Olga Baldock

Art has always been a passion of mine. Although I obtained excellent results in HSC Art and was offered a scholarship by one of the leading art schools I took up a teaching scholarship to ensure a steady career. It was only some 10 years ago that the opportunity arose for me to become involved in a creative field again. My husband gave me his old camera, a Nikon D70 to see if I would be interested. There was no stopping me. The steep learning curve began – to learn the fundamentals of photography, how to use the camera and the intricacies of Photoshop.

I have been fortunate to win a number of awards which encouraged me to learn more, as well as attending lots of workshops. Some of my most treasured awards are: 2013 Photograph of the Year Better Photography, 2014 The International Landscape Photographer of the Year, 2014 International Loupe Awards and numerous Focus Awards. I have attended workshops in Canada, Japan, Tasmania, the South Coast of New South Wales and Sydney. I look for inspiration and I am very lucky to be surrounded by talented photographers and those who believe in my work. I now shoot with a Nikon D810 and Fujifilm X-T2.

Artist statement

Landscape, seascape and portrait subjects have been my passion and focus for photography. However I am wrestling with the concept of photography as a ”Look, See, Here it is” (Roland Barthes) genre. It is familiar, safe, beautiful, focused and expected. I am now playing with the notions of “Why abstract?” and “Why it does not have to be in focus.” I want to work my camera to seek something fundamentally different, push my photography and my limits and toy with the idea of creating a tension or confusion between reality and abstraction. A visual language that still, I hope, evokes a response from the viewer.“- Olga Baldock 2019

ARTIST'S SIGNATURE IMAGES

(Available for purchase within Selected/Collected Works sections)

Upper Hunter

Whale Beach

Fleeting

Storm approaching, Kiama

Coogee Pool swim

Bombo grasses

ARTIST'S SELECTED WORKS