FANCY PHOTOS: Photographer Vanessa Eyles, of Eye Spy a Studio, in her Rockhampton studio with her collection of costumes.
FANCY PHOTOS: Photographer Vanessa Eyles, of Eye Spy a Studio, in her Rockhampton studio with her collection of costumes. Sharyn Oneill Rokseye

Eye spy some great shots from 1920s costume photographer

Vanessa Eyles has loved photography since her stepfather gave Vanessa her first camera at only 13.

But it's only recently that the mother-of-two has been able to realise her dream of becoming a professional photographer.

In December Vanessa opened Eye Spy a Studio after her family moved to Rockhampton from Rolleston for her daughters' schooling.

"I had always wanted to do it," she said. "And moving to a bigger town gave me that opportunity."

Vanessa describes herself as a mostly self-taught photographer, despite having done a course in her native country, New Zealand.

 

Anna Eyles. Image taken by Vanessa Eyles - Eye Spy a Studio. Photo Contributed
Anna Eyles. Image taken by Vanessa Eyles - Eye Spy a Studio. Photo Contributed Eye Spy a Studio

But when she decided to open her studio, she wanted to add her own piece of flair and creativity. She specialises in costume photos, particularly from the 1920s and the saloon western era.

 

Although, Vanessa said photographing people in costume wasn't her only passion. "I've just always liked that idea of capturing the moment," Vanessa said.

She also photographs weddings, couples, maternity, newborns, family, formals and portraits, and has a photo booth for parties and weddings.

SNAPSHOT

Address: 37 Denham St, Rockhampton

Facebook: Vanessa Eyles - Photographer "Eye Spy a Studio"

Phone: 0409 843 234



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