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Teenage Fashion photos

Aussie Gen-Y fashion designers rock the Whitehouse Fashion Photography. The next generation of fashion designers showcased their creations at the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards (AATFA) National final held recently at the Melbourne campus of The Whitehouse Institute of Design.  Students aged between 13 and 19, from all over Australia, have been competing at regional and…

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Victorian Interiors

Inspirational Spaces: Victorian Interiors Victorian interior design style is a product of the Industrial Revolution, where equipment and machinery made it possible for the middle class to live in highly decorated homes and own beautiful ornate pieces. Over the years, I’ve photographed many Ballarat and Melbourne properties with the architectural features common in Victorian decorating,…

Moo Moo discount

Moo cards discount…. Everybody Wins! I love everything about Moo.. They are my favourite business cards – quality, feel, wow factor.. so I’m sharing the love with a handy promo code for a 10% discount.There are plenty of places offering business cards online, and I’ve tried many. I am recommending Moo because they’re the top…

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Under the Floorboards

I’m working with hundreds of  images. It can be very overwhelming at times, especially if the images are too big and crash the software. For each of four b&w portraits I will have approx between 400-900 small images, that will create a foreground for this layered mosaic. Each image has to be checked for size,…

Everyone’s Journey is Different…

Audio and interview by Dominic Brine from ABC Ballarat online: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/09/05/3583700.htm With the diverse programs and unique connection with so many parts of our local community, UnitingCare Ballarat sees the world through different eyes. Through their art project Under the Floorboards, 12 artists will gain insight into UnitingCare Ballarat’s operations and gain understanding of the…

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Under the Floorboards

Art residency Week Four p2 Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer  at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four I

Week Four of my Artist Residency at Sunways Retiring Homes I know I’ve skipped the third week when I was visiting LifeLine but I will come back to it. There is a lot of work with the images..  Here are a few lovely shots from Tuesday afternoon, when I joined social activities for elderly people at…

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Up Next! Australian Landscapes Exhibition

Australian Landscapes at Red Brick Gallery Recent works by BAF alumni My three framed artworks from Australian Landscapes series shot last year at the Kosciuszko National Park are patiently waiting in my lounge room but not for much longer – they are going for a ride again! Join me for the opening of the BAF Ballarat…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Two (part 2)

SECOND WEEK I’m shooting hundreds of images weekly at the moment, which is nothing new. The trouble is to stay on top of it. Most of them to go on the background of the mosaic portrait. The weather has not been great at all to start with, but I was lucky enough to be working inside…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Two (part1)

SECOND WEEK (part 1) Cold and rainy outside.. But inside the Uniting Care Church Op-Shop and Bookshop on Dana Street called The Light Lounge and it’s a completely different feeling… I have heard it is the best op shop/bookshop in Ballarat – it probably is! Good tunes, someone playing a piano, someone homeless relaxes by…

Casey Tosh, painter

Continuing my 100 Faces project… Here’s an old portrait I took of Casey Tosh, a local Ballarat painter in his studio. I love the idea of swapped eyes. This large format painting of Nick Cave is now exhibited at The Front Bar on Mair St Ballarat. You can find Casey’s website at www.caseytosh.com.au    

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Under the Floorboards. First week

Under the Floorboards – daily artist journal So yes! Welcome! I have started creating the commissioned artworks for Under the Floorboards project with Uniting Care. I thought I would share here a little narrative about my experiences first and show some background images along the way.. First of all – thank you Uniting Care for…

Uniting Care Under the Floorboards project welcomes Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec

Under the Floorboards_ Media Release 1 August

Uniting Care Ballarat, Under the Floorboards Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… UnitingCare Ballarat’s unique project, Under the Floorboards, welcomes Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec as the first artist-in-residence at the agency’s busy Outreach Centre in Dana…

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Under the Floorboards_ Media Release 26 July 2012

Under the Floorboards Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July.  Under the Floorboards is a…

Nathan Curnow, poet

I have started my exciting book project chatting to and photographing great portraits of great artists  Here’s my 2nd sitter, Nathan Curnow, talented poet & playwright. It was an early morning – sorry Nathan! www.nathancurnow.weebly.com/ Nathan Curnow

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Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Andreas Gursky

Architecture Photography, Grand Hyatt Shanghai Andreas Gursky (1955) born in Germany same year as my parents, went to Shanghai in 2000 and photographed the Grand Hyatt Hotel, a beautiful architectural style. He was 45. And I, after concluding my employment for Hyatt hotels, I went to Shanghai and photographed the same building in March 2008.…

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