Meet The Maker - A New Perspective
“Reimagining the appearance of familiar places.”
Who are we ?
Through Our Lens, a landscape photography duo based in Sydney, Australia. These aren't your average travel snaps, though - they're carefully crafted vistas that can transform any wall of your house into an eye-catching feature. Their original photographic print collections feature the finest of Australian coastal areas and other sought-after travel destinations.
The couple behind the lens are Edgar Pudans and Norah Nguyen, two 21st-century voyagers who met back in 2014 during their first year of university. With their diverse backgrounds in business, design and architecture along with complementary skillsets, their partnership both personal and professional was a natural development.
Our Creative Process
For landscape photographers, a certain level of planning will always be a necessity. Being at the mercy of natural light and other elements like wind and cloud cover, it can be tricky to ensure you’re in the right spot at the right time to capture that perfect shot. But thanks to modern technology, Edgar and Norah don’t have to leave things up to chance. “We use advanced applications like Sky Candy, designed to demonstrate the direction of sunlight during an allocated time of day,” Edgar explains. “Based on the location of the shoot, this will help us determine the time in which the shoot will take place.”
After photos are taken, the pair comb through for the best selections, which are adjusted and enhanced through the post-production process. This sometimes can mean that only 1 in 500 photos will make the final cut and get on their site. "Sometimes we happen to visit a given location 2-4 times before getting a capture we are happy with" says Edgar. Then the final images are printed and framed, ready for display at weekly markets like the Paddington and Olive Tree Market and many other annual markets.
The pair’s passion for the ocean is on clear display in their work. But what else inspires them? “A big part of our inspiration comes from the work of other well-known photographers and content creators Instagram,” Edgar says.
“It always excites us to see photographers who push boundaries and use their creativity to reinvent the appearance of familiar places and give it a new perspective.”
So what’s coming up in future for Through Our Lens? While the pair mainly operate around the iconic coastlines of NSW at the moment, they’re looking forward to expanding their reach to other Australian states. But no matter where they end up, they will certainly have their camera by their side ready to make a new addition to their artwork collection.
Original Article From - Intouch Magazine Article (pp. 38)