Jen Waltmon

Sydney, Australia

Photography to me is not just about capturing beauty or magic. It is about capturing life as it is. Whether that could be ugly, dirty,...

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I am an American photographer, and have been living in Sydney, Australia for nearly 12 years now.

I shot with a Minolta X-370 and X-700 for about 12 years, and was published a couple of times during that camera era. I am a purist and an old-schooler, and developed and printed most of my own images as well. I now shoot with a Nikon D90, and I love the ease of digital.

I believe that to be a photographer at the most basic level, you must “have an eye” for it. You must be able to visualize an object, scene or idea, and then try to squeeze that image into that little box called a “camera.”

I tend to gravitate towards eclectic objects and scenes, and so I find myself shooting mostly abstracts and close-ups. That is not to say that I will run away from an amazing sunset or balk at a beautiful mountain scene – they are just more the exception than the rule in my portfolio. I also find people – especially the older generation – very interesting. However, I haev not taken many portraits. I am eager to dedicate more time attempting to capture the character and essence of people – who they are, and where they have been.

Photography to me is not just about capturing beauty or magic. It is about capturing life as it is. Whether that could be dirty, beautiful, complicated, simple or slightly altered – it is the perception of the person behind the camera. That is what makes the art of photography so real and unique, and that is why it is a passion that drives me and leaves me wanting more.

Here I hope to express my creative soul, learn from some of the masters, and possibly have my work end up on the walls of some like-minded artists.

Featured artist in the “United: Australia, UK and The USA” group, August 2010.

Featured member in the “YOU BIG SOFTY” group, September 2010.

redbubble homepage features:
The Pulse of Peeling Paint
September 2010.

Blooming White Light
March 2010.

I have done a combined show in Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia, as well as 2 solo-shows in Chippendale, NSW. And I am happy to report they were very successful. Hoping to show my work again soon. Stay tuned.

I hope you enjoy my perspective on the world. Please feel free to leave comments on my work! :)

My work can also be viewed on Facebook at: JDub Photography, on Twitter at: Jennifer Waltmon, and Instagram at: jenwaltmonjdubphotography


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  • Joined: January 2010


Solo Show Opening June 3rd

Friends! It’s been nearly 1 & 1/2 years since my last solo show, so it’s time again to show my work to the world! (Well, at least to the Sydney area!) This show is a bit different for 2 reasons: I will hang 6 images to start with – available for viewing on May 18th. The rest (20 more) will hang on the 31st of May, and the big opening night will be June 3rd. The show will run…
Posted over 2 years – Leave a comment


After being unsuccessful trying to drag new images from my library into folder galleries on my Bubblesite, and then being told by “Support” that Bubblesites weren’t being maintained or updated, I was left feeling unloved and unsupported. / The lovely “Tammara” told me that lots of “exciting changes” were happening to the main redbubble site, but that none…
Posted over 5 years – 4 comments

Introducing Duncan - The "Market Man"

3 years ago, I captured an image of a very stoic-looking gentleman at the Flemington Markets in Sydney. Little did I know how much he would resonate with people and how well-received his image would become. I’ve been wanting to show-off this unique man for years now, on a higher level, but have been unable to because I lacked his permission. / However, today I took a chance and headed to …
Posted almost 6 years – 4 comments

A short break from Japan

I visited Japan in October 2010, and am STILL working on pics from that trip. Work and just life in general seem to sometimes get in the way of me working on my craft. It’s not a bad thing, but when I was trolling through my albums the other day, I realized that I’ve taken at least another 1,000 shots since my trip to Japan, and haven’t done a thing with them. / So, it’s…
Posted over 6 years – Leave a comment
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