Our Staff.

Vincent Antonielli

Owner and senior photographer.

Vincent spent 10 years at University majoring in Physics. Only ever wanted to be a nuclear physicist. Always running around with a camera as a kid, he joined the Camera Club on campus. Finished up running it. First thing he ever developed in a darkroom was an x-ray difraction photo of a crystal. That got him hooked on darkroom work. Although mainly self-taught, Vincent has run courses on Black & White film and print processing, Colour film and print processing and Slide film processing (and prints from slides).

He couldn't land a job as a nuclear physicist so he got into Computer programming. Nearly every car and car part that comes into Australia goes through his software.

With the amount of software work declining, Vincent turned to his hobby and it became a business. Photo Mode has been in operation since 1982. Since then he has photographed countless weddings, portraits, folios, magazine covers and photo sets and a few calendars while also doing some advertizing work even working at Melbourne's Fashion Week, both backstage and front, for fashion designers.

In 1982 he was selected to photograph the "VFL's Football's Glamour Girls" Calendar working with the same art director who produced the "Big M" Calendars. Working, planning and executing this work proved his ability and led to many similar assignments. He still does regular published magazine work.

After operating studios previously in the City (Bourke St) and Endeavour Hills, in 2013 he opened a new factory/warehouse photo studio in Keysborough with expanded Services and Products for clients.


Amna Irshad

Makeup, hair, multi-media artist and photographer/videographer.

A qualified artist with 10 years of professional training in Arts at University and art college, she holds a double masters. Her first masters was in Visual Arts and her second in Multimedia Arts.

Having worked in different fields of art, she then completed a series of short courses in make up.

With a love of painting and teaching, she taught painting on different satellite channels in her birth country which were broadcast worldwide.

She tried many techniques in art including a business in candle making, painting (has sold oil paintings), set designing and even made a 3D animation movie.

When she moved to Australia, she wanted to start her artwork here and took up teaching makeup application.
She found that she left a 'wow factor' after application, the positive feedback from making people feel good encouraged her to pursue this field full-time. She has assisted wiith a team of photographers, actors/ models working on ad shoots, bridal makeup, etc.

She has acted in several TV shows and films in Australia. A one year part-time acting course at Verve Studio in 2007 in Melbourne helped her get a few extra parts in five episodes of Neighbours and as an actor in a music video and a scene in a Holywood movie, Killer Elite, staring Dominic, Clive Oven and Robert D Niro.
She also completed a documentary production short course at RMIT in 2006.

To keep up to date on trends, she participates in regular makeup & hair courses.

In February 2010, she completed a Motives cosmetic training course and assisted on a Worksafe ad.

An interest in dancing has seen her working with a Salsa foundation, performing all over Melbourne.

She helped produce an Australian major feature film "Model Behaviour" (and did much of the makeup) working with actor and producer Nathan Hill. This movie won Best Film Award at the California Film Festival 2013.

In 2017 Amna also producedand videoed a major Bollywood Music Video.