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PHOTOGRAPHER BRUCE DAMONTE







Becoming a photographer was an accident for Bruce Damonte. He had been working as a management consultant, when a friend of a former co-worker asked him to help out on a photo shoot. “That day, it hit me that I might have potential as a photographer and I finally resolved to start taking photos again, this time using the camera as a tool instead of a crutch to better understand the things I was...

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PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS







Photography complements the two driving forces in Christopher Phillips' personality, he says. “The need to explore and the love of meditative contemplation.” The former comes from wanting to get out into the world and find something that excites him enough to photograph, and the latter is taking pleasure in the time it takes to choose, edit and print images. Recognition came early via an award...

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PHOTOGRAPHER JUSTIN ALEXANDER







The pull of photography was too strong for Justin Alexander, despite some early doubts. After school - which started in Papua New Guinea, where he was born, and continued in Cairns for the senior years, he began a Bachelor of Photography at RMIT in Melbourne but quit in first year to change courses for a “real” profession. Justin moved to Brisbane, enrolled in and finished law school, but never...

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PHOTOGRAPHER SIMON DEVITT







“I’ve always followed my instincts and done things the way I thought they should be done,” says Simon Devitt. “I show the work I want to make and inevitably that’s the work I get to make. Seems to be working.” The photographer, who is based in Auckland, New Zealand, was first exposed to film through his father, who always carried a 35mm SLR with the family wherever they went. Today Simon shoots...

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PHOTOGRAPHER SAM MCADAM-COOPER












“Some of the best memories and highlights are sometimes from shoots where the process was so rewarding, not just the finished images,” says photographer Sam McAdam-Cooper. “Troubleshooting problematic locations or changeable weather conditions, creative problem-solving, pushing briefs, collaborating with inspiring creatives, making clients happy… all of these make for highlights.” Sam, who works...

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PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER AND DESIGNER VICTORIA ALEXANDER






Victoria Alexander’s life reads as a long list of achievements. She started out as a fashion editor for Vogue and Cosmopolitanmagazines before working as an art director, stylist and on wardrobe for television, still photography and plays. Victoria also founded, was a producer and art director for the television production company The Film Business and was the founder and designer of Sydney’s...

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PHOTOGRAPHER ASHLEY WOODSON BAILEY







A life-changing car accident had a profound impact on Texan florist Ashley Woodson Baileyin more ways than one. In 2012 she damaged her back in such a way that she could no longer work in floral events, a key part of her work as a American floral designer over a 20-year period. However, during her recovery she began to photograph flowers that were given to her as get-well gifts. “I have always...

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PHOTOGRAPHER FELIX FOREST







“The first experience that made me consider photography as a possibility, and I believe started some sort of fascination, was when I read the book Rapporteur de guerre by Patrick Chauvel, who was a war photographer,” says photographer Felix Forest. “It was mainly about the documentation side of things and the fact that an image was a perspective on a situation, that obtaining it was thrilling and...

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PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL SHIPP






“Photography is where maths and logic can result in feeling and emotion,” says Daniel Shipp, who started his working life in the film industry but felt life as a photographer gave him a unique opportunity. He could be his own production unit, bringing together all the elements under his direction. After studying at art school, he assisted fashion photographers and then moved to Canada, where he...

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PHOTOGRAPHER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR VICTORIA AGUIRRE







There is a long line between where Victoria Aguirre stands today, and the place where she started in this world. The creative director and co-founder of the homewares and photographic print business Pampawas born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up between the city and her family’s farm in the province of La Pampa. Today she is about to move to the small town of Bangalow in Northern NSW....

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