“ Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray .” Rumi

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” Rumi

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2018 AIPP Australian Professional Illustrative Photographer of the Year.

 

I am a photographer of the imagination. I tell stories through images that mysteriously bubble into my consciousness from deep within my imagination. It is when this sense of curiosity, mystery and imagination combines with the rigour and discipline of creatively blending together multiple photographs into one image, something truly magical happens; reality is reinvented into a single image of my imagination.

My work explores another dimension of the photographic medium and uses landscapes, iconic landmarks and beautiful places, to take the viewer on an emotional journey through memory and nostalgia. It is neither traditional nor abstract but a reinvention of reality. The images capture the viewer’s imagination drawing them in to a whimsical quirky world of make-believe that becomes totally believable.

The majority of my recent work creates a sense of place, where the viewer steps into an experience bringing along their own preconceptions, memories of and attitudes along with a sense of anticipation. It is akin to stepping onto a stage set where the actors have left the stage but clearly something is going on, what’s more something is about to happen but what is not entirely clear. The space then is yours to become the actor and the story teller.”

I use only my own photographic work.  Images consist of many individual photographs combined in sometimes hundreds of layers to create the final image.

My work is permanently available to view at Gallery Salamanca.

I am a featured participant in the Tasmanian Arts Guide

Please enjoy the imagery on this website and feel very welcome to leave your comments and feedback. I would love to hear from you.
 


Suellen's work is permanently available to view at  Gallery Salamanca .

Suellen's work is permanently available to view at Gallery Salamanca.