PHOTOGRAPHER HEADS OFF IN A DIGITAL DIRECTION
PARKLEA photographer Catherine Leung only has to walk down the street to find her photographic exhibition at the Dennis Johnson Library in Stanhope Gardens.
“I live on this street and have been coming to the library and the Leisure Centre for eight years, so it is pretty special to have an exhibition on display here,” she said.
The mother of three – Lili, 8, Charlotte, 5 and Jet, 3 – is a glamour photographer and decided two years ago to explore digital art photography.
“My work focuses around the human condition and the central themes include love, loss and our desire to connect to something more,” she said.
“This style of photography has become more of my focus recently as I have become more excited about doing it.”
She said with each of her pictures on exhibition she started out with a vision of what she wanted and had to organise photo shoots at different locations with different models.
“It can take up to six months to complete one piece of art as it requires a lot of co-ordination with the model, make-up artist and location, plus completing the piece on the computer,” she said.
Last year she exhibited her works in the Manning Bar at the University of Sydney for the Verve exhibition, in the Open Mind exhibition in Fitzroy in Melbourne and in the St Michael’s Week exhibition in Melbourne.
“For me when I exhibit my work, it is about expressing an idea, thought or concept to people so they can see it and connect with it too.
“At the moment I have a photo shoot planned and have three other ideas on my to-do list.”
Mrs Leung’s exhibition will be on display at the library throughout April and she is happy to sell her work.
See her collection at catleung.com.
Catherine Leung is exhibiting her work at the Dennis Johnson n Library in Stanhope Gardens s. Picture: Peter Kelly