation of the company's pivotal role in the production of high-end images and in documenting key events over the decades.

With over 100 years experience collectively, and as one of the earliest adopters of digital photography, the present day Casamento Photography is a close knit team that assures its customers of a warm and personalised photographic service and prides itself on genuinely caring for and building long-term relationships with clients. 

Widely trusted across the corporate, educational and governmental sectors, careful pre-planning, proven aesthetic judgement and post-production expertise, provides visual outcomes that will last the generations. 

Based in Melbourne since 1955, Casamento Photography is located five minutes from Melbourne's CBD.

Peter Casamento Now one of Melbourne's most established photographers, Peter grew up immersed in the photo journalism of his father, John. Peter moved towards becoming an architect in his early life however he was soon to realise that his true enjoyment of architecture came in photographing it. Without drawing breath since graduating from RMIT in 1996 with a degree in Photography, Peter has dived wholeheartedly into the varied and techni-colour world of commercial image-making ever since. Irked by the plethora of mediocre images that fail to communicate their subject's prestige, Peter's mission is to provide the highest quality of photographic service to create images that adequately do justice to their clients and their achievements. In Peter's words, "In today's world there is still a place for long-lasting images; there is still that magic that a photograph taken today will be fascinating to people in 40 years time".  

Peter Casamento

Now one of Melbourne's most established photographers, Peter grew up immersed in the photo journalism of his father, John. Peter moved towards becoming an architect in his early life however he was soon to realise that his true enjoyment of architecture came in photographing it. Without drawing breath since graduating from RMIT in 1996 with a degree in Photography, Peter has dived wholeheartedly into the varied and techni-colour world of commercial image-making ever since. Irked by the plethora of mediocre images that fail to communicate their subject's prestige, Peter's mission is to provide the highest quality of photographic service to create images that adequately do justice to their clients and their achievements.

In Peter's words, "In today's world there is still a place for long-lasting images; there is still that magic that a photograph taken today will be fascinating to people in 40 years time".

 

Richard Timbury Richard is principal photographer alongside Peter, sharing in the project management and post-production at Casamento since 2006. Trained in visual arts, Richard majored in photography and has worked continuously as a professional photographer since his mid-twenties. Easy-going and discreet in style, Richard's broad oeuvre captures the close-in, quiet moments of human interaction in addition to the grand spectacle of large scale events. Richard's love of the outdoors and Australia's non-urban landscapes is reflected in his personal work which is typified by a focus on natural form and spacious, wide open vistas.     

Richard Timbury

Richard is principal photographer alongside Peter, sharing in the project management and post-production at Casamento since 2006. Trained in visual arts, Richard majored in photography and has worked continuously as a professional photographer since his mid-twenties. Easy-going and discreet in style, Richard's broad oeuvre captures the close-in, quiet moments of human interaction in addition to the grand spectacle of large scale events. Richard's love of the outdoors and Australia's non-urban landscapes is reflected in his personal work which is typified by a focus on natural form and spacious, wide open vistas. 

 

 

John Casamento John's long and distinguished photo-journalistic career began in 1955 when he joined Australia's largest circulation daily newspaper, the The Sun News-Pictorial, now the Herald-Sun. After 36 years and countless front page images he joined Leader Newspapers for a further 16 years. His multi award-winning images have earned him accolades including Australian Press Photographer of the Year, Australian Sports Picture of the Year and Most Popular Picture in the World Press Photo Contest exhibition. 'The Vault', John's extensive photo library, contains thousands of historic photos, illustrating an amazing journey and love affair with the camera that continues today. As respected elder and senior photographer, John's decades of experience continuing contributions and are cherished and invaluable. Click here to view images from John's photographic archive.    

John Casamento

John's long and distinguished photo-journalistic career began in 1955 when he joined Australia's largest circulation daily newspaper, the The Sun News-Pictorial, now the Herald-Sun. After 36 years and countless front page images he joined Leader Newspapers for a further 16 years. His multi award-winning images have earned him accolades including Australian Press Photographer of the Year, Australian Sports Picture of the Year and Most Popular Picture in the World Press Photo Contest exhibition. 'The Vault', John's extensive photo library, contains thousands of historic photos, illustrating an amazing journey and love affair with the camera that continues today. As respected elder and senior photographer, John's decades of experience continuing contributions and are cherished and invaluable. Click here to view images from John's photographic archive.

 

 

Ruzi Duric Ruzi joined the team earlier this year as accounts manager and administrative officer. Ruzi was born in Sydney and graduated with a first class honours in Design majoring in photography from the University of Western Sydney in 1998. In London for the next two years working as a photographic and studio assistant, this was followed by six years in Zurich, where she worked as the principal assistant to Swiss photographer Alessandra Leimer. Her passion for photography lies in its singular power to "shortcut the process of truth-telling". Ruzi's enjoyment of a creative outlook, problem-solving and getting to know people pervades her style of working at Casamento Photography; in her own words: "I like keeping everyone happy. I like solving problems, there is always an answer!"

Ruzi Duric

Ruzi joined the team earlier this year as accounts manager and administrative officer. Ruzi was born in Sydney and graduated with a first class honours in Design majoring in photography from the University of Western Sydney in 1998. In London for the next two years working as a photographic and studio assistant, this was followed by six years in Zurich, where she worked as the principal assistant to Swiss photographer Alessandra Leimer. Her passion for photography lies in its singular power to "shortcut the process of truth-telling". Ruzi's enjoyment of a creative outlook, problem-solving and getting to know people pervades her style of working at Casamento Photography; in her own words: "I like keeping everyone happy. I like solving problems, there is always an answer!"

Amelia Swan Amelia trained in History of Art many years ago in Edinburgh, born and brought up in London. Her interest in the role of images historically and the use of composition to convey meaning has led her to the contemporary world of photography. She has brought her love of meeting people and her interest in aesthetic creativity to her current role as aesthetic stylist and post production assistant. Amelia loves making people look their best and responding to what the client wants to achieve through their photographs.

Amelia Swan

Amelia trained in History of Art many years ago in Edinburgh, born and brought up in London. Her interest in the role of images historically and the use of composition to convey meaning has led her to the contemporary world of photography. She has brought her love of meeting people and her interest in aesthetic creativity to her current role as aesthetic stylist and post production assistant. Amelia loves making people look their best and responding to what the client wants to achieve through their photographs.

Julie Merrett Born a Casamento, Julie shares Peter's passion for bringing people together and providing a client-centred service. A business owner and mother of three boys, Julie embodies order and calm in the Casamento workplace in her role as client liaison and accounts manager. Passionate about raising awareness and resources for Type 1 diabetes research, Julie was recently awarded Victorian Volunteer of the Year by the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Reading, exercise and spending time with a large extended family are what makes up Julie's spare time. But what is her idea of a blissful moment? A quiet glass of wine and a good book!

Julie Merrett

Born a Casamento, Julie shares Peter's passion for bringing people together and providing a client-centred service. A business owner and mother of three boys, Julie embodies order and calm in the Casamento workplace in her role as client liaison and accounts manager. Passionate about raising awareness and resources for Type 1 diabetes research, Julie was recently awarded Victorian Volunteer of the Year by the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Reading, exercise and spending time with a large extended family are what makes up Julie's spare time. But what is her idea of a blissful moment? A quiet glass of wine and a good book!

Francesco Vicenzi Francesco studied Media and Communication in Bologna University, having grown up in Genoa. His career began as a staff photographer for Italy's leading newspaper. Since arriving in Australia in 2009, Francesco has set up his own independent company, specialising in music, cultural events, travel and immersive 360 degree virtual reality stills and videos. With a natural flair and enthusiasm for digital innovation and early adoption of new technologies, combined with extensive travel and vast photographic experience, Francesco creates contemporary, dramatic images with effortless technical wizardry. 

Francesco Vicenzi

Francesco studied Media and Communication in Bologna University, having grown up in Genoa. His career began as a staff photographer for Italy's leading newspaper. Since arriving in Australia in 2009, Francesco has set up his own independent company, specialising in music, cultural events, travel and immersive 360 degree virtual reality stills and videos. With a natural flair and enthusiasm for digital innovation and early adoption of new technologies, combined with extensive travel and vast photographic experience, Francesco creates contemporary, dramatic images with effortless technical wizardry. 

Bella Bella the office cat. Bella is a young cat but already shows great potential as a stylist and client liaison officer. Her preference is for black and white portraiture in which the subject's whiskers are combed symmetrically to be shown off in their full glory.

Bella

Bella the office cat.

Bella is a young cat but already shows great potential as a stylist and client liaison officer. Her preference is for black and white portraiture in which the subject's whiskers are combed symmetrically to be shown off in their full glory.