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Gekko Systems Ballarat

Gekko Ballarat turns 20!!!! Anniversary celebrations event photography Aldona Kmiec Gekko is a world leader in gold processing technology, and energy (processing) efficient modular plants, designing, construction and operation.  The company was established in 1996 by husband and wife team, Sandy Gray and Elizabeth Lewis-Gray in Avoca, Victoria Australia. In addition to its head office in Ballarat Learmonth…

Ballarat Photography Tours with Photographer Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Think big you have nothing to loose Dr Blake Mysteries Bar Lydiard Street Aldona Kmiec Photography

Ballarat Photography Tours

Ballarat is a vibrant city best known for its architecture, the Eureka Stockade, Sovereign Hill but also a thriving arts community. Aldona Kmiec, a Professional Photographer and a Ballarat local invites you to join her for a photo walking tour around the city while learning invaluable DOs and DONTs of photography! Get active, see the city from a different…

Dreamscapes portraits Aldona Kmiec Artist Unicorns are real Photographic limited edition print

Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes are Aldona Kmiec’s new photographic series. Aldona’s use of photography brings the viewer a unique dreamscape perspective of the Australian landscape and explores the feminine psyche. Limited edition photographs of staged performances with romantic scenes of local art heroes emerging from an ever-changing landscape are part of the Dreamscapes series. Elusive unicorn in a dreamlike walk…

Amy Tsilemanis Artist Aldona Kmiec Polish Photographer Dreamscapes Exhibition Scarsdale

Dreamscapes Book

Dreamscapes are Aldona Kmiec’s new photographic series. This body of work explores her love of the Australian outdoors and conceptual portraiture created by photographing her artistic friends in regional Victorian landscapes. Our experiences are heightened when we travel outside of our comfort zone. Although my photographs are staged, all were photographed in quickly changing weather conditions in winter 2015, therefore the process of…

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is a month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography. Held every two years in the beautiful and historic city of Ballarat, the BIFB presents two major exhibition programs. The BIFB Core Program is a curated exhibition of 20 leading photographic artists, while the BIFB Fringe Program is an…

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP BMI Ballarat Mechanics Institute Aldona Kmiec Photography

Street Photography Workshop

Life has so many moments that you want to capture. You have the camera but are you getting what you want? Sign Up to Street Photography Workshop with Ballarat Photographer Aldona Kmiec. Street photography is one of the most interesting yet overlooked genres. Capturing architecture, people in passing, odd details, and intriguing signage, street photography…

Bohemian Secret Australian Bush landscape large format camera

Artist Documentary: Sonia Macak

Artist Documentary about wet plate collodion photography Artist Documentary about Sonia Meet Sonia Macak, Czech born photographer living just outside of Ballarat. In 2013 we spent a day together in her darkroom. Sadly, in 2016 Sonia’s life was affected by the bushfires but luckily no buildings were burnt down. In my film, Sonia reenacts the…

Winery Photography Gippsland

Hernes Oak Winery Photography Gippsland

Grape picking – Winery Photography in the heart of Gippsland Diverse and beautiful, Gippsland stretches from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs to Victoria’s high country in the north to Bass Strait in the south, and produces richly textured, distinctive and very special wines. Explore over 100 vineyards easily accessible from Melbourne. Wineries in Gippsland. Here we have a day…

Photographic Mural Art by Aldona Kmieć Melbourne Ballarat

Photographic Murals

As featured on The Design Files and Better Homes & Gardens Ever dreamt of a large photo mural wall from one of your holiday photos? I made it a reality. I’ve always wondered whether it was possible to use one of my old photos and upsize them into much larger print and when I had the opportunity…

Jessica Andersen painter Clunes fields by Aldona Kmiec Photographer

Jessica Andersen Artist photoshoot

Photographer’s Assistant: Louisa Lobigs Props: Magda Kazmierczak Shooting conditions: Tue 16th Feb 2016 after 6.30pm 12C, windy I met a Ballarat-based painter Jessica Andersen through the newly formed local artists group SHAC – Soldiers Hill Arts Collective. The group was formed quite accidentally after Lynne & Ken Makings, residents of Soldiers Hill, while walking the dogs…

Graeme Innes AM portrait disability human rights campaigner, lawyer ALDONA KMIEC PHOTOGRAPHER

Graeme Innes AM portrait

 “We are not victims or heroes, but agents of our own destiny”  Graeme Innes This morning I had a great honour to take a portrait photograph of one of Australia’s well known lawyers and disability and human rights campaigners, Graeme Innes AM. Graeme is a chair of Attitude Foundation and his organisation is about changing attitudes towards people with disabilities.…

Ballarat Editorial Artist Photographer Aldona Kmiec Australian Country Magazine Polish Australian

Australian Country Magazine

Ballarat Editorial Australian Country homes, lifestyle country life & interior design Artist in Residence, October/November 2015 issue. I loved chatting to journalist Sue Peacock about the history of my old Victorian cottage and how it has transformed over the years alongside with my life tree change in regional Ballarat. Read more here      

Ballarat Art Murals

Ballarat Art Murals Recently I have completed an interesting project inside Kelaston Ballarat Aged Care home. The perforated art print has been installed on the double door in order to cover the unsightly hallway in the administrative office part of the building. From twelve art designs presented to my client, they have chosen a photo of Ballarat Railway Station tower…

Before Mitchell Harris…

Blast from the past! Once there was a warehouse called Max Roberts Electrical located at 38 Doveton St N. Now it is a modern rustic wine bar, with the best vibe in Ballarat. But, before that, there was a great wedding party there in 2012. Here are the shots! Enjoy! More details on this historic building here: http://mitchellharris.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/mitchell-harris-winery-to-be-sneak-peek.html    

Melbourne ethnic Portraits Photography Aldona Kmiec

Sharing Cultures

Sharing Cultures through images Over the course of four weeks, together with Richmond based youth organisation Visionary Images I ran a series of ethnic portrait photography workshops with a local multicultural community in Fitzroy, Melbourne to create a small exhibition of portraits and stories told through images, works in clay, culturally significant costumes and personal…