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The view from the East

East and West, or in between, these words seem to succinctly describe my life. I was born in the communism era of late seventies and eighties in Poland. It was tough. Growing up, I was noticing that people around me have always desired change, yet not always acted on their instinct because sometimes they just…

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Ballarat photography – Art Awards Finalist

Yay! Ballarat photography on show again! In the Process of Healing exhibition has been chosen for the Contemporary Art Awards as a finalist. In the Process of Healing is an immersive installation of photography, sound and space. Photographed in Ballarat’s old mining suburb of Black Hill, it tells a story of hope and survival of a local refugee…

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Ballarat Civic Hall study

The neglected and controversial Ballarat Civic Hall site sits empty in January 2018 before it undergoes an $8 million refurbishment to return the building to its former glory. These are probably last photographs of this building intact. As a long term Ballarat resident, I find an immense joy in mapping out and photographing the city…

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Ultra Moon

Ultra moon has stopped me on the way home last night, it was late and the moon was high. It was kind of extreme and excessive immense and exceptional usual yet extraordinary  remarkably bright  uncommonly beautiful  ultra ‘beyond’ everything I’ve ever known  

The Riversleigh Bairnsdale wedding

Bairnsdale wedding Thank you so much to A & S for choosing me to document your wedding and meeting your family and friends. It was an awesome day full of beautiful emotions and laughter! Make sure you check out ABC Gippsland link below telling the story behind St Mary’s Church murals by Italian artist Francesco Floreani: http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2013/10/22/3874585.htm Ceremony location:…

East Gippsland weddings, Paynesville

Paynesville wedding photography Tammy and Joel have a large loving family who joined them and their friends at a beautiful wedding ceremony in Paynesville last week. Their 140 wedding guests kept us very busy photographing the action and entertainment until late at night. Thank you to all who made us feel welcomed as it happened to be our…

Beautiful wedding album

Leather & Linen Wedding Albums Leather books feature layflat pages bound in full-grain leather covers and a hard substrate between pages. Weighty and resistant to damage, leather albums are perfect for a wedding book! Linen books have textured, linen covers; are thinner and lighter, making them great for portrait, wedding or engagement books.    …

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East Gippsland landscapes

East Gippsland Images is a brainchild of East Gippsland and Ballarat artist Aldona Kmiec and showcase the beauty of the East Gippsland region through art and small business photography projects. If you have a regional project you’d like filmed or photographed, get in touch now or call directly on +61 433 162 791  

In the process of healing Exhibition wrap up timelapse

In the Process of Healing Exhibition Timelapse

Exhibition Timelapse Well, the exhibition / installation has now ended. We have packed it all up just under an hour on Sunday 17th Sept 2017. We would like to generously thank our supporters: • Ballarat International Foto Biennale team • Neil Para and his family • Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council especially Ann Foley and Fiona…

Ballarat East Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-86

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-1886

My current site-specific photo-installation In the Process of Healing is on show at the former Sacred Heart Convent in Ballarat East, now a Ballarat Welcome Centre managed by Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council. Below is an old circa 1884-1886 photo of the convent building and link to more information on the congregation. On January 10, 1881, five…

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