Featured Photographer: Paul Foley

14 December 2013

‘A picture isn’t real until I can feel it. When it is tactile, the confluence of light, shadow and emotion is fully and properly realised.’ Paul Foley

I have made pictures since I was 16 when I began photographing my friends while they surfed. This grew into a love of photographing the Australian landscape and eventually photography became a career. I have worked as a full-time professional, serving corporate, government and smaller enterprises under my Lightmoods Photography banner for over 25 years.

My very first professional assignment was a major tourism shoot for the city of Newcastle. These days I still make tourism and corporate pictures within Australia as well travelling to various parts of the world making lifestyle images for universities.

Even with a busy commissioned workload I love photographing the people and places I encounter while on the road. Many of my favourite images have been found in the landscape of my home state – New South Wales.

The best of these are collected in my Collectible Photography online gallery – an eclectic collection of details, light and shadow. The fine art prints I personally make include beautiful black & white, saturated colour and muted tones.

Each print is signed, limited to an edition of no more than 25 and printed to archival standards on beautiful museum quality paper.

Website: art.collectablephotography.com
Instagram: instagram.com/lightmoods
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CollectablePics
500px: 500px.com/paulfoley

Balmoral Beach, Sydney

The Island at Balmoral Beach, Sydney, Australia at dusk looking towards Sydney Heads – Image Credit Paul Foley

Gerringong Ocean Pool

Rainbow Sunset over Gerringong Ocean Pool – Image Credit Paul Foley

Dudley Beach, NSW

Boy and his dog playing in early morning surf, Dudley Beach, NSW – Image Credit Paul Foley

Anna Bay, Port Stephens

Rotting pumpkins and old shed, Anna Bay, Port Stephens – Image Credit Paul Foley

Werri Beach, Gerringong

Seagull in flight at Werri Beach, Gerringong – Image Credit Paul Foley

Ebor Falls, NSW

Ebor Falls, Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia – Image Credit Paul Foley

Merewether Ocean Baths, Merewether

Storm Clouds, Merewether Ocean Baths, Merewether, Newcastle – Image Credit Paul Foley

Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley

Rocky Stream feeding into Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley, NSW – Image Credit Paul Foley

North Head, Sydney Harbour

Sydney Ferry passing North Head, Sydney Harbour – Image Credit Paul Foley

Samurai Beach, Port Stephens

Samurai Beach, Port Stephens – Image Credit Paul Foley

Rainbow Sunset, Gerringong

Rainbow Sunset, Gerringong – Image Credit Paul Foley

 Dudley Beach, Newcastle

Early morning surf at Dudley Beach, Newcastle – Image Credit Paul Foley

Rockface, Balmoral Beach

Rockface, The Island at Balmoral Beach – Image Credit Paul Foley

Nords Wharf, Lake Macquarie

The Rope, Nords Wharf, Lake Macquarie – Image Credit Paul Foley

Historic Newcastle Ocean Baths

Historic Newcastle Ocean Baths – Image Credit Paul Foley

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House – Image Credit Paul Foley

Yellow Rock Road, Albion Park

Country road in spring, Southern Highlands. Spring Buds on Flame Trees along Yellow Rock Road, Albion Park – Image Credit Paul Foley

Sydney Opera House at Dusk

Sydney Opera House at Dusk – Image Credit Paul Foley