fine art photography

The Art of Stone

SANDSTONE FORMS THE BEDROCK FOR MUCH OF THE CITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA AND IT'S VISUAL PRESENCE IN BOTH ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND IN ITS ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING, GIVES SYDNEY A DISTINCTIVE PERSONALITY.  I HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF THE ROCKS AND THEIR ABSTRACT NATURE, HENCE THIS SERIES OF ARTWORKS CAPTURED AND INTERPRETED BY ME, BUT CREATED BY MOTHER NATURE.   

Printed onto canvas and gallery wrapped, or finished with a floating box frame, this beautiful stone creates stunning, large scale artworks.  Make an appointment to see some of this work in my studio in Mona Vale. 

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Printed onto canvas and gallery wrapped, or finished with a floating box frame, this beautiful stone creates stunning, large scale artworks.  Make an appointment to see some of this work in my studio in Mona Vale. 

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Wild Brumbies Free to Roam but at What Cost?

The controversial plan to cull 90% of Australia's Wild Brumby population in the Snowy Mountains has been abandoned to the relief of many.  Conservationists and scientists, however, suggest that these Brumbies are endangering more than 20 plant species and numerous animal species.  Hopefully there will be a concerted effort to relocate the Brumbies from particularly environmentally sensitive areas.  

Despite one's views on the emotive topic, there is no doubt they are beautiful to watch in the wild, and I have been lucky to capture them on camera while snowshoeing in the backcountry.

Brumbies in the Snowy Mountains @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Brumbies in the Snowy Mountains @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Against the Wind @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Against the Wind @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Freedom @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Freedom @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Autumn Creative Photography Workshops with Pamela Pauline

I am super excited to announce my Autumn Creative Photography Workshops.  I will be offering two workshops during the month of April.  

The first will take place on Wednesday, April 11th, and is aimed at those photographers who have a solid grasp of photography, but would like to learn new techniques for editing their images.  We will enjoy a full day of fun, food and editing, and will hopefully leave the workshop with a renewed vision of how to create photographic art.

The second workshop, on Tuesday the 17th of April, is an early sunrise shoot aimed a people who love the sunrise and want to learn how to take better photographs as well as learn editing techniques.  After our shoot, we will enjoy breakfast together at my home Studio/Gallery overlooking Bungan Beach and then begin editing the images that we just captured.

Contact me to discuss any of your queries at pamelapauline5@gmail.com.  I would love to see you at one of these Autumn Creative Workshops.  Visit my link at www.pamelapauline.com/education for further information.  Limited to 12 people per workshop.

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HeadOn Photographic Festival 2017 - 3rd Place Winner

Again, the Head On Photo Festival is being held throughout the Month of May in Sydney.  The festival showcases works of Australian and International Artists in what is Australia's largest and most prestigious photography event.  Established in 2008, it has become the second largest photography festival in the world.  The Festival marks a vital place on the Australian Arts Calendar attracting highly acclaimed photographers as well as those that are newer to the scene.  Held in Sydney over three weeks, it offers free events, workshops and exhibitions as well as  talks by well-known and lesser known photographers.  

Dedicated to encouraging innovation and excellence in photography, the Head On Festival also offers the Head On Awards for Portraiture, Landscape, Mobile and Student works.  As a finalist again in 2017, I am honoured to have won Third Place in the Landscape Prize for my image of a Brumby in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.  The Landscape Prize Exhibition consists of the 40 Finalists and is held at the NSW Parliament House from Monday the 8th of May through to the end of the month.  

As part of the festival, I am also exhibiting in the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) exhibition entitled "Storylines".  I will be speaking about my work at the Paddington Town Hall on Sunday, the 12th of May at 3:20.

Finally, I am also an exhibitor in AddOn, a curated exhibition featuring anonymous small square prints..no names, no titles, lots of room for interpretation.  This is also being held at the Paddington Town Hall, Festival Hub.  

Thank you to all of those people who worked so hard to pull together the HeadOn Photographic Festival.  

Freedom by Pamela Pauline, Winner HeadOn Landscape Prize -3rd Place

Freedom by Pamela Pauline, Winner HeadOn Landscape Prize -3rd Place

Wild Wyoming

While I haven't lived in Wyoming for 30 years, I grew up there and it holds a very special place in my heart.  With family there, I visit as often as possible. In January of this year, my husband and our three grown up children transversed the state from Laramie in the SouthEast, to Jackson in the Northwest.  The sparse landscape looks forboding and beautiful with the snow, the wind adding to the sense of isolation.  While there are many iconic images of Wyoming, most notably, those of Ansel Adams, I wanted to show it's simple everyday beauty.  This gallery aims to capture that simplicity.

On Flaneurism, Frampton and Friendship

A French concept, flaneurism, is defined as wandering without purpose.  In today's world, if time is a luxury, then the ultimate indulgence is dropping into designer Jeannette Whitson's Garden Variety Design Studio in Nashville, Tennesee for a wander.  Located in the very trendy 12 South area of Nashville, the studio is an original 1899 home, cleverly renovated by Jeannette and recently opened by appointment only.  The studio houses a unique collection of beautiful antiques and other one-off pieces of art, primarily from France.  Jeannette's design sense and keen eye can only be described as eclectic, one-of-kind and stunningly beautiful.  

 Jeannette and I met nearly 25 years ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.  We connected immediately, sharing a love of adventure, curiosity, beautiful things and laughter.  We travelled through the back alleys of Central Java, Jeannette searching for genuine antiques and me documenting the lives and landscapes of the people through research and photography (I was working on a USAID contract at the time).  Our years in Indonesia were instrumental in inspiring our creative careers.    

Through marriage and children, our lives took us to different corners of the world, but our passions in our respective fields continued to grow, as did the respect for each other's work.   For some time we have been talking about collaborating, so it was with great enthusiasm, 25 years after first meeting, that I accepted Jeannette's offer to host a photographic show in her studio when the space was ready.

We had a fabulous week together in June, inviting designers and art collectors to the studio.  It is always deeply gratifying to develop an emotional connection with buyers or potential customers.  Naturally, it was a thrill when the unassuming Rock Star Peter Frampton visited the studio, taking home  my "Kookaburra Sits".  That said,  regardless of the owner, it is always a great honour to have my work hanging in the privacy of people's homes, and something that I never take for granted.  

The Southern hospitality is hard to beat, and we are already discussing my return.