Workshop || Q&A with Grace Yu

 

We sat down with Brisbane photographer and graphic designer Grace Yu to ask her some questions before she leads our Photography 101 Workshop.

When: August 11th, 11am -1pm.

Book your tickets here

 

Tells us a little about you:
I was born and raised in a small country town in far north qld called Atherton. There wasn’t  much arts and culture around so I had to self teach myself a lot of things. I then moved to Brisbane for Uni at the Queensland College of Art, where I studied Photography. From there I moved to Toowoomba to work at the University of Southern Queensland as one of their in house photographers for 5 years and now I’m in Brisbane where I’ve just had my 1 year anniversary working for Youfoodz, an international, rapidly growing, fast paced food company.

Talk about your practice:
I generally don’t stick to one particular thing. I really enjoy experimenting with mediums and styles and trying to expand my skillset as much as possible. I love switching from photography to graphic design to calligraphy. Maybe I just get easily distracted?

What is the best part about working in photography:
I find I really enjoy using photography to capture a moment and making it look as amazing as possible. It sounds really simple but… well, you can photograph anything and everything, your subjects are endless. It’s such a versatile medium. 

What do you take inspiration from:
Usually whatever is around me. Instagram, advertising and creative agency works - one of the best things about living in the modern world is the access to practically unlimited inspiration.

Artists that inspire you:

Yayoi Kusama | After seeing her stuff I was obsessed with colour blocking.

Alexis Sinclair | A photographer who creates surreal and fantastical scenes using photo compositions.

Jasmine Dowling | She's a Brisbane typographer with an Instagram feed that's absolutely on point. You can check out that Instagram feed here


Follow Grace Yu on Facebook and Instagram or head over to Grace's website to learn more about her work.