The world is a curious, strange and still wonderful place. This past year, Shona has found inspiration in the local, the micro, even the mundane. The connectivity between people, and intrinsic relationship between humans and their environment has resulted in a photographic shift for her towards the human experience in all its idiosyncratic authenticity. As a result, over 2020, Shona produced work ranging from family portraits in the time of lockdown, to children, simply being children in a number of ordinary situations, to people creating abundance in their own backyards.
Shona's relationships with her clients has also gained a fresh perspective through the lens of the past year - co-creation, collaboration and empathy are some of the key foundations upon which she bases her work. As always though, her background in political science continues to contribute to her analytical approach and generation of ideas to get the best out of projects. Outside of her commercial work, Shona has a developing fine art photographic practice that is informed by the sciences.
She is a professional member of the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA) of New Zealand and is also currently working towards a Masters in Creative Practice at UNITEC.
Shona's wonderful clients have included: Auckland University, Tangible Media, Milly's Kitchen Store, Potatoes NZ, GOOD Magazine, Honeywraps, Horticulture NZ, Nourish Magazine amongst others.
Recent exhibitions and media
Beyond the Index - Gallery One, Unitec, Auckland. 29 July - 29 September 2020.
The Covid-19 Lockdown Bubbles of Sandringham; April - May 2020
Women's Work / A Different Lens. AIPA joint exhibition, Ellen Melville Centre, March 2020.
Work with Shona
Please get in touch with Shona if you have a project in mind - she would love to catch up and discuss ideas over a coffee.