Trevor Mein
Trevor Mein


Born 1957
Castlemaine, Victoria

Trevor arrived at a career in photography following a decade of study and work in various design related fields. Having spent his youth in rural Victoria, Australia, he studied fashion design, before transferring to architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne.

It was the imagery and allure of the fashion world which first piqued his interest in photography. His fascination with the medium was fostered during his time at RMIT University, where he augmented his studies with photographic work for motor journals, as well as training with advertising photographers.

These insights into the world of photography awakened a passion which he felt compelled to pursue full time once he earned his degree in architecture.

After years of learning the trade, at the age of 28, he launched meinphoto.

Over the past twenty years, he has established himself as a leading architectural, commercial and art photographer, regularly contributing to a host of both Australian and international publications. Aside from extensive work in his own country, Australia, his photographic career has taken him as far afield as India, Italy, France, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Great Britain.

Trevor has also built up a collection of stock images with an extensive selection of these appearing on the Getty Images website.

Trevor’s trademark is his obsessive determination to capture and interpret space and atmosphere. In his work, he explores the layers of projects to expose the creative depth of architects, designers, stylists, editors and other interested parties – whilst maintaining his own personal vision.

In contrast to the static world of architecture and interiors to which Trevor devotes much of his professional life, his current cloud and collaborative horse works make for fickle subjects.

Currently lives in Melbourne with partner artist Susan Knight (4 children)

1976-78 Diploma of Fashion Design, Geelong

1978-86 Bachelor of Architecture R.M.I.T.
1980-88 Extensive assignments for magazines during .

1982-86 Assisting commercial photographers in Melbourne, part-time as an adjunct to private study of photography

1981-86 Draughting / architectural work in architects offices (Justin Bialek, Greg Burgess, Denton Corker Marshall ) and freelance during transition

1985-87 Part-time professional photographer

1987 Established Mein Photo Pty Ltd

Immediately full work load for architects/ designers and advertising agencies

One of proincipal photographers for "Interior Architecture Magazine" Herbert Ypma editor

Work has been published in Belle, Vogue, Architectural Review, Architecture Australia, Inside, Marie Claire, Ville Giardini, Indesign, Monument, Wallpaper, VMI

Hotel chain photography

Assignments carried out in India, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Scotland

India Modern / Phaidon 1994
Tom Kovac Academy Editions 1998




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