“To tell a story is an honour. The thrill never wanes.” [Michele Aboud]

Directing was a natural progression for Michele Aboud, an extension of the Australian creator’s ability to tell stories in stills images. Aboud has brought to directing 30 years of experience as a commercial photographer as well as her affinity for representing the human condition in a compelling way.

Michele graduated from the Photographic College of London and has lived and worked in Paris, London, New York and Sydney, each place offering an enormous opportunity for life’s experiences, and each helping to develop her keen sense of observation. Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Baz Lurhmann and Wim Wenders are included in her commercial portrait portfolio and an impressive list of brands, agencies and publications have contributed to her vast body of editorial and advertising work.

Making short documentaries has become a way of engaging with the fragility of life for Michele, a way to listen and learn, a way to grow from sharing with another. The concept and idea always come first for Michele in her filmmaking. Onto this foundation she weaves her story, with a strong sense of the need to retain its integrity and an intuitive sense of the impact of emotion. Her documentary, A Close Shave, has been recognised by several film festivals, including Berlin Short Film Festival, ARFF Amsterdam & ARFF Berlin.


Michele Aboud Photography
+61 (0) 411 858 828

Motion + Photography
Executive Producer:
Matt Chee
+61 (0) 418 695 435

Singapore Contact:
Kelvin Lee Frame By Frame

+1 212 777 0088

Exhibitions and Collections

Michele Aboud has been included in over thirty International exhibitions in Sydney, Toronto, London, and New York. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and numerous private collections in Australia and the United States. She was recently selected as a finalist in the prestigious Moran Photographic Prize as well as at The Nelson Mandela Arts for Aids in Toronto, The Hamptons Design Show in New York, The National Portrait Gallery in London and theArt Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

Recognised and Awarded

Taylor Wessing Portraiture Prize Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, London 2014

Photographic Portraiture Prize Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2018

The Moran Photographic Prize, Finalist 2019

Olive Cotton Award, Tweed Regional Gallery, Finalist 2013 & 2015


Angostura Bitters

Australia Breast

Screening Campaign

Ben Sherman Shirts

Bloomingdales US

Cool Blast Mints USA

Cue Fashion

David Jones Department Stores

Esprit Clothing

Ferrero Chocolates

Galliano Liquor


Jagermeister Liquor

Jaguar Cars

L’Oreal Make Up


Levis “Dockers” Jeans

Lindt Chocolates

Marks and Spencer, UK

Max Factor


Ministry Of Sound,
Music Label

Myer Department Stores


Nivea Sun Care



Penguin Books



Shaun Parker Dance Company

Singapore Airlines


Sony PlayStation


Swarovski Crystals

Sydney Theatre Company

Thai Airways

The Star Casino, Sydney

Tiger Beer China/Korea

Toni & Guy Hair


TRESemme Hair

VISA Card with celebrity Liv Tyler



Witchery Fashion


Batey Singapore

Clemenger BBDO Sydney

DDB Sydney

Grey Advertising

Havas Worldwide

J Walter Thompson, Sydney & Hong Kong

Leo Burnett

McCann Sydney & Singapore

Ogilvy Australia

Publicis Australia

Saatchi & Saatchi Australia

Saatchi Wellness

Special Group

TBWA Singapore

Ward 6 Sydney & Singapore


Australian Style

Elle Singapore, Mexico and Australia

Glamour US

Grazia UK and Australia

Harpers Bazaar

Singapore and Australia

Instyle Magazine, Australia

Interview USA


Koncierge Magazine, China


Marie Clarie Australia

Noise UK

Oyster Magazine

Rolling Stone Australia

Time Magazine US

Vogue Australia

Wired USA