I am a photographic artist now based in Adelaide.
I have been blessed to have spent some time volunteering in the East Kimberley and North East Arnhem land. It was through these experiences, against the backdrop of boabs and stringy barks, that led me to a finer appreciation of my own connection with nature and the land. There is peace in the stillness of being and those infinitesimal nuances that exist in nature.
My inspiration comes from the natural world. I take comfort in escaping the rush, trading in the bright city lights for the night sky. I look to the remote wilderness of the Australian landscape – the strength of the rock, the swell of a tumultuous sea, the resurgence of the sun. It is when aesthetic beauty is surpassed by an ancient wisdom and honesty, where I feel most inspired and renewed.
My work is an exploration of the innate spiritual connection I have with the land. It allows me an escape from the "noise" of every day life and a freedom to be in the moment - in a time and place that is authentic and ageless.
2016 Hype, Group Exhibition, 220 Creative Space and Gallery, Sydney
2016 Free, Group Exhibition, SunStudios, Sydney
2016 Entre Lineas, Group Exhibition, Contact Sheet Gallery, Sydney
2016 Land & Sea, Group Exhibition, 220 Creative Space and Gallery, Sydney
2015 Wish you Were Here, Group Exhibition, DFS Galleria, Sydney
2014 Mosaic, Group Exhibition, Manning Bar Sydney
2012 Adelaide Hills Wine Region – Winter Warmer Reds, Group Exhibition, Hahndorf Academy Regional Arts & Heritage Gallery, Adelaide
2017 Australian Photography, Photographer of the Year - Landscape - Commended
2017 Australian Photography, Photographer of the Year - Art - Commended
2016 Australian Photography, Photographer of the Year - Landscape - Commended
2016 Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year, Creative Flair - Silver Award
2016 Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year, Classic Landscapes - Silver Award
2016 Finalist, SunStudios Assistants and Emerging Photographer Awards
2015 Acceptance, Sydney International Exhibition of Photography
2014 Finalist, “Wish you Were Here” Photography Competition
2012 Finalist, Adelaide Hills Wine Region – Winter Warmer Reds Photography Competition
All images on this website © Michelle Lake 2014-2017
No image is to be reproduced in any way, without the direct consent of myself.