Peter Bennetts

Di Stasio Carlton

Peter Bennetts
Camera at hand, you might find Peter Bennetts on a remote coral atoll in the Central Pacific, topping out on a tropical glacier or ski touring in the High Arctic. When he’s not fighting global warming and his own fears, you’ll find him maintaining the image of those architects and designers most dedicated to the idea of sangfroid. Bennetts has been photographing the built environment for more than 30 years.

The Project
The art-filled Di Stasio Carlton is an original – distinct, bold and unconventional. It was a rare privilege to photograph the restaurant throughout its construction (during one of Melbourne’s Covid lockdowns!), completion, and as it welcomed the first patrons. The spaces are uncompromising but come to life with the inhabitation of diners and the activity of staff. The images were mostly shot handheld and reflexively with a Leica rangefinder and Summilux 28 millimetre lens.
Rooms feature artworks by Reko Rennie. Sculptures by Peter D. Cole and Shaun Gladwell.
Di Stasio Carlton is built on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.


Architect/Designer of the project: Hassell