Being an adventurous spirit I like to place challenges in front of me all the time. I have travelled the world, lived overseas teaching English in China and managed a hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, both of which I enjoyed immensely, experiencing new and different cultures, personalities, customs and languages.

In 2011, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast and this is where I found my passion for photography and abstract art, thanks to a wonderful lecturer, Vince. Also a big thank you to Justin another lecturer whose encouragement kept me positive and to believe in myself and to keep doing what I was doing as it was unique!

I enjoy capturing the personal or family memories in delightful originality, but I prefer creating the unusual with the magic of my camera and the power of my computer bringing vibrant life in unexpected genres to everyday objects and surroundings.

I have an intense curiosity that goes beyond appreciation of the superficial appearances. My creative perspective and understanding of the possibilities of form entice my mind’s eye and my camera to capture the outer form and just like a sculptor works with stone and marble to release the spirit in the stone, my skill plays with the image to find and release the innate through the magic of technology.

Living in a beautiful part of Australia provides scenes that represent Sunshine Coast photography and when manipulated creates some amazing images that are just so unique and different.

My work has been sold nationally in Australia and overseas so I am fortunate my work is being seen around the world as a unique piece of art.

Optique Photography believes in giving back to the community, so 10% of each sale from this website will be given to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Queensland. We have a letter of ‘Authority To Fundraise’ from RFDS Queensland and we look forward to being able to donate to this wonderful Australian organisation. Please go to the RFDS website for more information about what they do.

         Gratitude is the open door to abundance ………. Cherylynne