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Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine

Editorial photography for Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine Spring edition of the BLM mag is out! Check out the Ballarat local success story of Gekko Systems, which features my portrait of a Co-Founder Elizabeth Lewis-Gray as well as an environmental portrait of one of the most prolific romance authors Marion Lennox. www.ballaratlifestylemagazine.com.au

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Street Photography Workshop

Huge thanks to everyone who came to my Street Photography talk at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute, we also saw a fabulous collection of vintage cameras by collector Roger Burrows and Max Harris Photographic Collection. Liberty or Liability? These are not easy times for street photographers, for whom acting suspiciously is an occupational hazard and loitering…

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Ballarat Murals

Back in 2013, I facilitated a series of installations of large format paste ups, designed to combat tagging in known graffiti hotspots. Black and white posters were displayed in more than 9 locations and featured portraits of hundreds of Ballarat residents. Working with various community groups was very rewarding. During the five months long project,…

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Lost Ones Gallery exhibition

THIS IS ME: Examination of the art of self-image Lost Ones Gallery exhibition 24 Aug – 11 Sept 2016 GROUP SHOW THIS IS ME: Examination of the art of self-image We’re taking a look at the self portrait and asking if the selfie is the natural evolution of self portraiture. Exhibiting artists; Aldona Kmiec, Ali Afzali, Fabrizio Biviano,…

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world photo John Le Carre

A desk is a dangerous place

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world Coming back from Melbourne after a great weekend of eating and making pierogi with friends, I’m writing this while I sit on a VLine bus, less glam than the train, but train’s will be back operating from tomorrow. Catching up with friends.. lots of interesting conversations,…

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Wedding Album Photography ideas

Wedding Albums If you’re looking into turning  your wedding images into a book, here’s a great product worth recommendation. My Deluxe Wedding Photography Albums are ideal to showcase your professional wedding day photographs in a lasting beautiful product. This album is not limited just to wedding photographs, but your family portraits and so on.. Below are…

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Melbourne Wedding featured on Polka Dot Bride

Melbourne Wedding on Polka Dot Bride One of my favourite weddings was featured on Melbourne’s must-visit online bridal portal Polka Dot Bride. They were after a unique Melbourne wedding photographs and decided to select Cam & Jen’s beautiful wedding images as part of the story. Polka Dot Bride have interviewed the couple about all aspects of their wedding day: from the…

Australian Surfer Print Aldona Kmiec artist

Fear and a phobia

When you’re afraid, you’re unlikely to take risks Fear, a powerful and primitive emotion that alerts us to the presence of danger. The adrenaline rush, fight or flight response. Anyone who’s been through the experience, they’ll never forget it. Even if they do, the body remembers. Few years ago I found myself in a situation…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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