Friday, 14 February 2014


So a few weeks ago my photo imaging class and I had our very first exhibition, it was such an awesome experience and an incredible learning opportunity. Everyone produced such amazing work and opening night was a huge success. Only one more semester left and I'm done!
In the grand scheme of things six months is an incredibly short period of time that being said I feel as though I've grown exponentially not only in my work but as a person, I mean I still have an incredibly long journey ahead but I'm not nearly as terrified as I was this time last year.
On to my exhibition piece.
My initial idea was to do a series on mental illness. Mental illness has always been present in my life in it's various forms and manifested in various people in my life. So I wanted to visually represent a handful of mental illness, but as was part of the possess I developed my idea and it evolved from that initial thought into my final series entitled "Where is my mind".
While thinking about all these other people and what goes on inside their heads it occurred to me that I was focusing more of my thoughts on the minds of others and less on what I was actually thinking. Over the last few years I found myself shutting out a lot of my thoughts to the point where I almost wasn't thinking at all, I just existed, I didn't think critically at all I didn't question anything. So I started listening and interpreting those thoughts, most of them stem from a slightly darker place full of self doubt and depression which is kind of a downer but I guess I needed to get it out and I feel better for it. Though I will say it was great creative fuel it really played havoc with my head and I feel like I stayed in that dark place a little too long and spiraled entirely too far down, but I'm on my way up and and my mind has become so much more open.
I came up with a total of ten images six of which I exhibited. I'm incredibly pleased with what I managed to come up with though some of them are more literal than others and I need to work on my symbolism.
So here they are, the final six...

They are a bit all over the place but then again so was my brain when I created them. I am currently working on two new series both for college so watch this space.
As always stay safe and thanks for reading/ viewing.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Pole Zone Presents: A Reflection of Darkness

This Saturday just past I had the immense pleasure of photographing the amazingly talented ladies from PoleZone Gold Coast showcasing their pole fitness skills in their aptly name show, Reflection of  Darkness.
These girls are an absolute testament to human strength, I was completely blown away by how effortlessly they performed their routines. Not only were they highly entertaining but you can see the passion in their eyes.
They are such a wonderfully kind and welcoming group of girls and I'm really looking forward to working with them more in the future.
On that note here are some of my favourite shots from the night...

And there you have it!
I would now like to give a shout out to to all the PoleZone ladies.
& Alyce
Thank you so much for just being yourselves!
As always stay safe and thank you for reading/viewing.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Four Months of Enlightenment...

Okay so it's been about four months since my last post and as you can imagine quite a lot has happened and quite a lot of photos have been here it goes.
I started studying photoimaging at CATC! It is the best/ hardest thing that has happened in my life thus far. I have learned more in the last three months than I have in the last three years. My photography is improving exponentially and I'm viewing the world in a whole new light.
I have gained so many wonderful new friends, you have no idea how refreshing it is to be with like minded people. I can share my ideas with actual people and not just with text on a screen.
I feel as though a light that has been burnt out for a long time has flickered back to life.
Studying has really helped to reaffirm that this is what I want to do with my life.
I am and always will be a photographer...

So there you have it, a snippet of what I've doing for the last few months. I hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as I enjoyed creating them.
In other news I am in the process of moving to Newfarm in Brisbane with Bradley and one of my school chums Ryan, we have two fur babies River & Simon and I turned 25!
Any feedback is very much appreciated. As always stay safe and thank you for reading/viewing.

Monday, 13 May 2013

A Bit of a Catch Up

It just occurred to me that it has been almost two months since my last post, so I thought I would do a post to catch you all up on my life and show you some of the pretty pictures I've taken along the way...

So in just over four weeks I embark on the adventure that is my Diploma of Photo Imaging at CATC design school in Brisbane which I am beyond excited about! I got to have a little tour of the campus before I enrolled and it is so funky and modern and just oozes creativity. Just as I typed that paragraph I got the email containing my timetable!

I also went to down to Sydney for a week for my Granny's 80th birthday. I was so good to go back there, I haven't been properly for almost 9 years. I definitely appreciate the architecture and history of Sydney a lot more now than I did when I was younger, I am also madly in love with The Rocks and am determined to own a terrace house there one day. I don't know why I let them talk me out of it but I didn't take my camera into the city, I'm going back next month for Supanova so I will definitely be spending at least one day in The Rocks taking pictures of everything.

Supanova also happened a few weeks ago, I was sick so I didn't get many photos. My old boss came with us dressed as the Tonto from The Lone Ranger, his costume was magnificent! He is one of the kindest and most amazingly talented people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend, I tell him all the time that his talent is being wasted and he needs to do something with it. There is photoshoot in the works with him hopefully I can get him to don some of his other fantastic costumes.
I also have a few other shoots in the works with some gorgeous girls and I have decided to attempt to create my very own photographic tarot deck. I'm still in the planning stages but hopefully I will be able to shoot it soon because its going to be amazing!

Ummm so that's pretty much it, here are some pretty pictures....

I have a lot of editing to catch up on so I will try and do another post next week.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures, on that note I bid you farewell and as always stay safe and thank you for reading/ viewing.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Alice in Wonderland: The Photo Shoot

This Sunday just past I was able to bring a concept I had had for a long while into a reality.
With the help of my insanely multi-talented make up artist Miss Alyce Chapman and my unbelievably gorgeous and incredibly talented model Miss Monique Hope we made my Alice in Wonderland dream come to life.
It was shot at the Cabarita Headland on the NSW far north coast at entirely too early in the morning. It was hot, there were mosquitoes and one particularly persistent march fly but I was beyond amazing!!!
Everything went exactly how I had envisioned it!
Monique, who has never modeled before, was a tour de force!!! She needed little to no direction, she knew exactly what to do, and she was the purest embodiment of Alice there could ever be. All I needed to do was tell her where to go and she took care of the rest.
Seriously keep your eyes peeled for this girl because she is going to be famous!

So with out further adieu here are a few shots from the shoot! I will be uploading all of photos from the shoot to my Penny Lane Photography Facebook (the link is at the top of the page).

So there you have it! My Alice shoot is done and dusted! When I'm rich and famous I will revisit it, hopefully with Monique as my model, and do it bigger and better.
Again thank you to the two wonderful girlies who made this dream a reality, thank you Bradley for making countless trips to and from the car not to mention putting up with my craziness the night before and just being an all round fantastic assistant and boyfriend, thank you Tanya for letting my borrow your beautiful cake stand and lastly thank you Chrissy (Monique's mum) for allowing Monique to do this for me and also for your cupcake stand even though we didn't use it ^_^.

If you would like to utilize Miss Alyce's services here is her Facebook page. She is an extremely talented make up artist, nail technician, beauty therapist and hairdresser so check her out.

On that note I bid you farewell and as always stay safe and thank you for viewing/ reading.