Inspired by the world around her, Liza’s work mirrors her world within. With a love of the coast, this is where she finds much inspiration. She will often be up with the birds searching for the beautiful soft colours and light that early morning offers. Focused behind the lens she finds stillness, a sense of calm that allows her vision to emerge before she brings it to life on her digital canvas. Meticulously printing and framing her work, as a photographic artist Liza doesn’t just capture images, she creates works of art!
Spending her childhood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Liza has called Bayside Melbourne home for many years. She has studied art and design and worked in the printing industry as a graphic designer. From a young age Liza had aspirations to be an artist, inspired by the emotive landscapes of William Turner. In 2008 she followed her dream, exploring the art of photography. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Photography with an art specialisation in 2011.
In 2013 Liza held her first solo photography exhibition and was named The AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Victorian Emerging Photographer of the Year. She has gone on to win many more awards and continues to exhibit her work in a number of exhibitions. In 2018 she was named The AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year and was a Finalist again in 2019. She is also recognised by the AIPP as a “Master of Photography”, an accolade achieved through many years of dedication to her craft.
With a love of the coast, this is where I find much of my inspiration. It is where I feel at peace, at one with nature. Often I’ll be up early to capture the beautiful soft morning light and colours. I find dawn to be a very peaceful time of day. For me photography is a meditative process. When I’m focused behind the lens, in the present moment, all distractions fade away. I find stillness, a sense of calm that allows my vision to emerge. Clearing clutter and noise from my mind brings me clarity. I compose my image as my vision becomes clear.
Whilst my vision may be clear, the camera doesn’t always see the world as I do. Photoshop helps bring my vision to life. It is an important tool in my creative process, allowing me the freedom to create works of art that are truly a reflection of who I am. I have always admired the landscape paintings of the artist William Turner as he expresses emotion through nature. Traditional artists uses paint and a canvas, as a photographic artist I work with photos on my digital canvas. At times I may make the light shine a little brighter or the sky appear a little bluer but this is how I express emotion through the landscape, this is how I create the world as I see it.
Printing my work is when the magic really happens. To create a beautiful print is an art in itself, one that has taken me many years to master. Having worked in the printing industry I take great pride in meticulously crafting a beautiful piece of photographic art. Many hours can be spent perfecting an image and many test prints are produced to ensure each and every detail is just right.