I was apprenticed as a photographer in Salzburg under the professional guidance of Ingrid von Tautscher. Her studio was renowned for portraits of artists and performers from the Salzburger Festivals. In 1994 I immigrated with my daughter to Australia, where I continued working as a freelance photographer in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.  In 2007 I moved to Tasmania where I completed a BFA degree at the School of Fine Arts in 2017.

In Melbourne I began to develop a body of work on cityscapes and urban landscapes, using large- and medium-format cameras. Inspired by Albert Renger-Patzsch, Joseph Sudek, David Plowden, Charles Sheeler and others, I discovered abstract spaces within the urban/industrial landscape that evoke play and contemplation. I processed the negatives in PMK, a negative developer made famous by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, which increased the dynamic range of tonality, giving my final prints an outstanding quality. I learned how to realize this intrinsic print quality in the digital medium in color photography through the techniques established by Les Walkling. Like Walkling, I am drawn to the rich aesthetic and tactile richness of contemplative detail which serves as a base for an open dialog that speaks to the viewer. In my work, print quality is intrinsic to what I’m trying to communicate. I don’t just deal in concepts, but rely on our aesthetic sense of the print in color, texture, and tonality.

My recent work revolves around the inter-zone of industry, technology, and landscape. Following the paths of the industrial history here in Tasmania, I found the debris of an industrial landscape. It is an archeological journey of an industrial civilization that made Tasmania into the place it is today. The main body of this revolves around photographic prints but I am also developing a video and soundscape on the subject of ‘Interzone’.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Conversations on Landmarks
    with Prof. Jeff Malpas and Raymond Arnold

21 July 2018

  • The Future of the Museum
    A Conversation between  History, Art and Science with
    Eleanor Calella – Archeologist, University of Manchester and Cameron Slatyer – Branch Manager of Life and Geoscience, Australian Museum Research Institute

19 May 2018

  • Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape
    Humanities in the House
    Presentation in the Tasmanian Parliament with Dr. Ingo Farin

26 August 2015

  • Imaging Tasmania, Tarraleah, Tasmania
    Conference Paper on Imaging Nature with Dr. Ingo Farin

21 – 23 June 2012

PUBLICATIONS

April 2018

June 2015

2015

  • Island Magazine (131)
    Photography and Essay: “Thoughts of a Traveler”

Summer 2012

  • THE PHOTO PAPER: BW SPIDER Award
    ‘Tree Shaddow” electronic publication

2011

WORKSHOPS GIVEN

  • Gallery Fotohof in Salzburg on Urban Nightscape

2010

  • Portrait Workshops with Jaquline Mittelman at Paterson Studios.

2003

EXHIBITIONS

  • LANDMARKS

    Queen Victorian Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
    Solo Exhibition

14 April – 7 October 2018

  • SOLASTALGIA 

    LARQ Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania
    Solo Exhibition

27 June – 1 August 2015

  • INTERZONE

    Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie, Tasmania
    Solo Exhibition

31 August – 5 March 2015

  • EXQUISITE

    Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania
    Group Exhibition curated by Christine Scott and Christl Berg

5 March to 2 February 2015

  • FACES OF MELBOURNE – Portraits and Urban Landscapes
    Cato Gallery (Victorian Artist Society) Melbourne

4 September – 27 April 2009

  • REFLECTIONS ON BEAUTY AND DECAY and other matters.
    Rosny ‘The Barn and Schoolhouse Gallery’
    Group Exhibition currated by Michael Denholm

2009

  • LIGHT, LINE, TEXTURE.
    Red Lion Gallery
    Phillip Island, Victoria

2005

 

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