The work of NMIT Diploma of Photo Imaging graduates Fred Zhang and Arrayah Loynd is featured in this month’s edition of Australia’s top-selling pro photography magazine Capture.
Fred and Arrayah graduated at the end of 2013 and were featured alongside each other in the magazine’s Talent segment, which showcases emerging photographers. With a readership of over 12,000 photography professionals, the feature provides fantastic industry exposure for Fred and Arrayah.
A multi-award winner and 2013 AIPP VIC Student Photographer of the Year, Fred focuses primarily on architectural, urban landscape, and documentary photography. He has recently returned from his former hometown, Beijing, where he was intrigued by the process of urbanisation and the effect it has had on the people and the city itself.
“I had mixed feelings when shooting amongst the countless construction and redevelopment sites in Beijing. While it was exciting to shoot the old alongside the new, the pollution caused by the development is so severe. I was fascinated to shoot through the heavy fog (haze), which brings a feeling of misery to the images, but I struggled to breathe and was deeply missing the fresh Aussie air.”
Arrayah is also a multi-award winner and finds herself drawn to the human story, both individual and universal. Her focus on portraiture has produced many compelling images and her ongoing St Andrews Market project, a collaboration with Anthropologist Jo Skuse, highlights stories of connection, communities, people and environment.
NMIT’s Diploma of Photo Imaging includes a strong grounding in both analogue and digital photographic techniques and covers subjects such as lighting and optics, digital image processing and editing, colour theory, and copyright. Students also have the opportunity to exhibit in the NMIT galleries.
“I loved every minute of the Photo Imaging course at NMIT,” Arrayah says. “I started without any photography experience but with the support of the teaching and admin staff I have been able to develop my photography practice with great results over the last four years. The course provides many opportunities to connect with industry specialists and assistance in producing a strong folio for life beyond TAFE.”
Capture Magazine is currently offering a fantastic discount for NMIT and Melbourne Polytechnic students. It normally retails for $7.50 per issue but follow this link to order six editions for only $19.
Image credit: Fred Zuhua Zhang, Melbourne, 2013.
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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener.