Entwined. This photographic tapestry celebrates the extraordinary beauty of the Australian Native Bush. Over 80 percent of the species of flora and fauna found in Australia are endemic to this continent. It is our responsibility to ensure we protect this uniqueness.
Suellen Saidee Cook
Tree Museum . Inspired by Joni Mitchells song Big Yellow Taxi and the future we face if we ignore climate change and what we are doing to our planet
Suellen Saidee Cook
The Water Garden. Let me sit and ponder for a while, Of that which is in my heart and soul, A place of refuge, a sanctuary within, Beyond the distraction of the ripples on a pond There resides my peace Composite Image
Lunar Occultation of Saturn, August 12th 2019. On August 12th 2019 the Moon occulted Saturn. This mosaic is an example of high resolution imaging and a composition of the best 10% of about 18000 images that were overlayed and stacked in astronomical image processing software and Gimp. The brightness of Saturn was heavily increased to compete with the Lunar luminance.
Sycamore Lace Bug (Corythucha ciliata). The 3mm Sycamore Lace Bug (Corythucha ciliata) is a North American pest of the plane tree family. This image was created using 16 focus stacked shots. Sycamore Lace Bugs have been detected in Australia since March, 2007.
Temporary Coalescence. Are we single, cohesive personalities, or are our identities fragments that shift and change, coalescing into temporary arrangement depending (as in quantum mechanics) on who is observing? Collage of direct positive self-portraits from 4x5 camera and hand-developed by the photographer. Drawn fragment sketched on glass while looking and loaded in the camera to burn onto the paper during exposure
Down In The Mud. Every relationship has it's struggles. It can feel as if you are stuck in mud, and that the mud is going to swallow your relationship whole. No matter what happens, always try to keep supporting each other through these sticky, tough times.
Golden fragments of Tanisha . Inspired by Dante's Inferno and the Japanese art form Kintsugi, the repairing of broken objects with gold, giving the object a visual history now seen as beautiful.
Rebirth. This photograph draws on experiences living in Middle Eastern society, where cultural and religious beliefs enforce certain pathways, especially on women. Around the world in many societies, brave women try to break down these walls despite the consequences. Knowledge and awareness are powerful instruments to challenge these walls, and help women turn away, one by one, from their imposed fates.
The Schoolmistress. This image derives from a series The School which was inspired by my family history. The building these images are set in is the school that my Grandmother attended in the 1920s in North West Victoria. Now abandoned and derelict, the building has so much personal history for me that I wanted to include it in my photographic work.
he girl in roses. This photograph is from one of my ongoing fine-art projects, in which I try to exploit emotions and sensations in portraits integrating with abstract and conceptual approaches.
Hope Displaced. Bringing war to a place with the excuse of bringing peace and a better future only ends in innocents to lose their loved ones and enforced to leave their home.
Tame & Wild Studio
"If winning or losing is going to define your life, you. This image is entitled If winning or losing is going to define your life, you're on a rough road. It was created as part of an ongoing personal project entitled 'All Creatures Great & Small.
Flannel Fairies. The delight of walking through the Australian bush and coming across Wild Flannel Flowers carries me back to simpler days when the back garden was my world and the flowers, my imaginary friends.
"A bird is safe in its nest - but that is not what its .This is Palomine, the South Eastern Red Tailed Black Cockatoo. Commissioned for a client but also captured as part of an ongoing personal project entitled 'All Creatures Great & Small.
New-holland Honeyeater. This cheeky little bird oozed personality and confidence. It had recovered from a wing injury and was successfully released back into the wild.
Beaks and Blooms. A playful photographic artwork drawing attention to the extraordinary beauty of the Australian Bush with a particular focus on the beautiful Rainbow Lorikeet. Over 80% of the species of plants and animals found in Australia are endemic to this continent, worth celebrating and protecting.
Maximus & Mocha.Maximus is a cranky and snappy Miniature Pinscher. Mocha is a gentle and sweet Labrador x Poodle. Together and within the dynamics of their human family they balance out and compliment each other to create a harmonious brotherly duo.
Homeless Kangaroo. Social Awareness Campaign for a Wildlife Rescue Organisation reminding motorists to check for Joeys if they hit a Kangaroo.
Las Esquinas De Merida. A virtual map of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Depicted through 254 photos of the red and white plaques that can be found on many of the citys street corners giving the location a name. There were 333 named corners recorded in 1938, some names dating back to the 18th Century. With no recent documentation locating the plaques, the project to find all that remained and photographing them took 2 months
Self portrait with Beau. This portrait blends my image with that of Beau, my pet lamb. It questions whether my identity is what you see on the surface or is it influenced by my interactions with those around me.
Let my home be my gallows. Inspired by Dante's Inferno and the Japanese art form Kintsugi, the repairing of broken objects with gold, giving the object a visual history now seen as beautiful.
Mahani Del Borrello
Containment Lines. Containment Lines is part of a series that explores themes of emptiness and excess. As humans we have a habit of trying to fill voidsboth physical and emotionalwith possessions. Our lives and homes are overflowing with the latest must have items, current generation gadgets and new season trends. We accumulate and seek more space to fill.
Shark Pond. This shot was taken in Rockingham Western Australia. The sharks seem to visit the spot the same time every year and was lucky enough to capture them on my drone. With this composite image the lady on the lilo was added for extra attention.
Formality. Formality part of an ongoing series which endeavors to transport the viewer to another time and place.
Rocket to the Gods (2014). Each May in north-eastern, Thailand farmers send rockets to the connect with the gods, asking them for rain to soak their rice fields. Up to 200kg of gun powder is compressed into plumbing pipe, when fired they can reach 3km.
Beyond this life. Inspired by Dante's Inferno and the Japanese art form Kintsugi, the repairing of broken objects with gold, giving the object a visual history now seen as beautiful.
Cold and Still. Composite image - The feeling of being stuck in a snowy wonderland. Multiple locations across NSW Australia
Out of the black, into the blue. Remember this as you fall, you will find your way Endless is not the passage of the cold mind, Closer is the time, you can and you will move out of the black and into the blue I have explored visual depictions of mental health and how striving for unattainable perfection alone will never save me.
Translucence III. I love the way things flow underwater, the soft movement of fabric and hair, the feeling of weightlessness. It's quiet under the surface, a sense of peace reigns here, an innocence and fragility. I wanted to reflect that in the image, recolouring the skin to appear almost transparent and to enhance the enveloping feeling of water by combining images of ink as if they hold and support her.?
A Reflective Personality. There are many people who will show an empty reflection of who they really are. Some do this due to lack of confidence, some do it because they feel more comfortable portraying someone who they are not, and others do it for more sinister reasons. Have you ever hidden who you really are from someone before?
Salt Lake Swan. A single Black Swan inhabits a salt lake near the Stirling Ranges in southern Western Australia.
You Are My Oxygen. When you become incredibly close to someone and fall in love, it can often feel as if you are each others oxygen, and struggle to keep living without each other.
Hartog Shimmer. The strongest impression looking west from Dirk Hartog Island was of muted tones, shimmering water and the amazing sun streak of the horizon. The vision has stayed with me and this interpretation is from my strong recollection of the effect the storm's approach had on the late morning light.
Love On The Rocks. After a morning flying my drone around the iconic headlands of Sydney I spotted a small rock outcrop peaking above the swell and with the last remnants of battery I flew over to check it out and was pleasantly surprised at the shape the outcrop and waves had made. For me, its always the unplanned compositions that provide the greatest reward.
Bedford Parts. Near Huonville - Tasmania, I spotted an old rusted Bedford truck with the wreck of an old car on the back. What made me pull up was the fact that an artist had already left their magical touch by spraying it various colours. My imagination kicked in and I couldnt wait to attack it from all angles with the idea of creating a scrap metal collage.
Ephemeral Threads _ Condolence. Exploring ideas of historical decay embellished with remnant traces of grandeur. After many months of water deprivation these flowers have twisted and strained, contorted and released as if stricken with grief. These delicate sculptural forms are intertwined with dried bones and the hollow shells of insects to create ornate arrangements that sing to our past.
Simpatico. Matthew Ball Marcelino Sambé of the London Ballet perform during a studio-photoshoot.
Tugboat, Newcastle Harbour. These are overlaid film images of the same tugboat, taken with different perspectives as it moved out to sea in Newcastle harbour. The motion of the boat and panorama of the harbour are combined to evoke the way that we perceive and remember things - as overlapping and sometimes contradictory fragments.
Dentist Sweat the Small Stuff. Being a dentist is all about the details. We combine artistic flare, knowledge of science and love of using our hands to help people. Here we are creating a new smile with porcelain veneers. The precision requires a 12D scalpel blade to scrape off the excess resin. The detail of the scalpel blade is captured. This sharpness takes off the excess resin with ease without damaging tooth or veneer.
A New Chapter. This image explores the emotions of a teenager on the cusp of adulthood. Reflecting on his childhood, finding courage to face his fears for his unknown future. Lastly celebrating his achievements along the way
Serves me right. A play on being the odd one out for missing the memo on the dress code and trying to blend in.
All Wrapped Up. There are humans who are only focused on one thing; themselves. They become so consumed and wrapped up by their own thoughts and feelings that they disregard everyone else around them and focus only on what serves their self-centered wishes and desires.
Ephemeral Threads - Sorrow. Exploring ideas of historical decay embellished with remnant traces of grandeur. More than memorial wreaths, these constructs of wilted florals push past a Victorian sentiment in their elaborate and finely crafted detail. After many months of water deprivation these flowers have twisted and strained, contorted and released as if stricken with grief.
The Devious Devil Cat. This image tells the story of a sadistic evil cat who kills beautiful birds simply to strip them of their colourful feathered beauty to use for his own vanity.
Outcast. Mental illness can often make people feel isolated. As a sufferer of mental illness my ghost images portray that isolation, that feeling of being an outcast with the use of deserted landscapes.
Lone Home. The small Lone Home isolated against the epic landscape, daring to explore something new in oneself regardless of what many others may think.