more than just a shutterbug.. ria ganis.

Photography is one of my greatest passions, so much so that I did my Bachelor degree in it. Whilst I never really got to pursue it much further (yet!), and what I gained from the degree was mostly the art direction & theory behind visual arts (which is equally as important! :p ) I still spend most of my time online, and.. especially when procrastinating, looking at photography, especially local talent.  One Talent is Ria Ganis, and her work is some of the most amazing fashion photography I’ve ever seen from an emerging artist!
So I just had to interview her and pick her brain on what inspires her, what makes her mind tick, what her favourite colour is…  

Who are your top 3 most inspiring peoples!

Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Coulson and Annie Leibovitz.

How would you describe the Brisbane photography scene?

Slowly evolving.

What’s your favourite hangout in Brisbane?

My Studio

When did you realise you wanted to be a photographer?

I realized I wanted to be a photographer when I was designing jewellery for my own label; I did all the photography for it and loved every minute of the shoot.  At the time I thought my photo’s were fantastic, I cringe at them now but its a great way to see just how far I have grown as a photographer.

Who or what inspires you?

People, Music and Movies.

Your favourite colour?


Last project you worked on?

An editorial titled ‘When the clock strikes 12’, shot on location around Brisbane.

Do you think experience or education matters most?

When it comes to photography, I would say experience matters most.  You can’t teach creativity.

What did you wish you knew before, when you were starting out?

That I need more than just a camera.  There is always a new piece of equipment I want to buy whether it be lights, lenses or a hasselblad.

Your first job you ever had?

My first job I ever had was selling cakes on the side of the road when I was 10. My first photography job was shooting a wedding.


To see more of her work and be a fan, check out her Facebook Page.



  1. Claire Claire says:

    Awesome interview!

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