Weclome to my FAA shop & gallery. Please note that I have a far more extensive portfolio on my RedBubble site. I am gradually uploading more art to this site, so if you should see something at RedBubble that you would like to buy, and it is not on this gallery, please let me know and I can upload it for you. (If you are in Australia I advise you buy from the RedBubble site as products are posted from Australia, whereas this gallery is serviced by a north American based and postage to Australia for a framed print is more than the cost of the print.) This site's fine service offers far more framing options than RedBubble as to frame and matte colour etc. RedBubble site for Australian purchasers: [url]http://analog6.redbubble.com/[/url].
The images in my Fine Art Gallery do carry a price premium and are the best of my work. All artworks in the Fine Art Gallery are eminently suited to collection as a work which will gain value.
Growing up in a rural environment I have always been intrigued by nature, the landscape and the night sky. I love the colours and contrasts of the natural world and the creatures inhabiting it.
I have travelled around NSW, some of southern Qld and in Tasmania, and have some inspiring images from these spots. I also have a big love of the south island of New Zealand, particularly the south-west corner encompassing Lake Wakatipu and Fiordland, and want to share my images with a wider audience.
I hope you enjoy viewing my images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Background & Training
I first picked up a camera at about 7, my Mum's old Franca rangefinder, and it ignited a passion that has guttered and flared, but never died. My mother, and my grandfather before her, were keen photographers and I still have many little 2x3" snaps that I enjoy trawling through. After a raft of small instamatic type cameras I purchased my first SLR in my 20s. Film was expensive but I stretched the budget shot roll after roll.
In the late 1970s I completed the first 2 years of a 4 year Professional Photography Certificate at the Canberra Technical and Further Education, but was defeated by the physics of lenses and gave it up to work full time, unfortunately not in photography. But the groundings of the course are still with me in the lessons I learned about the building blocks of a good image.
A long hiatus intervened during which I took photos only sporadically, but my enthusiasm was fully rekindled when, in 2004, I purchased my first digital SLR. While I have a huge respect for photographers continuing to use film, and indeed I still have that capability as the Hasselblad will take a film back, I am currently only shooting digital images.
I now shoot full time with medium format digital (Hasselblad) and Phase One digital back, but many of the images here were shot on my previous kit of professional Canon equipment.
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All images copyright Odille Esmonde-Morgan, Photography by Odille and must not be reproduced without permission and licence.