Ona Janzen is an award winning creative portrait photographer based in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Providing commissioned portraits Australia wide.
Her aim is to create beautiful, poignant images. She is influenced by a desire to pause and still her subjects, to capture fleeting moments, seemingly between states. When one is most present, most conscious...and hold this space.
Portraits take place either in studio or on agreed location.
Museum grade prints are all made at professional print labs to ensure archival quality.
When photographing children & teenagers I get best results when working with them alone. I create a gentle space where there is little to distract & no reason to dwell in a state of self conscious. This is easier to achieve when they don't feel they're being watched, or feel concerned with whether they are doing ok. There's less resistance & we can settle into a good communication & rhythm, quickly.
Of course parents can remain close at hand...out of sight and out of ear shot is preferred, though inconspicuous spying is ok!