Author: louisefaulknerphotography

The ballet.

The ballet.

I’ve decided that I’d like to stay in seawater. Submerged, I feel free of daily gravitas, suspended and weightless, playful, beautiful. These portraits seek to convey this idea, that in the ocean all are equally light and majestic, elegant of leg and graceful in motion. […]

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Ocean Sand I & II

Ocean Sand I & II

In the warmer months, my daughter and I spend as much time at the beach as possible. We are both fair-skinned so prefer mornings and late afternoons for our visits. In doing so, we catch the best of the light and shadow play on the […]

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Cloud series

Cloud series

I am endlessly fascinated by clouds. The towering white cumulonimbus, providing perspective in their mountainous gatherings; the cotton-ball skyscape of mammatus clouds; the gentle whisp of cirrus clouds airbrushed against the sky. And storm clouds, glorious storm clouds – they never cease to deliver the […]

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Xanthorrhoea

William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2020 finalist image. After the forest fire, orange scars are revealed through the weight of gentle rain sloughing ashy layers from remaining trees. These Xanthorrhoea trunks appear molten, melted, their curled tendrils a relief from the tired lines of […]

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Her feet, with fish

I have so many portraits of her face, her smile, her freckles, her eyes. A traditional artist’s approach and a mother’s prerogative. Yet those images do not adequately express the places she loves, where she revels in frivolous youth, where she is quiet and her […]

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The Baths

Our Novocastrian identity is draped in blue & green. Our steel blue collar harbour history. The emerald water. The endless depth of blue coastal sky. We are enveloped from head to heart, from then to now. My own identity is wrapped up in cerulean memories. […]

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The devil in Tassie II

The devil in Tassie II

On a recent trip to Tasmania – my first – I had the chance to visit the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. I’ve wanted to visit this area for years. Fuelled by an early passion for the environment driven by the Franklin Dam controversy, combined […]

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Franklin Gordon

After a week of work in Tasmania, I grabbed an opportunity to visit Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Dense rainforest pockets, mossy vales, pristine waterways, vast landscapes and endless skies; it was stunning and exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to get back there […]

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With camera in Canberra, walking.

I locked in a few solo days leave and headed south west to the nation’s capital. With no plans beyond visiting the National and Portrait galleries, the rest of my trip was an open book. This big-sky-country is changing; hipster cafes, bespoke boutiques, gelato bars […]

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R U OK?

Yesterday was ‘R U OK?’ Day. A day where we are asked to check in on each other with the simple question “Are you OK?”. RUOK is a charity aiming to battle depression and prevent suicide through creating a more connected world. I thought about […]

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The devil in Tassie

Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. As always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard to […]

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