Portrait of my family "After The Fires" Peregian Beach, 2019

MY STORY 

"You are the hero in my stories, you are the reason I create.
I'm a visual artist using the camera to tell stories, driven by a passion to visually engage with the world around me, to capture and create what inspires me". clr

Passionate as an image maker, Claire is both a photographic artist and shoots commercially. 

 Claire published her first photography book, Pure and Dirty in 2011 and has had limited edition books published in 2014/5 through the project 2HrsNorth

Having had several major exhibitions and international representation by Gallery 555, Boston, MA, USA, Claire has also exhibited a solo photographic installation that received widespread industry acclaim on Cockatoo Island, Sydney in 2013.

Now living on The Sunshine Coast with her partner and their son, Claires most recent exhibition "Changing Perceptions On Homelessness" August-September 2020, and September-December 2021, is a powerful pictorial story on homelessness on the Sunshine Coast, and received national press coverage for its authenticity and engaging portraiture. 

Reviews – Bush toCoast Workshops Claire Letitia Reynolds 2019-2020

I had such awonderful morning getting to know Claire she is such a beautiful soul! With herknowledge and passion for photography I learnt so much. I would defiantly dothis workshop again

Amanda,Balmoral, Australia

The photographyworkshop was so specific to my individual needs which was great. Claire has away of challenging you without losing your confidence. She is friendly andprofessional. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would recommend this for anylevel of experience as she customises it to you

Coralie, KelvinGrove, Australia

Claire is apro-level photographer who knows how to bring out the best in people. I haveextensive experience with photography myself and wondered if there was muchthat Claire could teach me. She asked about my work, about my knowledge leveland tailored a morning session that taught me a lot about creating a compellingimage series, and telling a themed story through multiple images. I alsolearned how to hone my photograohic vision by sketching too. She also gave me alot of very useful information about how to tackle my own ongoing project backhome. Claire is a lovely, approachable lady who knows her way around both acamera and the national park at Noosa where our session took place. I trulyappreciated the wild beauty of the surroundings and came to notice the gorgeoussmall and large details which she pointed out. The midpoint in the session wasgreat fun; splashing around in the waters of Alexander Bay. Yay!! So bring yourcamera (and water and sunscreen) and look forward to learning no matter whatyour skill level with a camera. I'd highly recommend Claire's experience toanyone

Adam, Middleton,United Kingdom

Claire’s knowledgeand insight into photography was exceptional. She gave me, a real beginner,many helpful tips to use for my future photographs. She was personable andinteresting. I could thoroughly recommend her experience

Suzanne, New SouthWales, Australia

Wehad a wonderful session with Claire. The photography tips and techniques wewent through were the perfect level for us (not quite beginners but not expertseither). The bush walk was beautiful and the mid-session swim fit so well withthe relaxed vibe of the day. We took some beautiful pictures of the Noosahinterland and also gained some knowledge about the local flora and faunathrough Claire. This is definitely an experience we would go to again and wouldhighly 

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I  pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


CV

Publishedbooks
Reynolds, C., Hall, C. (2009 - 2011). PureAnd Dirty. Taiwan: Pure AndDirty.1000 copies, 100 special edition, 74 pages, eight chapters, full colour.
Articles: Ross, B (2011). Heart Of The Nation- Moulamein 2733. TheWeekend Australian Magazine.
Lighton, Heather (2011). Bush: Bull Ants And Bare Bits In The AustralianOutback. Vice Media LLC. https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/avnvd8/pure-and-dirty
Aedy, R (2011) Life Matters – Pure and Dirty. ABC Radio Nationalinterview with Claire Reynolds http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/pure-and-dirty/3718556
Reynolds, C (2014). 2hrsnorth. Wallsend; Newcastle: 2hrsnorth. 32 Pages, fullcolour.
Reynolds, C (2015). 2hrsnorth. Hamilton. Newcastle: 2hrsnorth. 32 Pages, fullcolour.
Reynolds, C., Smyth, D., Black, J., Campbell, J.,Madsen, L., Richards, E., Wilson, M., Wojcik, M. Newcastle: 2hrsnorth. 32 Pages, full colour. https://www.clairereynolds.com/2hrsnorth
A creative project consisting of twelve “zines”each documenting a different suburb of Newcastle, NSW. Each book contained twosuburbs as interpreted by twelve different photographers.
Article:Gerber, Nicolas (2015) ABC 1233 Newcastle, Facebook and Online Explorebustling Beaumont Street with photographer Claire Reynolds and ABC 1233Newcastle

Gallery Representation 2017 -2020 555 Gallery, Boston, MA, USA..

Exhibition Record
Reynolds, C (2020 – 2021) Changing Perceptions OnHomelessness, Adderton Gallery,House of Heart and Mercy, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, September – December(confirmed).
Reynolds, C (2020 – 2021) Changing Perceptions OnHomelessness, Baringa CommunityCentre, April, 2021
Reynolds, C (2020 – 2021) Changing Perceptions OnHomelessness, Cooroy ButterFactory Arts Centre, September 2020
Reynolds, C (2020 – 2021) Changing Perceptions OnHomelessness, Pop Up Gallery,Nambour, August 2020
Articles: Sheehan, Amy 2020 The 7.30 Report, ABC Nightly News, Homeless faces
Bartholomew, K (2020) ABC Online SunshineCoast photography exhibition challenges images of Homelessness in Queensland
Sunshine Coast Council (2020) The Hinterland Journal Photoexhibition to challenge views during Homelessness week
Sanderson, Julie-Anne (2020) ChallengingPerceptions Photo Exhibition
Reynolds, C (2014 - 2018) The Lonesome Cowboys. Online, 555 Gallery, Boston, MA, USA,2018.
Reynolds, C (2017).The Lonesome Cowboys. Art Of Living Festival. Bundeena, NSW.
Reynolds, C (2016).The Lonesome Cowboys. Head On Photo Festival. Sydney.
Articles: Bawden, L (2014). Rough Riders. YokeMagazine. Sydney: Yoke Publications.
Mendoza, A (2016). This Photographer Wants To Change The Way The World SeesRodeo Cowboys. Buzzfeed online.
Reynolds,C (2016). Les Festivals De Lete. French PHOTO magazine. France: EPMA
O’Toole,K, (2016) Vulnerable Cowboys. Drive, ABC Radio Darwin.
Reynolds,C (2009). Magical Light. Louigi’s Gallery, Bondi, Sydney.       
Reynolds,C (2006). Faces  Castle Gallery. Notting Hill, London, England.
Reynolds,C (2002). Looking In. The Lounge, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Public Installations
Two-person installation. Reynolds, C,Cainero, L (2013). Cumulus and Love LearningCloud, contracted through UNICEF for the WorldEducation Games. Instalment locations: Darling Harbour, outdoors, and SydneyTechnology Park, indoor.
Article: Bales, J. (2013). The Games and UNICEF providea silver lining for kids Access; Vermont Vol. 27, Iss. 1,  (Mar 2013): 30.
Two-person installation and exhibntion.Reynolds C., Hall, C (2011). Pure and Dirty, The NakedAuction. All artworks sold. District 9 Gallery,Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Solo installation. Reynolds, C (2012). He was always watching, she never knew. Room143, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour.
Article: Film Meets Art in Room 143 (2012). Arts Hub http://www.clairereynolds.com/cockatoo

Performance

Reynolds C., Hall C (2011). Pure And Dirty: On The Road. Curated by Tracey Moffatt, AO for private audience.

Reynolds, C (2012). The Ministry Of Clouds Minister for Silver Linings. The Russian Rock and Roll Circus, BondiBeach.

Group Record
Reynolds, C (2018). Dopplegänger. Gallery 555 Artsy online
Reynolds, C (2015) 2hrsnorth: All the suburbs of Newcastle Part Two. Newcastle Museum, Newcastle.
Reynolds, C (2014) 2hrsnorth All the suburbsof Newcastle Part One.TheEmporium, Renew Newcastle, Hunter Street Mall.
Reynolds, C (2002) Red Instead. The Art House Gallery, Sydney.
Reynolds, C (1998) The Hired Hand. The Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Reynolds, C (1998) First Annual PhotographicAssistants Exhibition. PhotoTechnica, Chippendale, Sydney.
Reynolds, C (1997) Australian Centre forPhotography, Paddington, Sydney.
Reynolds, C (1996) Graduate Exhibition UC, ACT, 1996.

Employment History
2007 – Current. Freelance photographer,Australia. https://www.clairereynolds.com/
For clients including: Indigenous LandCommission – Hill & Knowlton – OMD Creative Agency – Nivea – The PrinciplesAdvertising Agency – M&C Saatchi – The Commonwealth Bank – People Care –The Kirby Institute – SBS – The Indigenous Centre For Excellence – MassMedia  - Goldman Sachs – PacificMagazines – Storm – Select – Chic – Chadwick’s – Vivien’s – Pricilla’s –Australian Fashion Week 2003 – 2005/ 2008 – 2012 – Carl Kapp – Harry Hooper –Central West Lifestyle Magazine – Tamworth Country Music Festival – RoslynOxley9 Gallery – The Koori Mail – UNICEF – Sydney Entertainment Centre – CaféCulture – Downtown magazine – Lizard Management – Tracey Moffatt – Juno Gemes –Snappr Photography – Photoh – Sydney Biennale – Pure Pictures – Sydney Festival– Bain and Co – Pure Pictures – POD Film.

Fashion publications
Reynolds, C (2010). By Invitation Only. Casino Magazine, Odysseus Publishing.
Reynolds, C (2010). A Day on the Harbour. Casino Magazine, Odysseus Publishing.
Reynolds, C (2010) To The Nines. Casino Magazine, Odysseus Publishing.
Reynolds, C (2010) High Rollers. Casino Magazine, Odysseus Publishing.
Reynolds, C (2010) Betty Davis Eyes. Cream Magazine, Future PerfectPublications.
Reynolds, C (2009). Mega Jam. Culture magazine. Queensland, Australia:Culture Media. 
Reynolds, C (2009). An Arms Width Away. Cream Magazine, Future PerfectPublications.
Reynolds, C (2007). Snaps. Pulp Magazine. New Zealand: The Big IdeaTe Aria Nui Trust.

2010 – 2017. Digital Imaging Artist, Tracey Moffatt, AO, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Digital imaging artist for the following works: Moffatt, T (2013). SpiritLandscapes. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Moffatt, T (2015). Kaleidoscope. PerthInstitute of Contemporary Art. Moffatt, T (2014 - 2017). The Travellers. VeniceBiennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy. Moffatt, T (2014 - 2017). BodyRemembers. Venice Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Articles: McDonald, J (2017). Tracey Moffatts My Horizon a roaring success. TheSydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/venice-biennale-2017-tracey-moffatts-my-horizon-a-roaring-success-20170511-gw2njv.html
Searle, A (2017). Tracey Moffatt review:horrible histories by Australia’s Venice envoy. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/10/tracey-moffatt-my-horizon-australia-pavilion-venice-biennale
Langton, M (2017). Tracey Moffatt at the2017 Venice Biennale. The Saturday Paper, Morry Schwartz. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/10/tracey-moffatt-my-horizon-australia-pavilion-venice-biennale

Westwood, M (2017). Venice Biennale: Fog lifts on Tracey Moffatt’sMy Horizon. The Australian, News Corp Australia. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/visual-arts/venice-biennale-fog-lifts-on-tracey-moffatts-my-horizon/news-story/e76efc5c05b1a3f0b63e0af77222a805

2011 - 2012 Assistant Manager, The Front Lighting Hire andPhotographic Studio.
2010 – Photographic cataloguing of Gapuwiyak First Nation women’s fibre work. Documentopening of Gapuwiyak Arts Centre, Gapuwiyak, East Arnhem Land, IndigenousCommunity Volunteers,
2005 - 2006 Photographers Assistant Miles Aldridge, London, UK For clientsVogue Italia, L’uomo Vogue, Paris Vogue, Vogue Nippon, Numero, New York Times,Bacardi, Lavazza, Longchamp, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurant, Paul Smith.
2002 - 2004 Photographic Studio Manager. Visual Arts Imaging Gallery,Camperdown, Sydney.
2001 - 2002 Photographic Studio Photographer. Visual Arts Imaging Gallery, Paddington,Sydney.

Teaching

2019-2021 Photographic workshop facilitatorand instructor, Noosa National Park
2017 – 2019 Photography workshop facilitator and instructor, Photoh https://photoh.com.au/photography-group-brisbane/
2008 – 2009 Workshop Tutor, Mentor.Bachelor Creative Direction and Styling, The Whitehouse Institute of Design.
2008 – 2009 Lecturer, The History of Design. Bachelor Creative Direction andStyling, The Whitehouse Institute of Design.
2008 – 2009 Workshop Tutor, series of 3x two day courses, Photography andCreative Direction, The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Sydney.
2010 – Created and augmented photography and Photoshop three week course forFirst Nations women, Titjikala, NT. Indigenous Community Volunteers

FormalEducation
BA (Communications Media) 1997 UC
Certificate IV Project Management 2012 MBH Management PTY LTD

Software
Adobe Photoshop/ Lightroom/ premiere Pro/InDesign, Acrobat Pro
Exposure X6
Plugins, Alien Skin Software, Nik Collection
Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel

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