Local snaps up major awards
IMAGE EXPERT: Mieke Boynton at a recent Australian Institute of Professional Photography awards night.
A LOCAL woman has recently captured a number of top awards for her photography.
Mieke Boynton grew up in Porepunkah and attended Myrtleford’s Marian College before pursuing a career travelling the world and taking pictures.
Ms Boynton was earlier this month named the 2018 Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year in the AIPP Epson VIC Professional Photography Awards.
She also won the 2018 Epson Signature-Worthy Award for best print and was runnerup for the 2018 Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Judging for the awards took place in Melbourne over two days on April 10-11 with more than 200 Victorian photographers entering over 900 prints.
Photographers were able to enter up to 12 photos that they had captured over the past two years.
“I was hoping to get a few awards but definitely not expecting to get two gold awards or to be a finalist in two categories let alone a winner, I’m still pinching myself a week later,” Ms Boynton said.
An avid traveller is a landscape and aerial photographer with a portfolio that includes landscapes from Australia, Norway, Namibia, Patagonia, Indonesia and New Zealand,
Having not long moved back to the North East after 10 years in the Kimberley, Ms Boynton said it was now her home region that is now blowing her away.
“I had to go away to appreciate the absolute beauty of the North East,” she said.
“I am so excited to be back, I cannot even tell you how thrilled I am to be back living in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.”
Ms Boynton will now enter her photos at the AIPP National Awards in August where she will have the chance to be recognised on an even bigger scale.
Ms Boynton will share her expertise as one of the workshop leaders at the Bright Festival of Photography in October and will also be running photography tours and workshops throughout the region.