EMBELLISH, a new body of work

I've been quiet lately, but the reason for that is I have been very industrious, creating a large new body of work called Embellish. In the past my work was concerned with the temporariness and imperfection of floral beauty. Now the theme is the nature of beauty...

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My favourite garden – Woodford Grove

  I love photographing gardens ... for obvious reasons!                                                                                                                                    My friends Grahame Dawson and Alex Ross have the most spectacular garden in Mt...

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Richie McCaw Wedding

I'm mainly a fine artist these days, but every now and then I dip back into my old life of being a commercial photographer.                              I did enjoy the enormous challenge of creating imagery for TWO magazine covers and 16 page spreads of All Black...

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Emma Bass at Royal Academy 2016

Emma was chosen from 12,000 artist submissions to be part of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016, and she flew to London for opening week. Below are some photos of the event. You can also read Canvas magazine's interview with Emma about the...

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Emma is in Canvas Magazine!

Upon Emma's return from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016 in London, she spoke to Dionne Christian of Canvas Magazine. You can read the article on the Herald's website, see view a pdf of the full article, or read the text below. Emma also has photos of the...

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Finalist in the Best Awards !

Thrilled that my book Imperfect has been selected as a finalist for the Best Awards 2015 … my creations so beautifully printed and published by PQ Blackwell. http://bestawards.co.nz/entries/graphic/category/editorial-and-books/imperfect/...

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Marlborough Garden Festival 2014

I was honoured to be invited to present two workshops at the Marlborough Garden Festival this November.  I gave a talk and slideshow on the history of floral photography from a fine art perspective. Met some wonderful people including fellow workshoppers Lynda...

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Book Launch Party !!

A fabulous party at the headquarters of PQ Blackwell … an old church … the most suitable building to launch my book Imperfect. Very special to be surrounded by all the colourful people in my life … family, friends, colleagues, delicious nibbles from Dawsons, and the...

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Book Updates …

In the final stages of finalising proofs and copy for my Imperfect book which is to be launched on October 30th. EXCITED !!!! Press release here http://emmabass.co.nz/imperfect-book/ Bridget and Abby from PQ Blackwell have been doing an amazing job, as has Alex...

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Hoorah for Image Nation 2014

Phew … nailed that talk!   A fantastic event to be a part of.  Told my life journey and all the eclectic images I've taken along the way. So inspired to hear some of the other talkers …. Geoff Blackwell talking about books http://www.pqblackwell.com  (whom...

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