‘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.
The Island at Balmoral Beach, Sydney, Australia at dusk looking towards Sydney Heads – Image Credit Paul Foley
Rainbow Sunset over Gerringong Ocean Pool – Image Credit Paul Foley
Boy and his dog playing in early morning surf, Dudley Beach, NSW – Image Credit Paul Foley
Rotting pumpkins and old shed, Anna Bay, Port Stephens – Image Credit Paul Foley
Seagull in flight at Werri Beach, Gerringong – Image Credit Paul Foley
Ebor Falls, Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia – Image Credit Paul Foley
Storm Clouds, Merewether Ocean Baths, Merewether, Newcastle – Image Credit Paul Foley
Rocky Stream feeding into Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley, NSW – Image Credit Paul Foley
Sydney Ferry passing North Head, Sydney Harbour – Image Credit Paul Foley
Samurai Beach, Port Stephens – Image Credit Paul Foley
Rainbow Sunset, Gerringong – Image Credit Paul Foley
Early morning surf at Dudley Beach, Newcastle – Image Credit Paul Foley
Rockface, The Island at Balmoral Beach – Image Credit Paul Foley
The Rope, Nords Wharf, Lake Macquarie – Image Credit Paul Foley
Historic Newcastle Ocean Baths – Image Credit Paul Foley
Sydney Opera House – Image Credit Paul Foley
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 – Image Credit Paul Foley