Susan Furber Photography
29th October – 26th November
Born in Whyalla and growing up in Adelaide, South Australia, I have always had a love of photography and a connection to the sea and our precious resource of water.
My passion for photography began to seriously develop when I embarked on a working holiday in the UK in 2008. Combining travel and photography took me on a photo tour in South France, led by a fine art ocean photographer. I switched my new digital camera to manual and a new journey began for me.
Since then, I have travelled to over 40 countries and visited 5 continents to explore and create my style. I have worked as an assistant on a 3 day shoot in Voiles de St Tropez and achieved a High Distinction in a 12 week photography course through the open university of Australia. I also undertook a 6 month mentorship programme with Jonathan Chritchley, an internationally renowned Ocean photographer in 2010.
In 2011, I won a third prize in an international competition with corporate communications agency Berghind Joseph. In October 2012, I was a feature profile in The Australian Photography + Digital magazine.
My love of the ocean has taken me from the South West coast of England to the tantalising waters of Zanzibar and Mozambique. Much of my photography is inspired by the coast or water, as this is where I feel most at home.
During 2013 I displayed my work at the Joe Cornish Gallery in North England, Highcliffe Castle in Dorset and at the PineWalk Open Air art exhibition in Bournemouth in 2013 and 2014 where I sold a number of my prints. Some of my work is currently hanging in the Coastal Creatives Boutique Gallery in Bournemouth, UK.
My most recent shoots have been as diverse as the rugged Patagonian landscapes in Chile and Argentina, to the South African Waterburg mountains, teeming with wildlife. In December 2014 I returned to Adelaide, to establish myself as an artist in Australia and to embark on the next phase of my photographic journey, to photograph the beautiful Australian landscape.
Titled ‘Southern Soul’, this collection at Brick+Mortar takes the viewer from the depths of Icelandic lakes and streams, to the warm and tantalising shores of Mozambique and Zanzibar. Images in the collection include locations such as the South coast of England, South France, South Africa, Iceland and Patagonia and explores the coast, the water and those structures, like boats and jetties that are part of it.
You can read more about me on this recent blog by The Shed, a UK based online platform for photographers.
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