Tell us a bit about you and what you do:
I’m a photographer from the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. I freelance meaning I work for different companies and brands, shooting campaigns and editorials. And I submit my own personal work to magazines and blogs etc.
Describe your style:
I think my style is quite natural but also colourful. I look for the in between moments, the off guard and the awkward, as I see them as the most beautiful. My style for surfing and ocean photography is very elegant and feminine, always trying to capture women in their natural form. I love stripping back scenes, no make-up, minimal accessories and shooting personalities.
Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?
Yep! Very coastal, quirky and relaxed. I think it’s got a lot to do with the slow paced lifestyle and the people who grew up here. Everyone’s pretty down to earth and I think that shows in the way they dress!
What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?
My friend has a rad blog/site www.saltgypsy.com which is amazing, has everything you need to know about women surfers in the industry. I also draw inspiration from blogs like Oracle Fox and A Bikini A Day as they just have beautiful presentation and I get super inspired by the way they grow their businesses.
Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots?
Commonfolk in Mornington has got to be my favourite. I’m always in there! I love Store Fifteen Cafe too in Main St, they have the best smoothies. Mr Curtis in Mt Martha is perfect for a down time wine on a Friday afternoon too!
by Penny Ivison