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Kay Hathway

Kay Hathway

Kay Hathway

I have always been an opportunistic photographer but not until the last few years, have I been able to take photography as seriously as I should have, much earlier.

I live in Sydney and have photographed widely in Australia, especially in outback and beach locations, both of which I love. In the last few years, my travels have also taken my camera and I to many other parts of the World and I have undertaken a number of workshops with Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford in the South Island of New Zealand.

I like making multi exposure images and when working on intentional camera movement I often confuses onlookers. I prefer to make softer monochrome and black and white works. Printing is an important part of my image making process and my prints are often the basis for encaustic pieces and hand made books.


I made these four images on my son-in-law’s farm near the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. This land is in a climatically well endowed part of Australia, and as always, water forms and defines the landscape. The various types of waterways and the life they support is endlessly interesting.

Ducklings making their first little “quacks” amongst the grasses around a waterhole; a handmade footbridge over a tributary creek; rocks making interesting splash patterns after being hurled into the water; the river rushing to its eventual destination in the sea. At any time, cattle might arrive and, seeking water, change these scenes so they are never the same again.

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