My background is in graphic design, where I currently hold the position of Creative Director. I took on photography three years ago as another means of self-expression and to develop my creative skills as an artist. My subject matter and ideas are fueled by a desire to explore the world of digital photography utilising my skills in Photoshop to create beautiful scenes, eliminating unnecessary details and intensifying colours. In this way, I can share the vision of my mind’s eye with the viewer.
My work is influenced mostly by the old masters such as Caravaggio, Botticelli and the 50s pin-up artists such as Gil Elvgren and Vargas. I am fascinated with Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro effect, a technique he used to contrast light and dark in order to arouse the mood in his paintings. Like Caravaggio, I want to create images where I can direct the light and seduce the viewer to explore the work.
Numerous digital techniques allow me to create a beautiful, painterly impression to achieve a canvas finish, and I much prefer the process of using a computer instead of a darkroom to create and manipulate images.
My biggest achievement in photography so far has been winning the Australian Institute of Professional Photography 2009 Student of the Year Award.
Next year I will be completing my final year of an Advanced Diploma in Photography and I look forward to establishing myself as a fine art photographer after that.Photography allows me to enjoy a different aspect of Design while still using the same principles.
I think what makes a good photographer is the ability to keep making the next shot a great photo and improving on the last one.
I find a lot of inspiration with the work I see here on Redbubble and I hope my work can inspire others. I love hearing from other redbubble artists so feel free to Bubblemail me if you would like to know anything about my work.
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