Hi I’m Kell, welcome to my site! I’d love to tell you a little about myself.
I specialise in fine art photography of our beautiful and unique Australian native plants. I use my photographs to create gorgeous prints (on a variety of quality papers and canvas) as well as photo gifts such as jewellery, stationery and clothing.
I also offer artistic location portraiture here in Perth, catering especially to couples and individuals. My style is candid and photojournalistic, though I often work with creative fine art ideas too (there’s more info about this on my portraiture page).
I’ve been taking photographs since I was about 8 and started using a SLR film camera way back in 1997 whilst studying at Kalamunda Senior High in the Perth hills. I completed 2 years photography study at high school before being accepted to Central TAFE to study my Certificate IV.
After a decade in frontline customer service roles for both the public and private sectors (during which time photography remained a serious hobby), I returned to complete my Diploma of Photoimaging at Central Institute of Technology in 2010.
I created Blackcurrant Photography in July 2010 and sell my work via Etsy, Redbubble and my own website. You’ll find me chatting away on Twitter and Facebook.
On a more personal level -
I live with my wonderfully handsome, talented, and supportive Husband. His name is Jason, and we have been together since 2002. We were married in an intimate elopement ceremony on Halloween. 2013 sees us celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.
We live in a lovely house with a big garden near the airport in Perth and are ruled by our cat, Tierney who adopted us via the CatHaven in 2007. You’ll often see him pop up in my blog photos, and find his hair on every piece of clothing I own.
My favourite band is Powderfinger, followed by U2, Crowded House, the Beatles and many awesome Australian musicians such as Paul Kelly and Paul Dempsey. Whilst I don’t have a musical bone in my body, music influences a LOT of my work.
I am very passionate about choosing handmade and natural gifts and am part of a large community of likeminded creatives on Twitter and Etsy.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. I’m also a complete sweet-tooth and tragic chocoholic but my husband has banned me from taking payment solely in confectionery. Spoilsport.