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Street Photography Workshop

Huge thanks to everyone who came to my Street Photography talk at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute, saw a fabulous collection of vintage cameras by collector Roger Burrows and just launched the Max Harris Photographic Collection. Liberty or Liability? These are not easy times for street photographers, for whom acting suspiciously is an occupational hazard and loitering with intent a modus…

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Ballarat Murals

Back in 2013 artist Aldona Kmiec, Polish-born Ballarat Photographer and resident facilitated City of Ballarat We R You Ballarat Murals project – massive digital photo portraits of everyday Ballarat residents being pasted up in the graffiti hotspots across Ballarat. The City of Ballarat’s Arts and Culture unit has been working with various community groups and services on…

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Lost Ones Gallery exhibition

THIS IS ME: Examination of the art of self-image Lost Ones Gallery exhibition 24 Aug – 11 Sept 2016 GROUP SHOW THIS IS ME: Examination of the art of self-image We’re taking a look at the self portrait and asking if the selfie is the natural evolution of self portraiture. Exhibiting artists; Aldona Kmiec, Ali Afzali, Fabrizio Biviano,…

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A desk is a dangerous place

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world Coming back from Melbourne after a great weekend of eating and making pierogi with friends, I’m writing this while I sit on a VLine bus, less glam than the train, but train’s will be back operating from tomorrow. Catching up with friends.. lots of interesting conversations,…

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Ballarat Photography Tours

Ballarat is a vibrant city best known for its architecture, the Eureka Stockade, Sovereign Hill but also a thriving arts community. Aldona Kmiec, a Professional Photographer and a Ballarat local invites you to join her for a photo walking tour around the city while learning invaluable DOs and DONTs of photography! Get active, see the city from a different…

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Dreamscapes are Aldona Kmiec’s new and ongoing photographic series. Aldona’s use of photography brings the viewer a unique perspective of the Australian landscape and explores her interest in the feminine psyche. Limited edition photographs of staged performances with romantic scenes of local art heroes emerging from an ever-changing landscape are part of the Dreamscapes series. Elusive unicorn in a…

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Dreamscapes Book

Dreamscapes are Aldona Kmiec’s new photographic series. This body of work explores her love of the Australian outdoors and conceptual portraiture created by photographing her artistic friends in regional Victorian landscapes. Our experiences are heightened when we travel outside of our comfort zone. Although my photographs are staged, all were photographed in quickly changing weather conditions in winter 2015, therefore the process of…

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Street Photography Workshop

Life has so many moments that you want to capture. You have the camera but are you getting what you want? Sign Up to Street Photography Workshop with Ballarat Photographer Aldona Kmiec. Street photography is one of the most interesting yet overlooked genres. Capturing architecture, people in passing, odd details, and intriguing signage, street photography…

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Drops of passion: Sonia Macak

Meet Sonia Macak, beautiful soul and an amazing photographer. In 2013 we spent a day together in her darkroom on a property near Buninyong, VIC. Sadly, this year Sonia’s beautiful property was much affected by fire but luckily no buildings were burnt down! In my film, Sonia reenacts the fascination with wet plate collodion method and large…

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Jessica Andersen Artist photoshoot near Clunes

Photographer’s Assistant: Louisa Lobigs Props: Magda Kazmierczak Shooting conditions: Tue 16th Feb 2016 after 6.30pm 12C, windy I met painter Jessica Andersen through the newly formed local artists group SHAC – Soldiers Hill Arts Collective. The group was formed quite accidentally during regular dog walks around Ballarat’s oldest suburb Soldiers Hill where we all reside. Jessica took part…

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Graeme Innes AM portrait

 “We are not victims or heroes, but agents of our own destiny”  Graeme Innes This morning I had a great honour to take a portrait photograph of one of Australia’s well known lawyers and disability and human rights campaigners, Graeme Innes AM. Graeme is a chair of Attitude Foundation and his organisation is about changing attitudes towards people with disabilities.…

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Artist in Residence – Australian Country Magazine

I love promoting Ballarat’s lifestyle! This time, the Australian Country Magazine has chosen me as an Artist in Residence in their current October/November 2015 issue. I loved chatting to journalist Sue Peacock about the history of my old cottage and how it has transformed over the years alongside with my career tree change in much loved regional Ballarat.    …

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Ballarat on Better Homes and Gardens!

Photo wall mural in Ballarat Channel 7 Better Homes and Gardens show traveled to some of Australia’s best locations while celebrating the influential local legends who are motivating their communities. Presenter Tara Dennis joined local photographer Aldona Kmiec during the program, touring Ballarat and showcasing all it has to offer in terms of arts and culture.