Angie Connell - 2016 AIPP Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year
Proud, astounded and chuffed - all wrapped up into a neat package of "Holy S#@t!!" It is a humbling process being judged by your peers, but I come out the other end more knowledgeable and inspired to keep of creating and improving my skills. Winning the Emerging Photographer of the Year was the delicious topping on a very educational cake!
Angie is a Melbourne Based Pet Photographer who is completely over enthusiastic about all things weird and quirky. Fervently committed to daydreaming, Angie brings the resulting illogical ideas to life via her camera and some fancy footwork in digital post production. The result bringing laughter, a place for escapism and a healthy dash of “what the!?”. After an almost career as a water diviner in Coober Pedy, she somehow completed her diploma in Photo-imaging at NMIT in 2014. Angie has gone on to win multiple awards, been part of group exhibitions and was recently awarded both Victorian and Australian Emerging Photographer 2016 by the AIPP. But most of all, inspired by the joy that pets bring to their people, Angie is in her happy place when working on commissioned pet art and her current bodies of work “The Carnival of Fur and Four Legs” and "Rabbits are not human"