Artists of the Outback Creative] Lionel Kavanagh
Lionel Kavanagh of My Style Photography
Hello friends of the Outback Creative,
We are going to start running a segment called 'Artists of the Outback Creative', this will feature one of our artist each fortnight answering questions about their; art, how they create there art, and what inspires them. First artist is Lionel Kavanagh from My Style Photography, we asked him the below questions.
Why do you make your art?
Photography is like an addiction that I cannot get enough of. Personally it gives me great pleasure and to know what I share can make someone smile and ignite memories that they had long forgotten about.
How do you make your art?
Using my creative ideas and will to learn, every mistake made is a new lesson learnt, this also brings about new ideas of where I can put my photography skill into action. Creating something new and different know one else has yet achieved. And then bringing my ideas to life through my images.
What does it mean to you?
Without my camera or any camera infact I would be lost. It’s my way of escaping and letting my mind relax and let my creative juices flow. To me it is very therapeutic and I have a sense of fulfillment.
What inspires you?
What inspires me is life in general. Waking up to another glorious day all keen to capture that perfect sunrise and the freedom I have to get out into the great outdoors to capture nature at it’s best. To be able to share my images to the less fortunate and put a smile on there faces knowing there is such beauty all around us. Sometimes it’s right under out nose. My inspiration comes from other photographers and artists but the list is far to great to single out and particular person.
Who inspires you?
Who inspires me is the next person asking me how I captured a particular image. Children to adults and no question is a dumb question. Eager to try to capture a similar image just like mine. I love to share my knowledge knowing I may be helping someone that excels in this form of art and will one day look back and say” thank you Lionel, you were my inspiration! I am inspired by all art forms.
Where inspires you?
The Central Highlands Qld where I have grown up. As long as I am close to the Australian bush I am happy. I love the ocean but give me the bush any day. I love the sounds of nature like the variety of bird calls, to the rustling or leaves knowing there is a creature escaping my view. The distant bellowing of a bull or dust from cattle on the move. The sound of dingoes calling while I am out at night capturing another Astro shot. The tranquillity at night looking up at the stars. Who would want to be anywhere else. I love Australia...