Friday, September 16, 2011

Local profile - Leanne Cole

One of the things Mr Rosanna and I have been meaning to do is create a gallery of our favourite photos on one of our walls.  Sadly, while we've got some great pics - they're still sitting somewhere in a cupboard waiting to be framed and hung.  As a writer, I'm always impressed by those who have a great visual eye and natural gift for taking photographs and it's fantastic that we have talented local people like Leanne in our patch of the world.
Name: Leanne Cole
Occupation: Photographer/Artist
Lives/works: Viewbank
How long have you lived/worked here? Almost 18 years

Describe yourself/what you do: 
I have been doing photography for around 19 years, studied at NMIT and have a Bachelor of Fine Art from the VCA.  I have been photographing cycling events for the last couple of years and now would like to expand into portraiture and running weekends away for people who want to learn about photography or just want an opportunity to go away and take photos.
I have been doing portraits on and off for many years, my two girls have been driven nuts with their mother always pointing the camera at them.  The weekends away are a new idea that is still being worked on, but have been taking away a couple of friends who want to learn to take better travel photographs.  We went to Aireys Inlet and they enjoyed what they did and what they learned. Hoping to be ready to take other people out soon.
Best thing(s) about living/working in Melbourne's north-east:
Wow, what a question.  Best thing, the fresh air, the parks, the people, the schools, too many things. One of the things we have always enjoyed is that we are close to many things.  The city isn't that far away, you want to travel, we are close to many freeways that lead the way out.  I have always found the area to be very inspirational and love spending time in the local parks.

For more information: 
Website: http://www.leannecole.com.au
Blog: http://leannecole.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leanne-Cole-Photographer/245903357772
Email: leanne@leannecole.com.au
Mobile: 0409 405 314

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