Georgina Friend

Brisbane, Australia

In May 2013, I made a career decision to take a step back from photography and put my energy into a commercial arts qualification...

I was born in the tropical jungles of Papua New Guinea. So I am in every sense, a true earthy Virgo.
I have travelled the ends of the earth for inspiration, and my camera has been a constant companion for the last 16 years. Photography is first and foremost my real passion, but I willingly throw my hand at anything that allows me to be creative. My favourite subjects to capture are the Indigenous people from Papua New Guinea, South East- Asia and Northern Australia. The nature element of my photography focuses on botanicals & underwater imagery, with particular emphasis on orchids, nudibranchs, sea stars, flatworms and the smaller creatures that often go unnoticed.
All time favourite photographers include Michael Aw, Susan Turner; Eric Lafforgue, Steve Parish.

I still have a preference to shoot on 35mm film but I am slowly embracing digital technology. Equipment in my possession include Canon EOS 300N SLR, CANON 7 DSLR, Manfrotto 190 XPRO 804 C2 tripod, CANON G12 for underwater photography; and a wide variety of lenses.Some people invest in property, share market or vintage wine. I prefer to invest in equipment and adventures that allow me to enjoy every experience that the timeless art of photography has to offer.

Artistic Practice & Commercial Practice:
2006: Cape York Annual . Louise Derry Feature and Venue review.Published Writer.
2008: Niugini Blue Published Writer/Photographer.
2009: Event Photographer, PNG PM’s Dinner, Palm Cove.
2010: Cell Art Space Volunteer/Arts Administration.
2010: Blunt Edge Art Awards Entrant- Photography.
2012: Witness King Tides – Photographer.
2012: Cairns Adventure Film Awards (CAFF) Entrant – Photography.
2012: Bel Fiore Solo Exhibition, Cooktown.
2012: Blunt Edge Art Awards Entrant- Photography.
2012: Black Mountain Unplugged Music Festival – Photographer.
2012: Mission Evolve Music Festival – Event Photographer (Volunteer)
2012: Air Niugini Airlines 25 year Reunion/IDAD – Event Photographer.
2013: WOMAdelaide – Media.
2013: Stella Magazine PNG, Sing Sing Coverage. Published Writer/Photographer.
2013: Haus Krai Melbourne – Event Photographer.
2013: Blunt Edge Art Awards Entrant – Mixed Media/Digital Artist
2014: Cell Art Space: Chiquita: International Women’s Day Group Exhibition.
2014: Cell Art Space: Slice of FNQ, Queensland Festival of Photography.
2015: ECair (East Coast Artist in Residence) Malaysia

  • Joined: March 2009

Journal

Press Time

2015 is definitely off to a great start! I was fortunate enough to have not one, but two of my photographic essays featured on the new online publication More Margie. / Both essays were taken during my travels through Southern Vietnam and Papua New Guinea. After years of sitting on these, it was rewarding to see them put to use and displayed for many more eyes to see. / Moremargie.com features a…
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The power of 3.

Wow, so January is done and dusted and now. February however, is off to a flying start! / I have managed to snare myself 3 exhibitions, 2 solo slots and a group show and I’ve landed a commission to produce a one off design. Feeling pretty chuffed as its only the 7th of February. / The group show launches at the end of the month, I am working in collaboration with Cairns Artists Jane Heragh…
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Travelling to the heart of Java

You know the old adage, the best laid plans. Well, in this instance it is so fitting. My adventure has led me to Central Java. Jogjakarta was a hive of activity in the lead up to the Presidential elections, and even though it was Ramadan the streets were constantly buzzing with traffic. / The purpose of my trip was to capture the beauty of Borobudor, with words and photography. This incredible pi…
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On the road again

Well, my bags are packed. 15 kilos in total consisting of camera gear, laptop and trekking items will be lugged across Indonesia, Malaysia and Borneo for three weeks. I am fortunate enough to be in the position of being a commissioned photographer/writer specializing in ethical travel and can’t wait set off on my next adventure. / I finally get to combine my interests in Anthropology, Cultu…
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