HELLO, I’M ALICIA LANSDOWN
I bring ideas to life.
When I was a little girl I loved art. I loved everything from drawing, and crafts to the casual turning Play-Doh from works of art into a brown mess. My nickname in primary school was the ‘paper fairy’.
When I was in high school I got straight A’s for art. I knew I wanted to do something creative. When I left, I studied sign writing and worked as a sign writer in my early 20’s for a few years.
During this time I discovered photography as a passion, so I went on to study it at TAFE. I remember one of my teachers saying that only three people in the whole class would become professional photographers (very inspiring). And I said to myself, ‘that will be me’.
Bored of sign writing, I moved into a web technology business for 5 years, doing technical support and later training management, while photographing events, DJs, and corporate portraits on the side.
That soon turned into a five year gig, but one thing was missing – the skillset to market myself, so I studied marketing and have been working in marketing for the past 10 years alongside being a professional photographer and videographer.
I tell stories.
This is one of my favourite photos that I’ve taken.
This is my Grandad, Ron, Ronald or Ronnie as my Grandma used to yell out from the kitchen when dinner was ready (or when he was in trouble hehe).
He is the funniest and most wise person I know… even through all the loss of his wife, his children and his friends before him does he remain the happiest person I have had the pleasure of knowing.
At 91, he continues to live.
It’s in my blood
Creativity is in my blood, in fact it’s in my bloodline. My great Grandmother was an award winning artist whose focus was predominately acrylic portraiture painting, and her daughter (Ronnie’s sister), an illustrator who drew advertisements for David Jones in the 1940’s and 50’s.