Archive for 2015

It’s a little late but … MERRY XMAS!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

This photo session was based on all the awkward Christmas photos travelling around cyberspace right at this very moment…

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Surry Hills Festival

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Meanwhile… earlier this month

The rain held off long enough to give Sydney a great day for the Surry Hills Festival.

It was hectic as there was so much going on but I loved every minute of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Olive Cotton Award

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A few weeks ago I attended the exhibition opening of the Olive Cotton award for Photographic Portraiture. Ralf and I decided to go, mainly because my family are originally from Murwillumbah – where the exhibition is held and also, I was a finalist!

It turned out that all of mum’s side was due to be in town that particular weekend. We viewed the exhibition early in the day and at one stage from across the room, I caught my mum standing in front of my picture. She was beaming from ear to ear, gesturing wildly and entertaining an audience of three.

Oh geez mum! Really!?  I was suddenly a teenager again!

It was embarrassing and at the same time… it was beautiful.

I was fortunate to run into the judge of the competition – Stephen Dupont, at the airport. I took the opportunity to thank him for the talk that he gave the night before. He was clearly surprised and said that he’d hoped it was ok? …He doesn’t prepare speeches of the cuff and all that…

He had spoken about how while he was choosing the images for exhibition and the winner he had made sure he was unaware of the names of the entrants. He chose all images for the exhibition on their impact and how they made him feel and expressed how heart wrenchingly hard it was to choose a winner.

Of course, this year – the winner was Natalie Grono, who turns out to be an ex Ultimo Photo imaging student, like myself. Congratulations Natalie!

http://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/PrizesAndAwards/OliveCotton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beauty of Family | Sydney Harbour

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

A family portrait is something to be treasured forever so if you get a chance to round up your loved ones, don’t miss the opportunity.

Our session with the Watsons was organised to fall just before sunset. Not only did we create some beautiful images but we had stunning views of the harbour while doing it!

In future, I will pack a picnic.

Visit here to book a session with me today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Packages

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Introducing the Elixir Photography Album!

This  flush mount, bound album comes in a variety of pretty linen colours and leathers, all contained within a beautiful box to keep your memories safe and sound forever.

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”  Henri Cartier-Bresson