Leila Jeffreys | Feature Shoot

Leila Jeffreys’ photographs have been covered on Feature Shoot, a blog that showcases the work of international emerging and established innovative photographers. The article identifies the artist’s childhood as a significant influence on her practice today, Leila having grown up in Papua New Guinea, India and Australia, and always surrounded by wildlife.

To read the article click here.

You can still view Leila’s latest exhibition Prey, on display at Olsen Irwin until the 28th of September.

'Cleo' Peregrine Falcon

Leila Jeffreys, ‘Cleo’ Peregrine Falcon, 2014, fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 112 x 89cm

'Harriet' Powerful Owl

Leila Jeffreys, ‘Harriet’ Powerful Owl, 2014, fine art inkjet print on archival cotton rag paper, 112 x 89cm

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Tamara Dean | Chrysalis Magazine

ChrysalisMag1Tamara Dean discusses her artistic practice with Yie Sandison in the current issue of Chrysalis Magazine.

“I visualise my work almost like it’s a piece of music. It might start in a particular way and then it builds – it still remains the same piece of music but you add to it so it becomes a richer piece.” – Tamara Dean, Chrysalis Magazine

Read the entire interview online here.


Tamara Dean | FotoLeggendo 2013, Rome

Tamara Dean’sOnly Human‘ series features in Rome’s ‘Aspettando FotoLeggendo Festival‘ from 10 October to 22 December 2013. The not for profit photography festival has been running for 10 years and is based at the ‘Officine Fotografiche Roma’, a multifunctioal 600 square metre space dedicated to exhibiting, teaching and supporting contemporary photography.

Recently featured on ‘The Weather Channel‘, Dean explained her photographic process whereby weather conditions play a major role. “When shooting in Australia, her favorite light is a narrow 10-minute window right around sunset.” – Liz Burlingame, The Weather Channel.

Another important factor in Dean’s work is making her subject matter as comfortable as possible in order to capture a sincere moment. “The two most important things to keep in mind when taking a portrait of someone is firstly the light, and secondly, putting the person at ease by engaging them in conversation,” Dean said. “From my experience, most people are uncomfortable in front of a camera and allowing them to think about something other than their appearance helps to distract them from self-consciousness.” – The Weather Channel


Tamara Dean, Ladies of the Canyon #2, 2011, Prints on archival cotton rag paper, 76 x 102cm, $4700


Tamara Dean | Semi-Permanent, Wellington

Tamara Dean was invited to talk at Wellington’s ‘Semi-Permanent’, a creative conference spanning two days, as part of a week long celebration of all things visually creative. Held on Saturday 19 October, Dean discussed her creative journey, career, work and inspiration. As a favourite among attendees, Kaan Hiini of Design Assembly stated, Despite her apparent nerves, she did a fantastic job of dissecting her career, the development of her technique and her impressive body of work. I loved the frankness with which she talked about her weaknesses and how they helped shape her work.” Also of Design AssemblyBrendon O’Dwyer said, “I loved Tamara’s work. I really appreciate the way in which she brings in threads of spirituality to her work, especially in today’s increasingly secular society. ”

Palavermedia beautifully described Dean’s most recent series, The Edge as “a reflection on the absence of structured rites of passage through instigating moments such as the image […] of young adults poised on the edge of ‘jumping off’ as photographed in the “optimal light” 15 minutes after the sun has set.”


Tamara Dean, Ebenezer Rock Drop, 2013, Archival cotton rag paper, 162 x 216cm