I think I liked Pip's business name before I liked her images. The Real Deal Photography is such a clever name... because let's be honest, what she does is the real deal. Pip's imagery, her ability to capture candid moments, her great sense of framing and her subjects make everything so effortless and beautiful. We asked her to share some of her secrets with us and she gracefully accepted.
All her images are edited with Blacksmith BW 05.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your education, anything you would like to share with us.
I strive to capture genuine emotion and expression. I want to take photographs the way I see the world and show others the beauty that is in our every day.
Earlier this year I entered an Australia wide photography competition by Capture Magazine – ‘Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2016’. In April I was named one of 10 finalists in the portrait category, which absolutely blows my mind. Achieving this recognition is so exciting and I still can’t believe it happened to me.
What is your dream photo assignment?
I would LOVE for my photography to take me internationally. A trip overseas would be incredible as I have never travelled before. To be able to shoot in a foreign country with completely new surroundings, smells and culture would be unbelievable. The inspiration would be insane.
What is the best advice someone has ever given you?
“Focus on your own shit”. Don’t compare yourself or your work to others and don’t worry about what the current ‘trend’ might be. Just shoot the way you want and feel. No one sees the same way as you through a lens.
What or who inspires you?
This goes without saying – my kids. And more so the beauty of children’s innocence. I also find old photos very inspiring - I love the nostalgia. I feel inspired to capture a moment when it triggers a certain feeling, emotion or memory for me.
Where do you go or what do you do when you need to be refreshed from daily life or creative burnout?
Having just moved our family back to the country, I find just the change in scenery and environment has been fantastic. I feel a connection to rural Australia and it’s way of life. Capturing my children’s freedom, independence and innocence here has been a huge refreshment. There’s an abundance of new inspiration and it’s exciting!
I love getting outdoors and enjoying the simple things. Just taking in this beautiful country we live in, wether that’s on a farm or on a beach - that for me is enough to recharge my batteries and pull me from a creative lull.
Thank you Pip for your time and for sharing your beautiful images with us. You can find Pip here: