Welcome to The Random Image by Nadia Culph
Photographic artist Nadia Culph, skilfully manipulates & controls light. Her still life images are inspired by nature's curiosities & wonders. Keeping her composition simple, Nadia creates stunning photographs that aim to bring the intricate details of nature to the fore. They are a reminder to stop & smell the roses, to slow down & appreciate the little things.
Adopting low-key photography as her technique, Nadia creates drama & mood using natural light to accentuate our beautiful botanicals making them the hero of the piece. Described as 'Chiaroscuro', which is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, she cites Mapplethorpe & Penn as her influences.
Living in Melbourne's leafy suburbs,
Nadia takes inspiration from her local surroundings with a strong focus on Australian native flora. Intrigued by unusual patterns, striking colour and bold contrasts, her clever use of diffused sunlight captures the unique design of her botanical subjects. Everything from Australian flowers & spring seed pods to tropical leaves & exotic feathers.
" In the age of highly sophisticated editing programs where photographs are heavily modified & transformed, I try not to alter the image keeping the editing process to a minimum to maintain as much realism as possible, to celebrate the natural design of my subjects, embracing their flaws & paying homage to their inherent beauty. The stark black or white background holds the viewer's eye on the subject without distraction & keeps the image simple & uncomplicated."
With over 25 years experience in fine art photography, including 10 years in photographic printing, Nadia's images have made their way to homes & businesses around the globe.
Nadia's artworks currently hang throughout Basscare Morgan Glen Iris & are now a part of the new refurbishment of Rydges Melbourne. March '23 saw the opening of the newly renovated Sandstones Capella Sydney, a large art consultancy project with The Artling featuring Nadia's artwork alongside many talented Australian artists. She has worked with local interior stylists with her prints used in numerous properties & businesses. Nadia has also worked with international art consultants Peter Millard & Partners on large scale projects. She has most recently teamed up with Melbourne art wholesalers La Grolla, having had her work displayed at the 2023 Decor and Design Show & also available through M+CO Living.
Nadia was awarded 2nd place in the 2023 MAVA Art Prize, she is a 5 star Etsy seller since 2016, an Art Prize finalist & featured artist at Bluethumb & an Art Prize finalist & featured artist at Art Lovers Australia. Her work has featured on House Rules High Stakes & is now available in The Block Shop.
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2023 Art4All FPS, 2023 Summer Exhibition NaNY Warrandyte, 2023 Incognito Art Show, 2023 A4 Art Australia - Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Herring Island /2023 Show and Tell / MAVA Melbourne Flower & Garden Show /2022 Bluethumb's Richmond Gallery Opening, Bluethumb Gallery, Richmond / 2022 A Room With A view , Art Lovers Australia Melbourne Gallery / 2021 No Strings Attached, MAVA Online / 2021 Monochrome, MAVA online / 2020 Blue Iris featured on House Rules High Stakes, Channel 7 / 2018 Nature and Creativity, Bulleen Art & Garden.