About Me

I think photography has always been in my blood. It's where I am most happiest. It's where I am most at peace.

 

My dad and grandfather both had a love of photography, and I grew up watching gramps working in his own darkroom which he'd set up in the garden shed.  One of my first memories is being shown an old "box brownie" and marveling at it's awesomeness. As a young girl growing up in Africa, I fondly remember trying to hold still my dad's huge telephoto lens to snap wildlife photos during safari trips to the Kruger Park.

I started my career by studying Film and Television Production in 1994 and went on to work in the South African television industry for the next decade. I am currently halfway through an Advanced Diploma in Photography at PSC Melbourne, which has challenged me to think artistically and out of the box and I've produced some folios I'm extremely proud of as a result.

 

I love documenting those special moments between children and families and creating portraits that can be cherished for years to come. I have a special interest in food and still life photography, and adore that time alone in the studio to just create for fun. I have a great love of shooting landscapes and I go into my own little world where I can just be and enjoy the beauty and peace around me. The absolute marvel of our natural world gets to me every time.

 

I love to travel and capture amazing cultures from all over to world. Over the past few years I have been blessed to have been able to visit the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Israel, Jordan, Vietnam, Thailand and Africa.


I am available for bookings and am sometimes seen at the Mornington Racecourse Market selling my prints, so come and say hi!

Janine

Industry Awards & Recognition:

 

Honorable Mention in the

2017 PABA (Pakistan American Business Assn.)

1st Annual Photo Competition

(Landscape Section)

 

1 of 10 photographers selected to exhibit in the

2018 Victorian Archives Centre

“Moving Melbourne” exhibition

 

Finalist in the

2019 Lens Culture Visual Storytelling Awards

for the series "Come for Cocktails"

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All Images © 2017-2020 Janine Ward Photography

a Mornington Peninsula based photograper specialising in Landscape, Portrait and Lifestyle and Event Photography.