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Pregnancy photo shoot

Conceptual portrait: pregnancy Last week I had a super special assignment: pregnancy photo shoot for a friend. Using battery powered strobe kit Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Head A+B Pro Set and my good old Canon 5DII, we worked to create highly atmospheric pregnancy portrait. The location was actually my home studio in Soldiers Hill, a few days before…

Big Issue Ballarat

It doesn’t matter what you do. It’s important that you do something.  The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. Vendors buy a magazine for $3 and sell it for $6 keeping the profit.  They hold a licence and a photo identification. You…

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Winter light

I’m such a bad person to choose to have a a debate on how cold it is in Ballarat.. And apparently, the winter is here 🙂 Can’t really see it, but the light is certainly beautiful! And veggies growing in the garden… and no snow.. and I can wear a jumper.. and drink mulled wine……

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend Exhibition Aldona Kmiec Photography

Remembrance Day

Roman & Teresa Skrypko set up the Polish Seniors Club and have been heavily involved in promoting Polish culture to Ballarat community and beyond. Roman is also a keen photographer and took his German camera on the ship to Australia back in 1949. Seeing his obvious talent in these documentary photos depicting a daily life…

Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Finalist Head On Photography Festival 2014

Head On Portrait Finalist

Head On Finalists 2014, Portrait Category I’m so excited to announce that I am a Portrait FINALIST of Head On Photo Festival 2014! The Opening This Friday 16th of May – Paddington Town Hall. The Exhibition Paddington Reservoir Gardens Gallery 251-255 Oxford St Paddington from the 12 May – 8 June. The show sits alongside the work of National…

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Who Made Ballarat Exhibition

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents Who Made Ballarat, a joint exhibition featuring archival images from the ‘Have you seen Old Ballaarat Town’ Facebook Page images and contemporary portraits created by Aldona Kmiec in 2013 through the We R You paper paste-up project, an initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Culture and Victorian…

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Polish Migrants Exhibition 10-11th May, 2014 The Mining Exchange In the recent days, I have been scanning some amazing images from Roman & Teresa Skrypko family archive. It’s mind blowing how many beautiful images there are. Some prints are really small, so it is very challenging to get the detail our of them, bust some fortunately…

Each to Each Ballarat art exhibition

Each to Each Exhibition

Each to Each: responses to the poetry of Nathan Curnow Ballarat’s artists have come together to create works that respond to poems by renowned writer Nathan Curnow. These diverse and extraordinary works not only serve as a smorgasbord of creative talent in Ballarat but explore how a collection of artists individually respond to the one…

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Nostalgic Poland

Nostalgic Poland Some time ago I have set up a Facebook page dedicated to a City of Ballarat Multicultural Ambassador Program. It has already attracted a great number of people interested in it and it’s mission is to promote world’s cultures and the Multicultural Program that City of Ballarat has been successfully running for over…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters V

Last Backyard Tasters Ballarat Event March 21, 2014 Check out the gallery of last night photos at M.A.D.E and the launch of ContainART project. Images by Aldona Kmiec Photography, official photographer of the 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. To order prints, please click here Related articles Simply Fabulous! Ballarat Backyard Tasters…

Ballarat Backyard Tasters event

Ballarat Backyard Tasters IV

Event March 14, 2014 Check out the gallery of last night photos by Aldona Kmiec Photography, official photographer of the 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Related articles Ballarat Backyard Tasters IV Ballarat Backyard Tasters III Simply Fabulous! Ballarat Backyard Tasters event

Art Sparks Ballarat Arts Alive event

Art Sparks

Arts Sparks Ballarat event Ballarat Arts Alive event at Wolveschildren Gallery Art Sparks Ballarat are interesting local arts events for everyone organised by the Ballarat Arts Alive team at Photography: Aldona Kmiec, Wolveschildren Gallery