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15
Nov

Hayley Roberts Photography calendar for 2021

Celebrate 2021 with my fourth collectible calendar! These sell out every year and make unique gifts for your friends or yourself with prints that can be torn out and displayed forever. Featuring 12 original storytelling images created during 2020 by me, fine art photographer, Hayley Roberts. The calendar is printed on 200gsm paper, is wire […]

18
Sep

The Stories of Bribie Island – from ‘The Land and I’ project

There’s something strange that happens as you drive over Bribie Island bridge to the smallest of Moreton Bay’s three major sand islands. As your eyes take in the endless water views, the pelicans perched on the light poles and the Glasshouse Mountains shimmering away in the distance you breathe a sigh of relief as you […]

11
Nov

Alice in Wonderland – a dark ‘tea party’ themed group shoot

A few months ago I saw a call out on Facebook looking for creatives to join a dark ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed shoot. It was like all my Christmases had come at once so I quickly applied and was stoked to be asked to join the team which included five models, three hair and make […]

11
Nov

Hayley Roberts Photography calendar for 2019

Well folks another year has rolled on by so it’s time to announce my 2019 calendar! This year’s calendar features 16 images from the dark ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed shoot I worked on earlier this year. You can read about the experience of shooting these images at this blog post. It was a wild ride! My […]

22
Jul

If Trees Could Talk – a visit to Lamington National Park

I’ve mentioned in previous posts my desire to run away into the woods and how spending a few days at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park momentarily fulfilled that urge, but I’ve only really glossed over the actual experience. A luxury lodge was not quite the cabin in the woods I’d been dreaming of but […]

22
Jun

How I created ‘Sweeney Reserve’

Throughout the history of Moreton Bay there is one person who shines more than most, and that is Thomas Petrie. I read all I could about his life but I couldn’t find the right story to portray for this project, mainly because he was so heavily involved with the Aboriginal communities and I’m unable to […]

22
Jun

The Stories of Sweeney Reserve – from ‘The Land and I’ project

Sweeney Reserve is a delightful park rich in cultural heritage tucked away behind Gympie and Dayboro Roads. Unless you’re a local you may not even know it was there. It’s an expansive reserve containing large shady trees and walking tracks that hug the North Pine River. This, along with the sizeable off leash dog-park, makes […]

17
Jun

How I created ‘Cedar Creek’

It was an experience I had at Cedar Creek during an artist retreat that really inspired ‘The Land and I’ project so I decided to use it as my test location. If you haven’t seen the project already, please visit the ‘Stories of Cedar Creek’ page. After researching the historical history of the Cedar Creek […]

17
Jun

The Stories of Cedar Creek – from ‘The Land and I’ project

Cedar Creek is a haven of babbling brooks, towering trees and granite sentinels at the foot of the D’Aguilar Range near Samford, Queensland (not to be confused with Cedar Creek at Tamborine Mountain). With so much natural beauty on offer it’s hard to believe how closely it nudges suburbia being merely 40 minutes north-west of […]

14
May

How I created ‘Bribie Island’

Having worked there for three years, Bribie Island is close to my heart, and I’ve noticed how the local’s faces light up when they talk about its history. It was impossible not to include Bribie Island as part of ‘The Land and I’ project since it has experienced such pivotal historical moments and once I’d […]