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ABOUT US

MEET THE BLACK & WHITE STUDIO TEAM

We are a motley crew, a rag-tag group of misfits, creatives, dreamers, builders, philosophers, adventurers, but most importantly, and some say importantly enough, we are photographers. 

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EDDY KHAYAT

PHOTOGRAPHER - MY CATS BREATH SMELLS LIKE CAT FOOD

Eddy is a sleep-deprived workaholic father of two who continuously has about fifteen thousand web browser tabs open on his phone, all the time!!


Not a stranger to spending $13 on a fruit salad and a cup of hot water, Eddy has a passion for photography, creating beauitful images, audiobooks & keyboard shortcuts.


Eddy's vocal volume has him permanantly banned from all regional libraries. 

 
He is also the owner of Black & White Studios.


A.K.A: Mutton Chops McGee

THE TEAM

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JUSTINE

MARKETING, CUSTOMER SERVICE & PUMPKIN METEOROLOGIST

When not solving mysteries with the rest of the Scoobie Gang (or being unmasked as the local hermit who actually turned out to be the Ghost of the Sea Captain - and she would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids!)  Justine can be found elbows deep in acrylic paint teaching kids how to get colourful and creative at various markets around Melbourne. 
Justine is a powerhouse of ideas, concepts and has a personality like snuggling into a warm crotched blanket made by Mum, or a can of condensed country leek and chicken soup with a crusty bread loaf and maybe a cup of tea, definitely a dollop of greek yoghurt in there too though. Yummers. 
Justine's mortal enemy is egg-and-salad sandwitches, of course.

NAT

PHOTOGRAPHER, ADMINISTRATION & AIR-FRESHNER CONNOISEUR

Natale's name is difficult to read, it's pronounced "Nat-ah-lee" but spelt Natale so people pronoune it "Nat-ARLE" - so you can see the confusion, right? We just call her Nat, which sounds like another staff member, Matt. 

So often when we call for Nat Matt also comes and we don't need two people doing the same task, that's just inefficient. 

So why don't we just call her Evie? Or is that too much like Eddy? 
Her name is now Clicks, like the camera action (because she is a photogrpaher, get it?) or Snaps.

What about Snaps with a "z" -  like Snapz?  Yeah. That's cool.
This is Snapz.

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MATTO

ARTIST, DESIGNER & REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION "HEADS-DOWN-THUMBS-UP"

Matto is neither animal nor vegetable nor mineral. His passions include putting on gym clothes and then staring blankly at a turned off television for several hours, taking long walks into the ocean and whispering lovingly into expired cans of tuna.
Matto's favourite train station is Flagstaff when it's closed. Matto's crippling lonliness combined with his "no pet's allowed" renta lhome lease has seen him banned from multiple dog parks in the last few months for "overly-animated patting," and "high-pitched squealing and doggy-baby talk." It's disguting. He's single. 
Hey, just as a side-note and question, where would you get a Dalmation Mascot costume from at short notice?
Also, we have been trying to ship Matto to Berlin, so let us know if there is room in your suitcase. *high-five emoji*

CHRIS

ACCOUNTS,  FINANCE &  EVENT ORGANIZER TO THE STARS 

I don't really know Chris, to be honest. Who is this guy? Does he even work for us? Why does he get an iPad and I don't?

Who am I asking? Why am I typing this? What is the point of existence?

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SYD

JUST LIKE THE CITY - BUT MORE FUN

Syd has a famous, talented Mother - you should totally ask her all about it.
Actually, if you talk to Syd on the phone you should repeat the following code: S-S-0-1-5-1-9-8-8-D, it's her Sleeper Agent Activation Code, which will allow her to carry out her mission in which she was programmed from birth to fulfill upon hearing that sequence of numbers and letters. 
You know what, I've been giving out her Sleeper Agent Activiation Code a lot lately. I gave it out as a fake number to a guy the other night who ws hitting on me at the bar. He was so stupid though,  he didn't realize that phone numbers don't have S's in them. Ha. 

FARRAH

MOTHER OF 2, DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE

Farrah does everything backwards - not to say that there is a right or a wrong way of reading a book,

but let's just say that she knew Dumbledoor died before Harry got his owl (SPOILER ALERT).
Farrah is an Australian that is a specialist in cooking Lebanese food, Farrah manages to also juggle being a mother of three (if you include Eddy) as well as running a high-functioning (and we are assuming, fairly dangerous) weather control device.

A.K.A: Pimple Popper MD  

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BEC

RECEPTIONIST, ACTOR, TEA AFICIONADO 

You are probably thinking "that face looks familiar" or "where have I seen her before?" well, if you are an avid thespian (look it up) you will recognize Bec from various theatre and stage products such as (insert Bec's bio here later - do not type this) 
Bec would also like you to know that she is a (self-proclaimed) psychic! She can tell you if you have a photo session booked in with us just by opening our calendar and searching your name!

Wow. Such powers. Much magical. Very Bec.