My love of photography started as a fifteen year old. My father bought me a second hand Olympus OM10 35mm film camera (which I still have and use). It was from this moment on that the love affair with photography began. Whilst it was a hobby for many years, the obsession soon took hold.
In recent years, I have embarked upon a Diploma in Photoimaging at CATC. I am getting close to the finish line - only three subjects left! One of the subjects that we covered was Folio. During this subject we put together a body of work to present to Industry professionals. It was quite a daunting task, as there was much work and refinement that took place in a very short period of time.
My folio class, a small group which nurtured one another, was filled with amazing talent (inclusive of our lecturer/curator). It was 10 intense weeks of refinement and then a very stressful printing week, but the night of the presentation went by in a whirlwind of excitement.
One of the Industry professionals who critiqued our work was Peter Collie . Peter wrote a blog piece about us on his website. There is nothing more complimentary than when a photographer of such calibre takes the time to write a piece about you (and your group) on his blog. There is a wonderful sense of validation and pride that comes with it.
The words I share with you are these, "She has an uncommon eye for taking a common scene and making magic."