I'm Helen Kleores
I thought that this might be a good time to let you know a litte about myself. I have written a short story about who I am and what I do. I also invite you to email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share anything with me too. Ok, here goes....
My home is ALWAYS full of indoor plants and fresh flowerS.
They bring happiness into my home and make me feel connected.
"One of the things I love to do at home on a sunny day is to have all the windows open and tend to my indoor plants and flowers."
My home is my studio, it’s where I do most of my photography and card design. There is a lovely light that filters in from the north facing windows and it fills my home with a brilliance. It brings out the detail in my plant subjects too. They love it!
I love hot climates. Summer is when I am mostly inspired by everything really but mostly the bright light, the sunshine, long days, the sea and plant life. I’m equally at home on the Mornington Peninsula amongst the tea trees, on holiday in the tropics amongst all the wonderful palms or in the backyard barefoot on the grass, sitting under a tree smelling freshly cut grass.
My parents have a lemon tree in the centre of their backyard and one of my favourite things to do in the summer time is to lie under it and look up at the leaves against the blue sky.
I CONSTANTLY have fresh flowers IN MY home.
I have a large collection of plants in vases, all sizes! They line the dining room table, are clustered on bench tops or are just sitting pretty making a statement on their own. And I move them around quite frequently. That way I get to see how they look in a different light and position.
I started to bring my three loves together a couple of years ago, a collaboration that happened quite naturally and seamlessly, really.
I started my card collection last year and it is growing. I NOW supply ALL OVER Australia.
It’s such a pleasure following the process from plant to card. I have started to do prints as well, which is very exciting. Photography for me is about capturing the moments and the form, shape and beauty of plants.
Holidays snaps are a lot of fun, and it’s where my love of photography began really. One of my most interesting trips was to India. Incredibly intoxicating in all its colour, it’s where my ideas on the subject matter changed I think. I was so captivated by all the colour and luscious plant life.
I’m always preparing for my next photo shoot!
I find beauty in plants that have begun to dry out. in particular, anything native Australian, like banksias.
They fade out and take on a new form which is really great to photograph, quite dramatic and eye catching.
My work is about my surroundings, mostly my plants at home. I find inspiration from my immediate environment and neighbourhood gardens. On my walks, my eyes are always darting about for something interesting to take back home to my ‘studio’".
So that's me.
Now, how about you?
Please email me if you would like to discuss or ask me anything about my work.
Thank You. Helen
HELEN KLEORES SHOP
PRESTON, Victoria, Australia, 3072
ABN 75 967 661 711
0417 327 900