Spring is upon us and Christmas is looming....flowers are creating a myriad of colour in our lives as we get into gear for the festive season. Its lovely to see the sun shining after a brisk winter which I must say I have enjoyed.
We have lots of studio news with our new spot in Goodwood having brought with it many new opportunities and new friends.
In a nutshell , July , August, September were a blaze of events of which I fared pretty well. 'In My Room' -Elements came together quickly and easily despite shooting it over the coldest, rainiest part of Autumn at the end of May. The exhibition set was awarded a Silv Dist at the SA Professional Photographic Awards and was runner-up in the Contemporary Art Category. I managed to win South Australian Portrait Photographer of the year 2013 which was wonderful....and the exhibition then opened at the Light Gallery and also at Crackerjack which operated as a gallery during SALA in August.
I am now planning not only my next exhibition but also looking at running other photographic artists exhibitions in my space so keep an eye on FACEBOOK for the details. If you are an artist looking for an exhibition space then contact me. I'll also be exhibiting at the Goodwood Arthouse Exhibition in Nov and then the whole series will be displayed at Waverly House in Mitcham during December along with some new work.
During September I was away in Melbourne for the Australian Professional Photography Awards where I recieved a Silv Dist and 2 Silvers for the exhibition prints in Portrait and then headed to NZ to continue with the art series and do some family photoshoots. So its been all go and I'm just settling back in and gearing up for the Christmas rush.
On the news front I have started up a VIP club which will be known as 'Artisan'. Returning customers and the lovely people who spread the word about us will be rewarded within the programme and it'll be lovely to be able to give back to the people who value and recommend what we do. For info click HERE
I am also going to be spending a lot of time this year teaching various aspects of the craft of photography and share what I have learnt over the last 25 years....the first 'Fine Art Workshop' will be taking place on the 21st and 22nd of November in Adelaide and participants will be walking away with their own piece of photographic art...to find out more click HERE or 'like' the dedicated Workshop Facebook page for daily tips I am really excited about this and can't wait to have 2 days of inspirational shooting, teaching and no doubt learning a few new things myself. Feel free to make an appointment if you'd like to be part of the workshop and would like more info.
I'll then be heading back to NZ in January to run the same workshop and who knows....if all goes well the next one may be in Europe....there are a lot of places I know well from living there in the 80's that would make great spots for workshops.
On the studio front I will be spending the next few months concentrating on Family Portrait shoots so book now to avoid disappointment as Saturdays fill up fast and all the suppliers close over Christmas....I would love to hear from you and you can always pop in to the Gallery to have a chat about your requirements because we tailor your session to suit you...
Stay safe over this busy time and hope to hear from you or your friends soon
PS Here is a picture as its a bit boring without one!