“In the grey monochrome of lockdown, constrained by rules and restrictions, my creative energy went stagnant. Until one afternoon, I closed the door to my studio, and something bloomed. Dancing and moving, I felt a connection forming; a bridge to my hidden self.”

Winterbloom is a series of long-exposure photographs taken during Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions. Within these imposed constraints I wanted to challenge myself and experiment with abstract expression. The potential for finding beauty, joy, freedom and positivity in the mundane, has become the basis for creating deeply personal work.

In these self-portraits, the movement of my own body creates an interplay of light and colour, revealing hidden layers of resilience within myself. It invites others to do the same, to think of their intuitive potential and what can emerge in times of darkness.


Ballarat Foto Biennale Core Program exhibition currently on show at RACV Goldfields Gallery 1500 Midland Highway, Creswick in partnership with RACV Visual Arts.

Open 26 August – 3 December 2023 | Times: Daily, 10am–5pm