Meet our professional photgraphers - Part 1 - Sharon Hickey
At what age did you own your first camera?
My parents gave me my first camera when I was 18. I was going over to England and Europe for a holiday before coming home to Sydney to study. Needless to say I stayed away for 2 years and had a great time with my camera.
Cameras then kept creeping back into my life until I started photographing for a living.
Favourite place to take photographs in the world – that you’ve been too?
That’s a hard question as I have many favorites. I am always excited when it comes to photographing in desert regions a favorite being the Kimberleys in Northern Australia, where the colors are just amazing! Reds, oranges and brilliant blues. In fact colors are the big attraction for me when deciding on a destination which is why India is a fabulous place to take your camera. Again the colors and people are vibrant and exciting and the country is a visual feast.
Top place you would like to go to photograph?
I've always wanted to explore Antarctica, its appeal being a relatively untouched wilderness. I am also partial to penguins, seals, majestic white cliffs and unpredictable weather.
What was the last thing you took a photograph of?
It was a close tie between photographing the Premier of NSW Nathan Rees at Parliament House and a giant cockroach that spanned 20 cm for the Sydney Science Expo last week.
Finally, people/landscapes or animals as subjects for your photographs?
I would have to say my forte and what I am known for is photographing people. This area for me covers photo journalism, brochures, events and promotional material. Having said that I constantly explore and photograph landscapes both in real and in abstract forms for my personal self expression.
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