We were lucky enough to talk to award-winning photographer Amber Griffin about her dance photography portfolio, her upcoming presentation at the NZIPP Infocus Wellington conference, and how she started her photography career
We talk to award-winning photographer Amber Griffin about her dance photography portfolio, her upcoming presentation at the NZIPP Infocus Wellington conference, and how she started her photography career
Many people who are mere hours away from working on a huge dance event, photographing hundreds of dancers from all over Australasia, and producing tens of thousands of images to process, would spend those last precious moments panicking, perhaps warding off all distractions that might prevent them from getting into the zone. Award-winning photographer Amber Griffin, however, managed to find a spot of time to talk to us about her work, while prepping for the five-day dance event in Wellington.
“For as long as I can remember, I have been an image-maker. Growing up, I was always encouraged to create — incessant colouring- in became drawing, then drawing became painting — but it wasn’t until university that I discovered the magic of a photographic darkroom,” Amber explains. “Photography was never offered as a subject at my high school, meaning that I learned the foundations of colour, light, and compositional balance through both painting and sculpture practices.
ALAYNA NG, ARTWORK FROM The First Collection