Bec Joannou from Voir le Visions Photography is a creative portrait photographer who enjoys working with children and families. Bec originally trained and worked in the scientific field for 10 years, but has since traded her lab coat for a camera and enjoys photographing children and creating detailed digital composites.
Bec has always enjoyed creative projects since her childhood and began to pursue her creative interests more seriously by studying Photography after she became a mother of two children.
She has completed the Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging at the Centre for Creative Photography and is now studying the Diploma and launching her own portrait business.
Bec finds photography an expressive medium which enables her to create and share her imaginative childhood visions, creating ‘otherworldly’ scenes for the child in the photograph, and the viewer.
Bec’s approach to photography is inspired by the beauty and wonder of the natural world, imaginative childhood play and classic childhood literature. The intention of her work succeeds in sparking the imagination of her little subjects, adding a little magic to their lives.
Bec is available for commissioned photographic work. Visit her website to see more of her Portraiture work and her contact details.
In a Daydream…
Childhood is a magical place where I always find my nostalgic heart. Children are magical beings that see the world with fresh eyes, everything they see is new and a wonder and everything is possible – children see magic because they see things in an imaginative and uncomplicated way. We ALL have the power within us to imagine, escape and journey to new worlds, unfortunately, most of us grow out of it...
My art is inspired by imaginative childhood play, children’s literature and the notion of escaping to a whimsical place that exists… in the imagination! I hope with these images we can all remember that magic really does exist in each of us – in our unique and individual imaginations!
In this project, the short narrative developed as the long and tedious creative process progressed. It was my personal challenge to create a tale using digital composites - images constructed from a variety of individual photographs. The final series depicts a heart-warming, “dream-like” journey where loss, loyalty and unlikely new friendships form, with a splash of magic.
I first conceive the vision for my artwork in my minds’ eye and then I create notes and initial sketches. The content and props are thoroughly planned and considered before any photography commences. All elements within each image are photographed separately. My little models enjoy using their imagination as they work with me to create the look and emotion required to fit with the desired vision and story. I remain flexible with the photographic process until I achieve a visual result that aligns with my original vision, only then am I satisfied. I love revealing the final artwork to the children in the photograph – the look of awe, delight and astonishment all is one expression is such a joy for me to see! The final image shows them that they were really there - in a Daydream! My artwork cannot be ‘forced’ and the result is a vision that must ‘feel’ right within my heart. I believe magic happens when you put a piece of yourself into your work. Seeing comes first, before thoughts or words and I believe what we see reflects who we are - we see our SOUL in the things we love.
“Some journeys take you far from home, when you close your eyes in stillness ...and just Daydream” - Bec
in a daydream