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Inspiring Australian photographer Aleksandar Jason – working with kick-ass brands & living the dream!

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet interview with wonderful Aussie photographer, Aleksandar Jason.


PODCAST – #63 Aleksandar Jason (Aussie photographer & entrepreneur).


CLICK HERE to listen to our podcast interview with #63 Aleksandar Jason (Aussie photographer & entrepreneur) via iTunes.

Sitting here buzzing after my interview with Australian commercial, sports and wedding photographer, Aleksandar Jason.

Aleks and I met in Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Melbourne) back in 2011 through wicked Aussie bands The Belligerents and The Griswolds. At the time, Aleks was shooting for his music photography blog, adamNoteve and working with Johann Ponniah (founder of Australian music company, brand and independent record label, I Oh You!), whilst I was working in the music industry and also shooting freelance music photography for Hot & Delicious/various other publications.

Flash forward 5 years and Aleks now has an impressive list of commercial clients that he’s worked with including Nike, Vice Magazine, Oakley, HeinekenJameson Whiskey, General Pants just to name a few… Not only that, he has a thriving wedding photography business, is Melbourne City’s (A-League Football) official photographer and has well over 140,000 followers on Instagram.

Super inspiring chats as we talk of Aleks’ experience of being flown to Spain as Heineken’s official photographer/Instagrammer for the UEFA Champions League, being followed on Instagram by Instagram and featured by Instagram on their platform… twice! and much, much more.

Aleksandar Jason exemplifies the hard work, hunger and determination it takes to build a successful business doing what you love for a living.

Just awesome… Let’s get amongst it!

CLICK HERE to listen to our exclusive interview with Aleksandar Jason (Aussie photographer & entrepreneur) in full via iTunes.

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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams at the Astrodome, Houston, 1966. Aleks’ favourite photo of all time shot by Neil Leifer.

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The photo that won Aleksandar Jason the opportunity to shoot for Heineken at the UEFA Champions League.

 

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One of @aleksandarjason favourite memories from Ibiza, Spain where for he shot for Heineken and was their official photographer/Instagrammer at the UEFA Champions League.

 

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) – Podcast Interview

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Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) drops by our castle in the sky.
Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) drops by our castle in the sky.

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Interview #29 – Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder, Headspace brand ambassador, TV celebrity and entrepreneur).  

Born in country-Victoria, Australian businessman, TV celebrity, model, aspiring actor, Headspace brand ambassador and underBRACKS founder, Nick Bracks is quite clearly never bored.

Discovered by American Crew in 2009, Nick Bracks has a modelling portfolio that includes Australian retail giants Myer, David Jones and GQ magazine. He’s a former restaurant/cafe owner, has been on Dancing with the Stars in front of millions of people, launched underwear label underBRACKS in 2013 and more recently co-founded superfood supplement, Activated Nutrients.

Drawing from personal experience in his youth with depression and anxiety, Nick has worked with wonderful organisations such as Headspace, Beyond Blue, En Masse and Movember. During today’s chat we share our personal experiences struggling with depression at a young age, finding our focus in our early twenties to pull through and the hunger of wanting to love yourself and achieve in life.

Now regular subscribers to the podcast will know that I’ve had many different career permutations in my short lifetime – Crown Casino bar guy, Emirates Airline international flight attendant, running music festivals & events around Australia, TV show music supervisor, photographer, biochemistry back in the day and now along with this podcast, I’m guiding social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Nastro Azzurro Italian beer, Bulmers Original cider, Philly Cream Cheese, Kraft Nuts Spreads and many more. One of the key lessons that Nick and I discuss and have both learned is to not be afraid to have a go…

“There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself” is never more true than in Nick’s case – we chat about the motivations of delving into different career opportunities, testing the waters of career paths that you think you might like and how it gets you closer to knowing who you are/what you want to do in life… oh and Nick Bracks shares with us the key to marketing yourself as your own brand. Very, very cool.

Oh yes, I’ve got three words for you. “Inspiring” and “Fingers pies.”

Get amongst it!

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Johann Ponniah from I OH YOU. Bringing the party back to the people!

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Chit chats with Johann Ponniaj (I OH YOU founder & director).
Chit chats with Johann Ponniaj (I OH YOU founder & director).

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Interview #27 – Johann Ponniah (I OH YOU! – brand, music company record label – founder & director).  

Howdy howdy howdy… today we sit-down on the couch with Johann Ponniah, one of the founders & director of the love child that is I OH YOU!, an Australian music company, brand and independent record label born of 4 guys in the city of Melbourne, that’s becoming bigger than what they could ever have imagined. 

For the uninitiated, the I OH YOU crew launched in 2009 when the then four teenage housemates received a final notice from their gas company for a bill they couldn’t afford to pay off. In a desperate last ditch effort to raise the funds, Johann and his mates threw a house party with live music acts and with the 200 people that attended (including the local police force), the housemates raised enough cash to pay all their bills for the next quarter.

Now I’ve been working in and around the Australian music industry for about 9 years now and I’ve met many many wonderful people, whom, if you haven’t worked in the music scene, invariably aren’t super well paid, driven by their pure passion for music and hunger to make a difference in the scene or at least make their mark.

Johann is a guy who through sheer determination and a SHITLOAD of hard work has built a career within the music industry and been instrumental in working with amazing artists of the likes of DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, DMAs and more, to take their respective careers to a whole new level, not only in Australia, but on a global scale.

Despite having already achieved a whole swag of success in Australia, Johann remains refreshingly humble and focused on the future – ever-hungry for whatever’s next on his list of goals to tick-off for I OH YOU as a business and the artists that they work with.

We chat about his mentors in music and his family, his Sri Lankan background, a childhood spent growing-up in Campbelltown Sydney and the life lessons he learned after moving to Melbourne just 3 days after finishing high school.

Music industry accolades, successful international touring artists & putting the pieces together to build their business globally… Johann and the guys from I OH YOU are hungry and kicking massive goals.

So humble and many, fascinating tales to share for those just beginning their foray into the Australian or international music scene, whether you be artist, promotor, budding indie label founder or manager.

I hope you love this chat as much as I did.

Enjoy!

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Follow I OH YOU on Twitter/Instagram and check out all their sick tunes here via their website – I OH YOU.

Green Buzzard announced as the newest member of the I OH YOU family. Check out their 1st single:

Sweet first single from City Calm Down’s forthcoming debut album In A Restless House.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Stream It! Violent Soho’s new single ‘In the Aisle’. My ears are bleeding & I like it!

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Kick ass! Violent Soho have dropped ‘In The Aisle’, the first single from their forthcoming ‘Hungry Ghost’ LP.

Buy ‘In the Aisle’ on iTunes right here, right now

‘Hungry Ghost’ will be out September 6th through I OH YOU & you can pre-order it via www.violentsoho.com

My ears are bleeding & I like it! Enjoy! 🙂
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