My name is Lauren Proctor and I am a trained Graphic Designer from Sydney. I discovered my interest in photography not long after I bought my first Nikon DSLR camera. It was the bottom of the range, nothing fancy, but I was having fun mucking around with it. My interest grew even further when I bought a slightly better Nikon and a decent lens before heading off with a one-way ticket to Vancouver, Canada.
With no plans, no job and all the time in the world, I taught myself how to take better photos. Focusing predominantly on landscapes and animals, as I find people too predictable, I found myself traveling around specifically for the purpose of taking photos. I met other photographers in my travels and learned things from them, but for the most part, everything I have achieved has been through personal trial and error.
After returning back to Sydney 15 months later, my photography has seen me explore a lot of coastline, a few inland spots and created a giant ‘to-do’ list to capture the beauty and diversity of New South Wales. I have lost sleep, used a lot of petrol, lost feeling in my fingers and toes and been battered by a few waves all for the love and excitement of getting ‘that’ shot. I will continue to try and capture better photos while using it as a pretty good excuse to go on little adventures and share my findings with the world. Enjoy!
Three sisters, two rainbows, one amazing site at Echo Point – Katoomba – Blue Mountains
The newly refurbished Merewether Baths at sunrise – Newcastle
The diving blocks at sunset at the Newcastle Ocean Baths
The clash of storm and sunset at Wollongong City Beach
Dew drops catch the cobwebs at dawn as we wait for a hot air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley
The waves come rolling in at sunrise on Merewether Beach – Newcastle
Discovered somewhere on a road trip near Kangaroo Valley, there is a lovely cow called Uno Bounty
The view overlooking Lighthouse Beach looks like everlasting summer fun – Port Macquarie
Angry clouds and lightning strikes over the endless fields of Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter Region
The tide is coming in to meet the Glenrock State Conservation Area at sunset – Newcastle
Colourful sunny days at vineyards in Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter Region
Looking like something out of Lion King, Bombo Quarry is eerily beautiful – Kiama
Moo! – Southern Highlands
The ‘still working’ old Locomotive Workshop at Eveleigh has a real authentic feel to it
Strange ‘anti’ sun rays put on a show at sunset overlooking Govetts Leap – Blackheath
Sunrise and colour gradients are worth the early mornings at Echo Point – Katoomba
The house of the rising sun in Wollongong
The sun and the waves come through early morning at Little Bay, South-Eastern Sydney