Carolyn West is a Geelong based photographer and public relations consultant.

Since photographing her first fashion week at the age of 17, Carolyn has since snapped collections by Alex Perry, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dion Lee and Romance Was Born. Carolyn had her first solo exhibition titled Deluded Youth on Hardware Lane, Melbourne in 2012 and went on to interview and photograph American writer, magazine editor, singer and actress Tavi Gevinson in 2013.

After a brief stint studying Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, Carolyn went on to complete a Bachelor's degree in Media Communication and Public Relations at Deakin University. Carolyn's photographic background has allowed her to explore communication from both a written and visual media perspective. Her work unifies artistic practices with commercial outcomes to create a truly unique product for her clients.

Art can be difficult to understand, and even more challenging to capture. To distil something and capture all the intricacies in a 2D medium is no easy feat, yet, Carolyn somehow manages to do this, supporting the art she is photographing by revealing something we, the audience, may easily have missed. Her attention to detail and striking emotion within her shots makes her work a pleasure to reflect on. 

Like all good workaholics, Carolyn thrives off a strong cup of coffee and enjoys travelling, blogging, creating content and eating good food with great people. 

Selected Clients

  • The Greens Victoria
  • Deakin University
  • Newman College (University of Melbourne)
  • Pivot Summit
  • The Urban List
  • Style Melbourne
  • EMC Group

Press

  • The Age (2015)
  • Ezcapades on SYN (2016)
  • The Weekly Review (2016, 2015 & 2014)
  • GT Magazine (2013 & 2014)
  • The Geelong Advertiser (2014)
  • Spook Magazine (2012)
 

Carolyn is available year-round for national and international commissions, collaborations and creative adventures. She's currently hiking her way around Hawaii during the day and working by night. 

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