Anita Beaney is looking to find peace and inspiration by being in the natural environment. She hopes to convey the calm she feels through her subject matter in her images. Her works are vignettes of nature and also of subconscious states. In documenting landscapes she catches a moment or two of solitude and beauty.
Her work is centred around old photographic processes. All the images at Boom Gallery were shot with a medium format camera, a Mamiya twin lens c330 using 120 roll film then printed on to watercolour paper. Analogue photographic techniques were employed to obtain detail and quality and then realised in a painterly manner though the size of the print and the quality of the paper.
Anita is a freelance photographer based in Jan Juc. She works in portraiture, fashion and still life. Twice short-listed for the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Anita’s work seeks out the complexity of the human form and the simplicity of the natural one.
Anita has a BA in Art History from the University of Melbourne and a BA in commercial photography from RMIT. On completion of her studies, she assisted then started her own business. She has been working as a freelance commercial photographer whilst building a photographic arts practice.
Some of her past and present clients include: Australia Post, Australian OK, Australian Women’s Weekly, The Cotton On Group, Craft Victoria, Delicious Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, The Age (Good Weekend, Melbourne Magazine and Sunday Life), The City of Greater Geelong, Marie Clare, Monument, Photofile, Rip Curl, Qantas Magazine, Who Weekly.