Art & The Heart – Photography Workshops

One of the things I really love doing is helping people chase their dreams, helping turn what they are passionate about into a career, to see their businesses blossom and see them succeed.  Five and a half years ago I returned to Australia after doing a stint of working aboard in London. I absolutely hated my time working in London. I worked for large companies where the supervisor in my department would not even know my name. I worked for a company who’s business was about the promotion of something that was against my beliefs. I knew after returning to Australia I was never going to be employed by anybody else again. I was going to make my business idea work. So many people told me along the way that becoming a self employed photographer was a bad idea. I am glad I am stubborn enough to never listen to them :)

Last year, my dear friend Dan O’Day and myself launched a workshop series called Art & The Heart. The workshop is about inspiring, pushing and challenging other photographers/creative’s to create both the photography work and business they wish and strive for.

In January of this year, we hosted our first workshop in Melbourne at the amazing Dear Patti Smith gallery in Fitzroy. The 3 days were an amazing experience for myself and Dan. We both gained so much of this experience, we both became stronger, more inspired and hungrier for our craft and helping people with theirs.  I am so grateful to the lovely AimeeJodiJessJohnMitchMyekalDebsMarinaMichelleTracyTristanGemmaEmilyStewartBettinaMichelleShaunSuellen,  Julianna and Sally for attending the workshop and becoming my new friends. Also, I would like to throw a thank you to our good friend Christine for helping us out over the 3 days.

In a fortnight, Dan and I  will be heading off to host Art & The Heart in New York (June 12 to 14) Cork, Ireland (July 2 to 4) and then off to London (July 10 to 12). There are still a sprinkling of seats left at each workshop, so if you feel like coming along for the ride and meeting a bunch of new friends who like the same stuff you do (while of course refining your craft and your business), head over to www.artandtheheart.com and register. I’m so excited for what lies ahead in the next few months. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if it is all real life :)

We have also just launched a new Australian workshop date (October 8-10) that is going to be held in the beautiful Southern Highlands in New South Wales. We have hired an amazing house to host the venue. We have almost sold out this workshop, with only two seats remaining, so if our workshop seems at all appealing, get it contact with us as soon as possible to get one of the lucky last seats :)

Below are a bunch of pictures (taken by both myself and Dan) of the amazing attendee’s of the Melbourne workshop and also the lovely models who gave up their afternoon to stand in front of 23 people to have their photograph taken. Not at all intimidating :) We thank you Dijana, Crawford, Matt and Olya!  x

We launched a new blog for Art & The Heart ( www.artandtheheartajournal.com ) to document our adventures on the next crazy few months :)

Love you all and hope to see you in New York, Ireland, London and the Southern Highlands!!

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  • Phil said:

    So awesome, can't wait to expand mah brain with all of your sweet sweet knowledge in a few weeks!

  • Tracey said:

    Hey are you coming to Perth at all???

  • Anna said:

    jeepers you are freakin amazing!

  • Scout said:

    Such amazing words, argh and the photos. Good luck with your trip.

    S

  • Andreas said:

    Keep up the good work! Hope I can join A&TH in Europe!

  • Luke said:

    I would be AT this if I could get away from the day job. Maybe next year. Looks awesome.

  • Dani said:

    Perth, Perth, Perth!! (pretty please....)

  • Tigs said:

    Hey. I would so love to book a spot at the next melbourne workshop. I know its not even on the cards right now but if and when... Im in :)

  • Emily said:

    Awesome work, such an inspiration. Just a quick question, when is cut-off for registration for your workshop in Southern Highlands Aus?

  • Anni said:

    Looks like such an inspiring experience. I would love to go to one of these someday! Can't wait to hear about the rest in the meantime.