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.…

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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…

Introspective Photography Exhibition Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Artist

Ballarat Foto Biennale Photography Exhibition

‘Introspective’ by Artist Aldona Kmiec | Ballarat International Foto Biennale Join me on Opening Night on Sat, August 22nd, 5pm | Venue: Mitchell Harris Wines “Submerged in their own worlds, dreams are reluctant subjects to photograph. Sometimes a dream image materialises and we catch a glimpse of that other world. Sometimes these images emerge thanks to the…

Kryal Castle Nathan Curnow Aldona Kmiec

Kryal Castle Photoshoot

One more ambitious photoshoot behind me! I wanted to Thank a great team at the Kryal Castle for letting me use their premises today. Thank you to my fellow artist and friend Nathan Curnow for his great spirit despite wearing a 20kg heavy armour for three hours and to Serena Eldridge for a coffee when we needed…

Klobuck rynek handel

Trip to Poland

Takie Sobie Obserwacje.. Klobuck Poland, Wednesday market with Fujifilm XT1 23mm Klobuck is a town in Poland, with approx 13,193 inhabitants. Located in the Silesian Voivodeship, about 15 km northwest of Częstochowa, Kłobuck was granted town rights in 1339, during the reign of King Casimir III the Great. Jan Długosz who is best known for his Annales seu cronici incliti regni Poloniae (Annals or…

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African Family Portrait

Deng Family Portrait A blast from the past! Rarely I get to photograph such dynamic beautiful family with many children. We didn’t have much time, merely an hour due to the constraints with my clients time, but we managed to create this beautiful studio family portrait session filled with fun, connection and fantastic photographs! Nyanchar recently took…

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Australian War Memorial Canberra

Why are we still at war Last year I had the opportunity to visit the Parliament behind closed doors (part of the visiting Leadership group) as well as the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Seeing the story of The Great War WWI from an Australian perspective was a special thing. Our guide John Peterson (in picture)…

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Commercial photography

Photography Project Brief: Sonic Lighting 2 x outdoor landscape lights Loreto College Ballarat. Photos to be taken of 2 x outdoor landscape lights. Preferably in the evening and this week (lights are currently on a dusk-dawn sensor). Approx 4-6 photos in total. Difficulty: high due to low light conditions, no access to the college and…

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