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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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Artist Documentary: Sonia Macak

Meet Sonia Macak, Czech born photographer living just outside of Ballarat. In 2013 we spent a day together in her darkroom. Sadly, in 2016 Sonia’s property was much affected by fire but luckily no buildings were burnt down. In my film, Sonia reenacts the fascination with wet plate collodion photography, something quite magical in the era of post-photography, iPhones…

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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…

Graeme Innes AM portrait disability human rights campaigner, lawyer ALDONA KMIEC PHOTOGRAPHER

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.

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Ballarat Foto Biennale Photography Exhibition

‘Introspective’ by Artist Aldona Kmiec | Ballarat International Foto Biennale Join me on Opening Night on Sat, August 22nd, 5pm | Venue: Mitchell Harris Wines “Submerged in their own worlds, dreams are reluctant subjects to photograph. Sometimes a dream image materialises and we catch a glimpse of that other world. Sometimes these images emerge thanks to the…

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Kryal Castle Photoshoot

One more ambitious photoshoot behind me! I wanted to Thank a great team at the Kryal Castle for letting me use their premises today. Thank you to my fellow artist and friend Nathan Curnow for his great spirit despite wearing a 20kg heavy armour for three hours and to Serena Eldridge for a coffee when we needed…

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Portrait of Gordon Prior, disability advocate

Gordon Prior portrait for Museum of Australian Democracy What makes you, you? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? Recently I was invited to contribute to an important project Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition for M.A.D.E Ballarat alongside photographers like Belinda Maison, Margerita Coppolino and Leon Woods to…