Atkinson’s hallmark as a photographer is the natural and relaxed look of her work. It reflects her easy- going personality and results in images that are both beautiful and insightful. Her portraits and wedding photographs show not just the exterior of her subjects, but their interior lives as well. There is nothing posed, predictable or clichéd about her work. She embraces the individual and quirky nature of people producing photographs that are truly original and that’s a hard thing to pull off in the oversaturated field of photography. Photographing across many genres keeps it interesting. Her work covers food, interiors, lifestyle, portraits and the occasional wedding. While Atkinson loves capturing people, she is even more interested in exploring the places they inhabit. Her favourite genre is lifestyle photography incorporating food, interiors and entertaining, creating beautiful images of the way people live. It was fortunate that she happened to meet Chyka Keebaugh (co-founder of The Big Group and formerly featured on Real Housewives of Melbourne). Keebaugh had a just started a lifestyle blog, Chyka.com. Atkinson was sent out by a design website to photograph her house. The two hit it off and Atkinson was hired to photographe all the images for the website and still does. Last year when Keebaugh was commissioned to create a coffee table book for publisher Hardie Grant, she got Atkinson on board to do the photography. Chyka Home comes out on April 1st. continued next page...
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Peninsula Essence March 2018