After photographing the 2016 Townsville Fashion Festival and loving it, Narelle Delle Baite of Narelle Delle Baite Photography will return to the event later this month. We stopped Narelle for a brief chat on what to expect and what inspires her in her photography.
What is your biggest inspiration as a photographer?
Photography is my chosen medium to express myself creatively. When I create an image, I seek to capture that sweet spot where art and life fuse in a moment. There are several areas I source my inspiration. Art is my greatest source of inspiration such as renaissance art and modern art. The masters of photography such as Henri Cartier-Bressen, Elliot Erwitt and Andres Kertez always offer inspiration and my love of travel keeps my eyes fresh.
What is your biggest challenge?
Creating a sustainable career as a Photographer in a somewhat saturated market is my biggest challenge. The photographic industry is constantly changing and evolving with the innovations of new technologies and social media platforms. I feel to be sustainable you need to be flexible and have your hand dipped in a range of pho¬tographic genres, as well as be up to date with the latest new technologies.
What are you hoping to accomplish from being part of this year’s Townsville Fashion Festival?
I am fortunate to be a part of the Townsville Fashion Festival Team again this year. They are a group of talented and creative people motivated to showcase Townsville Creatives to the highest standard. I hope to contribute and learn as much as I can from the team and the experience.
Townsville Fashion Festival struts back into town 25 – 28 May 2017. Visit www.townsvillefashionfestival.com.au for the full program and tickets.