Antonia Jane Allan

Photo by Wayne Hoecherl.

As a graphic designer, I have always been fascinated by good form and great design and that aesthetic has translated within my photography into a quest for raw and genuine images with the goal to create imagery that evokes an emotional reaction in the viewer.

Forever on the quest for beautiful light, my 'In The Shadows' portrait series is shot completely using natural light from one window in the basement of my home. I believe in the process of slow portraiture. Talking with each subject until they forget I'm holding a camera. This allows me to capture more vulnerable images of my subjects with the goal of evoking something in the viewer.

I concentrate heavily on the strength of light and shadow to create powerful images with depth that hopefully gives the viewer an immersive experience into each subject.