In Bloom: Photographs by artist Alina Gozin’a

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In Bloom: Photographs by artist Alina Gozin’a

Inspired by our collaboration with Bazaar in Bloom and The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, Westfield Bondi Junction collaborated with internationally acclaimed photographer, director & artist Alina Gozin’a to present to the public this stunning photographic artwork lightbox installation, showcasing in high definition and intimate detail some of the most exhilarating shots of floral blooms you may ever see.

“I've shot these flowers the way I shoot notable people, using the same technique and approach, bathing the subject in intricate studio light, capturing the intimate details and the soul of these stunning natural wonders at that moment in time. “ Alina Gozin’a

Visit the In Bloom photographic exhibition on level 4.

About the artist
Alina Gozin’a has spent much of her career capturing the world’s most famous faces as well those in the shadows of society, giving them all a voice through the medium of art. Alina captures the extremes within human society- those bathing in the light of glory and those hidden by the shadows of out society, whilst ensuring that she uses the same photographic treatment no matter who she shoots.

Returning from New York last week, where she shot Kevin Rudd for the cover of Good Weekend Magazine as well as a billboard campaign for a new HBO show, Alina has spent much of her career capturing the world’s most famous faces. This internationally acclaimed photographer, director and artist has won numerous awards and nominations for her photography and film work, including a nomination for the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions for her directorial debut commercial ‘3 Fat Babushkas’. International recognition for her work also culminated with a gold at the London Photographic Association’s 2012 Portraiture competition. Alina was also a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra as well as other numerous photographic competitions such as Head On, Olive Cotton, Sydney Life and Shoot the Chef.

Alina shoots “the human spirit”, a.k.a portraits. She is best known for her uncompromising eye and lighting which evokes cinematic European sentiment in the photography and films she creates. In her commercial work, Alina has photographed television, film, theatre, editorial and advertising campaigns for a long list of major clients such as The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, GQ, Madame Figaro, Vogue Living, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend Magazine, The Australian Magazine, Habitus, Indesign, Monument, Company Director. She has also photographed for major brand names across a variety of arts, advertising and media industries including HBO, STAN, Tribeca Film, Universal Music, Sony Pictures, Sony Music, Warner Bros, MTV, ABC, SBS, Channel 9, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre and Griffin Theatre, Grey (New York), Clemenger BBDO, Ogilvy, Havas, BMF. She has also been commissioned to apply her cinematic eye to capture special architectural projects in both Australia, the USA and The Netherlands.

Through her celebrity portraiture she has captured Oscar winners Alicia Vikander and Emile Sherman, and Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone, Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Josh Charles, Julia Stiles, Michael Shannon, Christina Ricci, Christine Lagarde, Frank Lowy, Kevin Rudd, South Park's legends Trey Parker & Matt Stone among many others.

“I photograph because I can't paint. When I was 15, I came across a portrait of Sartre by Henri-Cartier Bresson and that's how the obsession of photographing humans started.” … just like you, I'm obsessed with so many things, it impossible to narrow it down but if I had to pick, I'd say I definitely can't live without my family and friends, cinema, New York , the sound of French and Italian , Smalls in West Village, theatre, stilettos, BBC radio, Louis Kahn, Nina Simone (nothing better), Rachmaninov (genius), The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac & Eminem (legends) and all other tunes I'm addicted to; then there is Kieslowski, Messerschmidt, Otto Dix, Kundera and Richard Ford, Dostoevsky, The Dick Cavett show, Tarkovsky, Malle, Scorsese and so much more! But above all I can't live without my mum's borsch! Mum Rules! “

Alina’s new body of work THE HARLEM STORIES OF THE HEART has been selected to open as a solo show by the Head On Photo Festival in May 2019. THE LAST SNOW OF NEW YORK, another solo exhibition, is set to open in June 2019.

Alina is represented by Flint Productions & Wentworth Galleries.

To see more work by Alina visit her websites:
www.alinagozina.com
www.doormenofnewyork.com
For enquiries & art work acquisition, please contact:
Emma Chappell on art@alinagozina.com
Tim Berriman - tim@flintsydney.com

Special thanks to all production collaborators for In Bloom photographic exhibition: @PixaluxDesign @wearethefreeagency @flintproductions @sunstudios @alt.vfx @rodina_