Courtney’s First Exhibition!!

One of my clients has exhibited in her first exhibition. It is part of the Lismore Women’s Festival, celebrating  the creative women in our region and I feel that this is a very appropriate venue for her first exhibition.

The opening night was a huge success with lots of people there to celebrate our beautiful, creative women.

I am very proud of my client and really enjoyed exhibiting alongside her.

To be able to share this experience with someone that I have been working closely with for the past few years, mentoring her in photography, is why I work in this industry. Helping my clients to achieve goals which they never thought possible is an amazing feeling.

This exhibition is at Serpentine Gallery, 17A Bridge Street, North Lismore and runs until the 19th of March.

I highly recommend visiting this exhibition to view all of these amazing works of art.


Courtney at her exhibition.

Courtney with her photo at her exhibition!


Coldstream Gallery.

Coldstream Gallery  is a beautiful gallery with a wide range of art that includes glass sculptures, paintings, and woodwork, to name a few. Everywhere you look there is something different to see and admire.

They are situated in the quirky old town Ulmarra, N.S.W, just near Grafton.  The owners, Marc and Steve, are lovely people and passionate about the arts.

I have the honour of having two of my photos hung there until May.

If you enjoy art and antiques and don’t mind a lazy meal out the back of a pub by the river I highly recommend a visit.






Proud Moment!!

I have been mentoring people with disabilities in Photography for nearly four years now.  Seeing one of my clients start TAFE on Thursday was one of my most proudest moments of my career so far.

Chrissy lives with cerebral palsy with very limited movement. When I first started working with her nearly four years ago, she had only just started to express her creative side with the help of my partner Anthony.  Since than she has achieved so much more than she ever thought possible including exhibiting her work in local galleries.

Now she is enrolled in Certificate iii in Design Fundamentals to further her knowledge and creativity, and to experience what it’s like to study in an adult educational environment.

She could not stop smiling all day!

Chrissy Coffee

Chrissy getting her coffee fix before class

Chrissy Creating

Enjoying Class!

Chrissy hard at work

Hard at work!


Explore the Possibilities School Leavers Expo.

Yesterday was fun and it was great to meet lots of awesome people. “The Unseen Machine” was very popular and people really loved the experience.

We really enjoyed meeting lots of fun and interesting  people especially the kids transitioning from school. The Rant crew hope to work with some of them next year.

A big thank you to Karina and Co as well as everyone that worked so hard to make yesterday such a success!


The canvas has been created! After a few weeks of exploring more on abstract photography, creating a  mixed media piece and experimenting what works and does not. Stage one complete.

Chrissy has really enjoyed this process and has started to look at putting material together, to create a scene for a photo shoot and she is really starting to explore different types of abstract photography, as it is broad genre.

I look forward to next week’s session, to start to take photos and see how her creative mind comes to the fore.


2016 - 2




2016 - 1

Let the fun begin!

SEE Class Photography Workshop.

I had the pleasure of hosting a photography workshop with the SEE class which Nortec runs, this week. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed mentoring the students.

The day consisted of exploring basic composition, which includes the lesson of the Rule of Thirds and looking at different ways to take the photo. It is what everyone should understand when learning photography. I suggested not to stand at eye level to get the shot but to  move around, squat down, lie down and look at how many different ways there are to capture an image.

The other aspect of the day was a Photo Safari. The group chose some interesting words and phrases  such as triangle, texture and eyes. The object was to take photos that represent those things, in a creative way.  The Photo Safari challenged the students  and the results were amazing.  For example Karen found a Dragon’s eye in a paper bark tree which made a fantastic photograph.

The day was very enjoyable and I really liked working with the class and I am looking forward to working with them in the future.


Steve thinking outside the square.



Having fun being creative.




Lunch Time!


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