Nicole's Work Encapsulates the Extraordinary Stories
of everyday people, places + projects


I am a documentary photographer based on Wathaurong country in Geelong, Victoria. Australia.

I aim to live lightly and respectfully on this country and to create and share authentic, diverse and inclusive stories.

Stories that recognise and appreciate the strange and awesome circumstances of being human.

Stories that amplify marginalised voices and connect us as stronger communities.

Stories with a heartbeat and a twist in the telling.

Through my photography, I aim to experiment and innovate; with approach, layout, alternative processes or exhibition venue. I also teach photography and visual storytelling. I enjoy the exchange of inspiration and energy I experience with my students.  

For me, sharing photography is a big part of the power and purpose of photography.

Acknowledgement to Country

I respectfully acknowledge the Wadawurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation on whose land I live and work. I offer my respect to the elders past, present and emerging, recognising their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community.


2019Beyond Borders, Mildura Arts Centre
2019Back + Forth, Come + Go, Archive Bar, Geelong

Women in Wool, National Wool Museum, Geelong

2017Back + Forth, Come + Go, Little Creature Brewery Gallery, Geelong
2015Beyond Borders, Head On Photo Festival

Beyond Borders, Ballarat International Foto Biennale


Mapping Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi, Victoria

2011Mapping Ballarat, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2010National Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery + Touring
2010Subcultures Slide night, Australian Centre for Photography
2007Look Now, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2005Tabi, Peaceboat, Japan

Tokyo, Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo

2005Zooming In, Prudential Tower, Tokyo

Awards & Grants


2019 Australian Photography Awards – Highly Commended, Wildlife Category
2019 Mono Awards –Commended, Places Category
2018 Australian Photography Awards –  Finalist, Documentary Category
2017 Canon Light Awards  – National Grand Final Winner, Australia
2010 National Portrait Prize  – Finalist, National Portrait Gallery, Australia
2009 Chillout Photography Prize Finalist, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2008 Capturing Melbourne, Best Photojournalism Story
2008 – 09BA, Commercial Photography, RMIT, Melbourne. Graduated with Distinction
2004 – 05Tokyo Photographic Workshops, Japan
1995 – 98BA, International Relations, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
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