I finally did it!
I’ve wanted to open up a print shop for months, probably longer to be honest.
So why now?
Well, like a lot of people who’ve been forced to stay home during the global pandemic, I realised there was a list of things I’ve wanted to do but never got around to.
One of those things included opening up a shop.
Landscape photography was my first love. My hard drive is full of imagery from backpacking trips and hikes, ocean waves, sunrises and sunsets.
During the first lockdown, I started digging through my archives and couldn’t believe how many images (both film and digital) I had that were just being store and not put to good use.
When it came time to choose which photos to add to the shop, I felt pulled towards my film photos.
My friend loaned me one of her film cameras last year and I had so much fun experimenting with it.
I love film for its grainy texture and overall vintage look. I also dig it because I can’t over analyze or let my perfectionist mind take over.
I dial in the settings, frame up the photo, snap, and move on.
Either I got the photo or I didn’t. In the end, I think the imperfections make the image more interesting.
Each photo that made it’s way to the way shop is inspired by my ultimate muse, mama earth, and was taken in different locations around Australia.
To give back to landscape and country that gives me so much, I’ll be donating 10% of all sales to Australia Marine Conservation Society and their mission to protect endangered ocean wildlife, create marine national parks and make fisheries sustainable.
We both thank you for your support!
A few details on the prints;
- There are 4 available sizes: A4, A3, A2, A1
- not sure which size to get? A1 is the largest size and great for big walls where you need a statement piece. A2 is great for smaller walls or in conjunction with another piece. A3 is perfect for creating a wall gallery (if you have multiple prints/art pieces you want to have all together). A4 is the smallest and good for small spaces/walls.
- Artwork is printed on beautiful Hahnemuhle Photo Rag – one of the most popular fine art inkjet paper in the world.
- Prints are sold unframed
- Shipping is FREE within Australia
Thanks for the article, Leslie! Be sure to check out Leslie’s website to see more of her stunning work.
Tune into Ep.6 of the Surf Coast Creative’s podcast to hear more about Leslie’s fascinating journey from the coast of California, to Hawaii, to Melbourne, and finally to the Surf Coast in Victoria.