Kimberley is a Sydney based photographer and film maker. She focuses on collaborating with artists in circus, dance and other movement mediums and creates beautiful images and video in visually dramatic locations. I’ve been following her work for a while now and wanted to find out a bit more about her background and approach, so I shot her a bunch of questions to go with this small selection of her inspiring pics and video:
I studied Film and Television at JMC Academy in Sydney, NSW. During my second year all the students in my course decided to get DSLR cameras to use on their student projects. I also got a DSLR. I found the quality amazingly better for film than the school’s cameras. I would use my camera for filming student projects but also for photographing behind the scenes. I would occasionally make music videos with my peers outside of the course too. It really was the most basic equipment for capturing everything I was doing.
- Einar Kling-Odencrants – Circus Photographer, Teeterboard acrobat and hand balancer
- Norbi Whitney – Circus Photographer, Professional juggler
- Skye Gellmann his art and his progressive circus (huge influence)
- Pina Bausch a Dancer and her movie ‘Pina’ by Wim Wenders
- Grazing the Sky film by Horacio Alcala.
I’m planning on going overseas and meeting up with new circus performers from all over the world developing works with them. I have had some interest, and I am so damn keen and ready to do that.
Also I’m going to be studying producing at NIDA just to have some basic knowledge of how to produce stage shows. I’m not sure at this time if it will help, but the aim would be to produce circus on stage at a fringe festival or anywhere.
Overall and most pivotal I love circus so much it has opened a lot of opportunities for me. It’s so vital to any culture to keep this art going, expand on it, discuss it, make time for it. For the future I want to develop work with people to keep circus on the map.
Video Work –
Here’s a little taste of her video work:
Strong | Acro – Caitlin Cook & Jesse Rowles
Sky Showers – Kenny Cheung
Sink – Skye Gellmann
Filmed at Legs on the Wall
I highly recommend you follow and check out more of Kimberley’s work at these links:
And Her Website
Thank you Kimberley for sharing a bit of your journey with us and for your ongoing beautiful collaborations with other amazing artists. Very Inspiring!
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