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My Australia

Photography Exhibition & Open Studio “My Australia is one outcome of Aldona Kmiec’s ongoing inquiry into the nature and meaning of ‘multiculturalism’ in contemporary Australian society. Working with local culturally diverse communities, Aldona creates images that are sometimes straightforward and at other times atmospheric and abstract. Taken together, her body of work is a narrative…

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We R You – how we learn

We R You  – photography workshops around Ballarat You might have already seen our first public building transformed into an outdoor exhibition space. The makeover of the Blockbuster video building corner Mair/Camp street is now out for public to see (and judge). The public reaction have met our expectations  – there were generally very positive and uplifting comments like: ‘I drove…

Sneak peek: Cam & Jen’s Art Deco wedding

Sneak Peek wedding photos Melbourne wedding photographer Aldona Kmiec One of the best things about editing wedding images is just the couple that sum up the whole day. Here are two that stood out for me… It’s a true privilege to witness the act of love. Happy Life together guys! Suit: Ben Sherman Hat: an 1950s…

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Shooting Fine Art Portraits: Ajit Narsi

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas Fine Art Portraits Photography “Say Cheese”!! Nothing worse than those words when the camera is pointed your way. That’s why these words aren’t often in my photography vocab. I sometimes use the same word in my native Polish language which sounds exotic, or wait. Personal connection with the subject is perhaps the only method of capturing…

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We R You prints

We R You Project Update – Large photography prints are ready! Yesterday we received our final batch of large format photography prints from our project partners QuickPrint! They are really big and look amazing!! It’s exciting to see what a little camera and a talented eye of our project participant can create. We are now…

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Amie Brûlée Red Jazz Trio

Friday shootouts Look who was passing by our lens during We R You paste-up photo project  session last week… Amie Brûlée from Red Jazz Trio. So we took some shots in old Ballarat lane-ways… Oh, the sun! Thanks for posing Amie!! “The Red Jazz Trio is a lovely bunch of musicians. Three to be precise.…

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Corporate headshots

Corporate Headshots Photography | Melbourne Ballarat Never underestimate the importance of setting yourself apart with unique and stylish imagery and be true to your own style. It’s one of the best business investments you can make. Explore my business photography packages below. Business Launch  – Your first Business Branding Package This business branding package is…

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We R You paste up Project kicks off!

Ballarat community photography collage poster We R You Community Engagement project  WHO               We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include: Victorian Police CoB Community Safety Committee Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation…

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Intercultural Ambassador Program

Between 2012-2014 I took part of then City of Ballarat’s Multicultural Ambassador Program (unpaid). It was two years after migrating to Australia and then choosing to live in Ballarat. My personal experiences were mostly positive, some of my enthusiasm was later dampened down by some bureaucracy which made me think of my growing and uneasy…