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Georgina Smith

A conceptual fine art photographer based on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

Georgina Smith is a portrait photographer whose passion lies within the conceptual and fine arts fields. One of four sisters and a mother of three daughters herself, Georgina’s work to-date has been preoccupied with the female form, images of women set within a stylized, almost Pre-Raphaelite context, and exploring the repeated motifs of nature and the elements (flora, water, woodland): women clothed in the natural world. Her latest series uses these techniques to explore the concept of individuality, of girls on the cusp of womanhood.

Georgina has always been interested in the deeper stories behind faces, with the power of the image to create new worlds, to tell tall stories. This sparked her decision to pursue her Diploma in PhotoImaging at Sydney TAFE, Ultimo, where she graduated in 2014. Georgina was awarded the Portfolio Award 2014 for her final portfolio. Finalist for ACMP’s Student Photographer of the Year. Georgina’s portraiture has also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun Herald, and Music Network Magazine.

Georgina lives in Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her husband and three girls.

Some Insta Snaps

Artist Statement

Georgina Smith’s passion lies in her fine arts studies of women and young girls in stylised costumes, often incorporating floral headpieces, whimsical drapery and wood/water elements which collectively blur the lines between nature and the human form, and between art and fashion. Her portraits have a Pre-Raphaelite quality in their ability to combine realism with something more ethereal and dream-like in the female form. The mother of three daughters, Georgina continues to seek ways to explore girls on the brink of womanhood, the blurring of innocence and experience, playing with viewers’ interpretation of images of women.

“I have three daughters and I am one of four sisters so women and women’s identity was always going to be important in my work. There are so many mixed messages in the portrayal of women today. I wanted to explore that in my own work.”

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