I’m Louise Hawson, a Sydney-based photographer (and occasional blogger). I started my photography career after doing two projects called 52 Suburbs which ended up as published books and exhibitions at the Museum of Sydney. You can visit these via the links in the menu or check out what I’m up to now – capturing beauty for the walls of your home in my print shop, my work as a freelance lifestyle/travel photographer (portfolio) and a new blog. I’m so glad you’re here, enjoy!

Iconic Sydney summer scenes for your walls

How Sydney does summer

Ideally, submerged in water or lazing about on sand or ancient sandstone. Welcome to my new print collection, ‘Sydney by the Sea ~ East’. It’s the result of a leisurely spin around Sydney’s iconic eastern/harbour beaches & ocean pools last summer, capturing the way we are by the sea.

Stories of Sydney by the Sea ~ East

After years of ignoring Sydney’s sandy edge, I’ve done an about-face, starting with the city’s eastern/harbour beaches & ocean pools. Yes, there’s a zillion images of them already but my focus was on how we live in these communal outdoor summer living rooms and the stories that unfold there.

What you need to know about printing

All prints are not created equal. Aside from the image itself, the quality of the paper and the printer (as in the human!) vary widely and affect the result. My prints are on the highest quality archival pure pigment cotton rag paper, which gives a beautifully soft, almost painterly look.

The beauty of black and white

Colour is wonderful but black and white can be hard to resist, especially if you’re after a timeless feel or a calming, monochromatic vibe.

Lord Howe Island prints

Be transported to a seemingly prehistoric land with Tahiti-like mountains, pristine turquoise reefs and rare exotic birds.

North Stradbroke Island prints

‘Straddie’ is another incredibly beautiful Australian island with its vivid turquoise water, pandanus and rocky outcrops.

>> Louise Hawson acknowledges the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which she lives and works <<

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