Ralph Alphonso’s projects span the environments of the construction, photography and multi-media industries.
Based between Melbourne and Brisbane, Ralph graduated from RMIT with a degree in commercial advertising photography, and has worked for the past 25+ years as a freelance photographer, maintaining the deep passion of a creative.
He founded RB Photography, whose clients include the likes of Coco-Cola-Amatal, Hilton Hotel Group and Telstra, as well as editorial work for Australian Geographic. His extensive travel steered his interest into architecture, giving him a fresh perspective on the built and natural environment.
As his interests broadened, a natural transition found Ralph initiating Barley Store Productions, which has produced projects such as Forms and Scapes with Australia’s leading Performing Arts Companies, as well as the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project, an innovative architectural project that aired on Grand Designs Australia in November 2015.
The 5×4 Project is widely acclaimed for it’s sustainable, urban and environmental footprint, which has led Ralph to consult in the field of sustainable urban construction, with a focus on sustainably providing affordable housing at the precinct level.
The combination of his communications experience and sustainability knowledge has seen him exhibiting the 5×4 Project at national construction conferences, presenting to councils and consulting for state governments.
With avant-garde approaches to environmental planning and design, Ralph is challenging the use of urban space to create sustainable, practical solutions for residential dwellings.