Yvonne Todd studied photography at the National College of Photography in Pretoria, South Africa in 2005. On completion of her diploma she followed the path of commercial photographer, working for multiple large publishing companies.
In 2008 Yvonne moved to Brisbane after a life lived in South Africa. It is fair to say that Africa is in her heart and blood. Yvonne has managed to travel back to Africa regularly over the past eight years visiting Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia. Her love for wild animals and the dignity they display drives her to continue her travels to see more beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Upon her arrival in Australia, exploring the country seemed the most natural thing for her to do. Australia is a beautiful land full of contrast and colour. The majority of the work in the Nature’s Abstraction series has been photographed in Australia. Yvonne says that when outdoors, in the natural world, photographing, the act of "seeing photographically" slowly unfolds revealing small treasures in the landscape. She uses macro and mid-range zoom lenses as opposed to a wide angle lens which would be the traditional landscape choice.
In addition to the Nature's Abstraction, Man-Made, Wild World and Wildlife series featured in depth on this website, there is a far greater group of images available for acquisition and licensing from her archive.
Yvonne is an accredited professional member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers).
Yvonne has received numerous awards for her both her landscape and nature images from within Australia and overseas. In addition Yvonne's work has been featured by Feature Shoot in 2016 and she was a finalist at the Head On Photo Festival 2017.Yvonne has had her work exhibited in both Sydney and Brisbane. In February 2018 Yvonne's work will form part of a group black and white exhibition in Georgia, USA.
Today Yvonne captures all of her images using high end digital cameras. This enables her to capture in high resolution and any manipulation of the image can be done at a later stage without any loss of quality. To this end the ‘Nature’s Abstraction’ series has the ability to be enlarged far greater than that of some of the earlier work in the African Wildlife series.
Yvonne print proofs all of her images herself, experimenting with different papers – Canson, Ilford, Hahnemuhle. All final pigment ink prints are printed on archival paper by Image Science in Melbourne. All prints are numbered.
Yvonne is happy to discuss acquiring or exhibiting work from either the Africa, the Abstraction, the Wild World or the Man-Made series.