I got a guitar when I was 15. I’m a bit impatient, so after a few lessons I told my teacher I wasn’t interested in learning scales. Teach me Nirvana. I played a couple of gigs and started a band which lasted throughout a Uni degree majoring in Painting. It turns out painting requires agonising amounts of patience.
I realised a camera was much more suited to me. I wandered through countries and soaked up cultures and languages. It made sense that as I travelled I turned my camera to bands and music. After a month assisting at The Scotsman in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival I was hooked.
… And so here I am. Back in Australia, living in Victoria, photographing. Just like that. I love the more creative stuff I get to work on best including personal projects, although I’m totally grateful to all the wonderful clients who’ve trusted me to create images from headshots to product shots & architecture. Check out the work in my galleries to fill you in on my style, clients and where I’m at now. Follow my blog to read about processes, ideas and behind the scenes stuff. Join me on facebook for bite sized updates if you’re not much of a reader. Either way, enjoy. And drop me a line if you want to know more…
In addition to photography, teaching makes me happy. Being able to share knowledge & watch that moment when people ‘get it’ is awesomely inspiring. I’m constantly developing new workshops that I teach in Ballarat & I’m really looking forward to my first trip leading a photography tour on the Kokoda Trail next September. Wanna come?!
And finally, with the desire to create a space that celebrates peoples diversity in love (which has nothing to do with photography), I’ve also founded idotoo.com.au. A vibrant little online community of people sharing ideas and inspiration about doing things a little differently on your wedding day. It’s fun, inclusive & if you’re planning on getting married sometime soon you should check it out.
Michelle is also proud to recently be accepted onto the board of Women’s Health Grampians & is looking forward to contributing to the community through this role.