I suffer from a severe case of view finder syndrome! Everywhere I look I mentally frame images and imagine what angle and settings I would use to capture the mood and lighting just right – A dangerous preoccupation while I’m driving!
I am constantly pushing myself to try new and different things and constantly learning from and being inspired by others. This means my portfolio covers a wide range of different subject matter and techniques.
My greatest passion however, is landscape photography, which stems from my childhood connections with the mountains and rivers in my little rural town of Nariel – situated in North East Victoria (Australia). I also lived in South Africa for 6 months and did nothing but landscape and wildlife photography while I was there – this is when my real passion and experience was developed.
My love of Art began many years ago with painting, and I majored in this at University, as well as holding several group exhibitions in and around Melbourne in my early 20’s. While I have very few of my paintings left to show you, my style involved the use of experimental paint techniques such as dribbling, impasto and dry-brush, which were then built upon through many, many layers of paint, creating a highly textural and layered result. I would also feature still life objects – mostly musical instruments.
My textural “grungy” photography work is strongly influenced by my painting style, and I love that I now have the ability to create photographs that look like paintings and which carry the same moodiness and style of my earlier work.
I currently live and work on the Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne (Australia), working as a freelance photographer, experienced in shooting weddings, babies, maternity, family, commercial and fine art photography.
I also mentor and present seminars at my local Photographic Club, specializing in Aesthetics and Photographic Editing and Post-Production. This position utilizes my previous experience as a Secondary School Art and Photography teacher (a position I held for 7 years, before becoming a mother!).
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my work – I hope you enjoy it!