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Penelope Duns

"I have always been struck by the beauty and magic in everyday things. "

Colour and light, shapes and lines, are the essence of the art of my photography, a reflection through glass, the complex structure of a surface, the play of light and shadow, colours that sing together in harmony, shapes that form when things come together or are viewed a certain way.  

I always try to express my feelings about the world through my photographs, to reach not just the physical but also to express the metaphysical, the fundamental nature of the subject and how it relates to its environment and to me, the observer. 

Wine tasting is a passion of mine. In 1989 I moved to Southwest France to make wine and helped run a vineyard for more than 10 years.

All my life I've created stuff, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, computer programs, and more recently web pages. Digital images have always interested me, but I didn't take photography seriously until the beginning of 2004.

Qualifications:

In 2006 I obtained my Licenciateship diploma of the Royal Photographic Society, this was followed by the Associateship in spring 2009. I received my Fellowship in the autumn 2009.

In 2007 I started photographing professionally, setting up PixPix photography with my husband and partner Moti Goldman. We cover weddings and events, and some portraits. I design the albums as well as product calendars, posters and flyers for well-known musicians. In 2010 we were commissioned to take photos for a book about the Berhuizer Paper mill in Holland.

Awards:

August 2007 first prize in the triptych competition sponsored by the  British Professional Photography Association, Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers in association with the Image File.

In August 2005 I won the prestigious Photoplate award in Belgium.

Exhibitions:

"Visions Insolites"
27th January - 5th May 2006  A one-man exhibition of 60 photographs at Zoom Gallery in the European quarter of Brussels.

Salve Mater Foto Festival in Leuven 29 april - 7 may 2006

"L'âme du Vin"  Brussels Miroir club exhibition October 2006 Centre Culturel de Jette

"Bouffée par le temps" 2008-09 Centre Culturel de Jette

"Plaisirs d'hiver" february 2010 Artistica Gallery Brussels

"Wine" June-July 2010 Stella Solaris Salon Brussels

I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures as much as I enjoyed making them.