Photography Graduate Spotlight

See a sneak peak at some of our Photography Graduates who will be showcasing at The Raffles Graduate Exhibition 2016. The exhibition will run from the 6th-8th December 2016 at aMBUSH galleryRSVP is essential, click here to RSVP.



Andrew Mai is an emerging photographer whose current focus is the Australian industrial environment and motorsports.

“We often overlook the impact of industrial landscapes, and their close proximity to suburban areas. This series contrasts industrial areas of Port Kembla with surrounding suburban and natural environments. The graphic composition of this series aims to accentuate the incongruity of industrial areas and the unnatural form that threatens both the natural landscape and the well-being of locals.”




Chantelle Kemkemian is a Fashion and Beauty photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Growing up with creative parents, Chantelle discovered an interest in portraiture at an early age. What began as an obsession with illustrating fashion portraits, soon transferred into a career as a make-up artist, through which Chantelle began photographing fashion runway shows with celebrity stylist Donny Galella. Since then, Chantelle has had the opportunity to work alongside respected industry professionals within the fashion industry throughout Sydney.

Influenced by masters in art and photography, Chantelle's work can be described as feminine, refined and classic. Her work is also heavily influenced by her roots in beauty illustration which allows her to create captivating photographs.

"Novus Bellus is a photographic representation of a new, global standard of beauty that is present in today's society. It explores multicultural awareness and appreciation, showcasing models of different ethnicities. Each portrait is a visual celebration of unique ancestral qualities."




Daniel Tran was born in the coastal town of Coffs Harbour, and grew up surrounded by beautiful landscapes along the east coast of Australia. He developed a passion for adventure and photographing nature, moving to Sydney in 2013 and is now in his final year of a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) majoring in Photography at Raffles College.

His major project, Makariri shares a journey through dramatic and moody winter landscapes of New Zealand’s south island. It captures the beauty of cold, harsh and remote environments, incorporating both still and moving image to immerse the viewer in the scene. Makariri will be on show at the upcoming Raffles Graduate Exhibition.

Daniel is constantly seeking to capture amazing light and beautiful landscapes. It is his passion to share with others his experiences of the natural world through the images that he creates. Follow his travels on Instagram.





Clare Hodgins lives in Newcastle and works at Maitland Regional Art Gallery as a graphic designer and photographer. She completed a Graphic Design Diploma at Tafe and studied Graphic Communication at Newcastle University before enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) majoring in Photography at Raffles College.

She regularly participates in group shows around Newcastle including the annual LookSee exhibition by Zookraft, numerous Roost Creative exhibitions, the Makeit Madeit conference and various exhibitions at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Despite being known to embrace a colourful palette to create quirky images and which reflect her imagination and sense of humour. Clare’s latest series of dark and moody photographic images takes a different turn, aiming to evoke a strong emotional response in the audience, and can be seen at our upcoming Graduate Exhibition.

“Project D presents dark and moody images that give metaphorical meaning to dead and decaying objects, delighting the audience with an eerie sense of beauty.”

This body of work is a combination of two projects – Project D by photographer/graphic designer, Clare Hodgins and Perishable Dandelions by musician/writer, Mitchel Pangas. The art installation comprises of photographs, found objects, soundscape and a book intertwining the photographs and short story. Viewers are invited to draw their own connections between the various elements.





Images from Tiffany Williams' major work have just been published on Grunge ‘n’ Art (, her work was described as, "an entirely vivid and especially expressive series of snapshot-like photographs..."

“Where I came from takes the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, focusing on friendship and nature. The series carries out a photographic narrative approach on a fashion editorial and challenges us to remember where we’ve come from.”

Tiffany also created a magazine showcasing her work.






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