Cassandra Hannagan is a Sydney based photographer with itchy feet and big ideas..
She lives for music, is a constant people watcher, and dives head first into all manner of adventures and enterprises.
In 2014 Cassandra presented a critically acclaimed solo exhibition on the Western Broadwalk of The Sydney Opera House charting personal journeys behind the scenes with the Sydney’s finest dance troupe with a difference the Merrymakers Australia, celebrating International Day of People with Disability.
Having travelled in Nepal Cassandra organized a photographic exhibition of her work raising funds to rebuild a boarding school she had visited.
As well as working on large scale projects, she's always in the thick of it, shooting live bands, music festivals and commissioned events. She loves the energy of large events and creative people and has snapped portraits of The Flaming Lips and Portishead, among many others.
Having shot every music festival and event worth mentioning, she works as a freelance photographer for the ABC, Wire/Getty Images and officially for the festivals and PR Agencies.
With her ten plus years experience in photography, her work is consistently appearing in a range of local and overseas publications including Rolling Stone, Vogue, Elle, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, & The Daily Telegraph.
Whether capturing the anarchic frenzy of live music festivals or the gentle intimacy of vulnerable subjects Cassandra’s strength is in developing relationships of trust from communities enabling her to reflect the raw life within them.
Cassandra is available for all your professional photographic requirements.
"Cassandra was always our first choice for any photographic assignment. She effortlessly handled notoriously fluid music industry deadlines with flawless
patience and good humour, and would unfailingly deliver results way beyond anything we might have hoped for - producing pictures with a unique eye for
the soul and emotion of every single subject or event." Stuart Duncan - Senior Producer - ABC
"I love working with Cassandra. She is reliable, creative and delivers professional images on time and on budget. I have worked with her on many different
projects, from a regional country music festival to a high-level awards event where CEO's and Government officials mingled. I highly recommend her for both
live and studio shoots." Allyson Moore - Marketing Manager - ABC