Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Ilona Abou-Zolof has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Ilona Abou-Zolof is an Australian based commercial photographer. Ilona photographs, people and family events. In addition, she is also an art photographer. Ilona was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #9. The placement in this competition qualified her photography to be showcased in this feature.
Ilona’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her photography in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Ilona’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
I love photography because it makes me see the world, my environment and people in a very different way. I found myself becoming much more observant and appreciative of everyday things.
I can see beauty in all around me. I would have walked past most before, once I start looking closer I can't stop seeing more and more. When I started off I loved just taking photos of children and animals. I didn't like posed images. I liked them more natural or candid, but I found that if you stick with only two subject matters you will run out of interesting photos very soon.
I went out of my comfort zone and tried other things like landscape, seascape, portraiture, macro, weddings and street photography. Now I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image maker rather than an image taker and a digital artist. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfil my idea. I have as much fun taking the images as I have processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop afterwards. I use the digital tool to convert my photos into digital artwork.
It is amazing what we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is.
These images were taken in a very small bathroom. We filled the bath tab with water and added about 4 litres of milk. It was a great experience and we are very proud with the end result.
I hope my images make you feel light, free and happy. Here is Ilona’s website http://www.zolof.net