Artist in focus
Possum Creek Studios
It was love that brought me to Byron, and it’s love that I have the pleasure to capture with my work. I have lived and worked as a wedding photographer in Byron Bay for more than five years now, and the spectacular landscapes together with the soft colours and golden light that emanate from this region have been my constant inspiration and major influences on my photographic style. I believe that weddings are happy, joyous events and rather than follow the ‘dark, moody, introverted’ trend that abounds in wedding photography lately. I find it hard to resist the colour and the lightness, the playfulness and the fun. Without a doubt, the sheer giddy amazement in finding ourselves surrounded by spectacular landscapes to celebrate this crazy thing called love has me totally hooked.
There’s much more to being a wedding photographer, though. You are a portrait photographer, an event photographer, a landscape photographer, a documentary photojournalist. It’s all of these hats and more – you are a consultant, a friend, a comedian, a quiet observer. After photographing hundreds of weddings throughout my career I still find it thrilling every time, the challenge to do my best on the day whatever the circumstances may be, whichever hat I’m wearing.
Most of all, it’s the connection with people that gives me the biggest buzz – firstly the couple themselves, but also their family and friends, their characters, their stories. To be let in to people’s lives for a brief time, to be trusted to capture the big moments and the small, to tell their love story on a day of such significance, is both an honour and a privilege.
Visit Creative Artisans Gallery in Ballina and be amazed!
See stunning and arresting artworks in a variety of media: oils, watercolours, scratchboard, resin, photographs and more – many depicting local scenes.
Find an eclectic and luscious collection of hand-crafted jewellery, along with hand-painted silk scarves and gorgeously practical (and washable) bags.
Discover a limited range of hand-sewn clothing designed with the voluptuously mature female figure in mind – natural fibres.
Hand-painted silk scarves and gorgeously practical (and washable) bags – and so much more!
Art and artisan classes and workshops commencing soon – check our Facebook page.
Byron School of Art Summer Taster Classes
Byron School of Arts’ popular Summer Taster classes are on again in 2018 with a wide variety of inspirational options. BSA has a selection of new workshops as well as many of the much-loved favourites. From drawing to stringmaking, painting, monoprinting and sculpture, this is a great opportunity to expand your creative processes and sample what you can develop further with BSA throughout the year. There will also be Art Club tasters for school-aged children.
Mid-February marks the beginning of the BSA Project Space 2018 Exhibition Calendar with openings every second Friday night. The BSA Project Space will continue to showcase a broad range of creative practices from within the region, as well as work with guest curators and visiting artists.
Make pottery with Byron School of Clay
Wheel throwing opens up many creative possibilities. Using only your hands, clay and a wheel, it can be a meditative and captivating experience.
Join us for Term One 2018! Our 8-week adult wheel-throwing courses start from 5 February.
Both beginners and advanced beginners are welcome. Plus! students can also practise throwing outside of class hours.
Byron School of Clay is an education centre dedicated to teaching pottery and ceramic art. Creativity and good teaching are at the core of our philosophy. Students leave our studio feeling inspired with the confidence to make their own pottery.
Enrol online www.bsoc.com.au before 22 January to claim your earlybird discount.