WELCOME TO MY ONLINE PORTRAIT PORTFOLIO & CREATIVE ART PORTFOLIO
Hi there and welcome to my website, my name is Marjorie Lord I am an Artist and I have been based in the remote semi-arid city of Mount Isa in regional Queensland, Australia for over 35 years. In 2017 I made the massive move from far Western Queensland to East Queensland and moved to Flaxton on the Blackall Ranges. This area is also known as the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and a most beautiful wet part of Australia to live.
My love of the fine arts has been since early childhood and right throughout adulthood but it was not until around mid-2014 when I first started using a camera to create Photo Art Imagery and then a whole wonderful new world opened up to explore.
I am creatively inspired every day by the wonderful people I meet, the stories they share with me, my garden and travels, I aim to be truly present to everything and everyone around me.
ABOUT THE ART
My artistic interests lie in capturing the quirkier, sometimes more melancholy, edges of life, ideas and subject matter, I aim to have meaning when I create the artwork and use a significant amount of symbolism throughout.
I love seeing and finding the beauty in the darker aspects of life, but not limited to, or quirkier subject matter and happenings around us. I like to engage my viewer into a visual thought-provoking discussion on social matters, that as a society can gloss over or simply just about life in general. My aim is to be creatively inspired every day and I love to share this creative inspiration with you.
As a Photo Artist - with a love of storytelling in my art photography it is my aim to gather and collect stories as I hear them and then create pictorial narratives in a symbolic way that gives the imagery a language uniquely it's own.
CONCEPTUAL NARRATIVE ARTIST
Why do I call myself a Conceptual Narrative Artist?
I do this because I do not feel I am a photographer per se but a combination of both photographer, artist, narrator & illustrator and honestly the only thing a Photograher and I have in common is the tools we use.
My imagery work is not about realism but the story of reality and life retold in a fictional pictorial narrative . As an artist using photographic and illustration methods I go beyond the initial photo capture, I will add in scanned elements, textures, words along with many over layed photographs which eventually will all combine and become one piece of unique artwork with has its own unique narrative. My aim is to engage my viewer into a visual and thought provoking discussion on social matters, thoughts on general life matters and other fantasy ideas .
I like to think of myself as a visual storyteller and that my fictional narrative is striking up a conversation which can both challenge and or inspire you.
ABOUT MARJORIE LORD
Prior to discovering my passion for Photo and Digital Artistry. I have worked in our family business as a bookkeeper and mother to four sons for 32 years. Throughout my entire life, I have always been involved in some form of art. I love to create and as a result, a visual arts project has never been far away from me. Now that all the children are finally well-balanced adults leading their own lives, I am now fully able to embrace my inner creative self, to explore my conceptual art ideas with the use of a camera, scanner, and digital editing tools. I simply love to create images with stories.
WHAT IS AIPP?
APP - Accredited Professional Photographer
AIPP: The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is an organisation in Australia representing professional photographers. Accreditation is designed to give you, the consumer, confidence that your professional photographer is a proven, experienced, technically capable, professional practitioner who complies with all legal business requirements, has appropriate insurance and who is willing to agree to the mandatory code of Professional Practice and to the requirement to continually improve their photographic skills by committing to continue their professional development.
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