Not so long ago, I attended an exhibition and was talking to this photographic artist who had his work on display. It was beautiful work, that had an ethereal quality - abstract, nuanced and unique in its artistry. I found his work inspirational and I felt drawn to it. It was during our chat that he said to me, its ok to experiment to find your own "voice" and not to be discouraged in doing so. He had explained to me how he came to discover this style in his work and suggested that I allow myself the opportunity to break convention and play. 

So I guess  that is what I am doing. I am going through a phase of experimentation. My work at the moment is playing with notions of creating painting like qualities through photography. By taking inspiration from the masters of Impressionism, I am attempting to capture images of familiar urban landscapes but recreating them in a different way.


I am packing my bags and leaving Sydney! 
I don't mean to sound too enthusiastic, but it's been four years and it is time for a change.

Sometimes when an opportunity presents itself, you should go with it and see where it leads!  I'm now knee deep in boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap. Making those life altering decisions about what I take, leave behind or throw away. 

In just under a month, I will be gone and I'm hoping for a sea change!

Adios Sydney, It's been real!

HYPE - A Group exhibition



Inaugural Christmas group exhibition
to be  held at:
Level 1, 220 William Street, Woolloomooloo 


Come share a glass of wine, mingle
with the artists and enjoy the art work.
I will be there to say hi!
Friday 9 December 2016, 6pm - 8pm


Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday    12pm - 4pm
Monday   12pm - 4pm


The Print Shop - launch

 Fragility of Flowers - Michelle Lake ©

I am thrilled to announce that I am apart of a new venture that Contact Sheet Gallery are launching, called The Print Shop.

The Print Shop is a dedicated gallery and online store, showcasing photographic works of Australian and International artists.


Come mingle with the artists over a glass of wine  at the launch!
Saturday 24 September 2016, 1-3pm
60 Atchison Street ST LEONARDS NSW


Exhibition runs from 24/09/2016 to 09/10/2016


Wednesday to Friday, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, 11am - 3pm
Sunday to Tuesday, by appointment


Please send your RSVP direct to the Gallery at:


Sunstudios: I'm a finalist!



It was such an unexpected surprise to find out today that I am a finalist in the 2016 SunStudio Assistants & Emerging Photographer Award!

This is the first year that I have entered but what makes it even better is that my very talented and beautiful friend Heather Raadgever is also a finalist!