Growing up, Courtney Blythe was always considered a creative soul. Reconnecting with her love for visual arts on a six-month backpacking trip, taken during a Gap Year, it was in an Internet café in the middle of India that she decided to apply for the RMIT Photo Imaging course with images from her travels. Beginning the two-year course, not knowing a shutter speed from an aperture, Blythe has grown both technically and creatively as a photographer.
Graduating in 2018, she plans to continue exploring the exciting direction image making will lead her. Blythe’s work portrays an at-ease feel, capturing the in-between moments while remaining thoughtfully designed and visualised. She feels drawn to portraiture, landscape, and lifestyle photography that holds a strong focus on social and cultural influence. Her open mind and deep passion leads her to continually explore and develop herself as an image creator.
Runner-up prize: Fujifilm X-A5 & XC 15-45mm lens (RRP $899).