(the award winning portfolio)
Recently I was a finalist in the Creative Photography category at the national Iris Awards held in Wellington. The Epson/New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Iris Awards attract thousands of top quality entries from around the country and overseas each year.
To cap off a busy month one of my recent works, a composite landscape titled Devil’s Elbow, was also a Top 10 Finalist at the Christchurch Art Show Awards. This composite landscape photo attracted the attention of competition judge David Woodings and was selected out of hundreds of artworks to be displayed in the Top 10 entries at the Art Show.
My Iris Award winning portfolio, which included one gold and two silver awards was made up of creative interpretations of Central Otago’s landscape where she showed an alternative view of regularly photographed scenes. I always strive to present a different view of Central Otago. I enjoy using photographic and editing techniques to tell my story of our region and its geography. My other prints which also prominently featured Central Otago landscapes achieved a further five silver and two bronze awards making it my most successful year yet at these awards.
Being a finalist at the Iris Awards and Christchurch Art Show Awards is a high point in my photographic career. Being recognised at these awards has come at a pivotal point as I turn my attention to the fine art side of my business. Being able to provide high quality prints and framing for my images is the icing on the cake!
I really want to thank all of the people who have helped give me the confidence to pursue my dreams, including my partner, my kids and my parents.”