Stephanie Rooney was struck with inspiration for her latest photographic series while traveling in Lagos, Portugal. The Geelong-based photographer was eating breakfast in a cobbled laneway (sounds idyllic!) watching the coloured shop fronts and local community members gather for their morning coffees.
Stephanie was drawn to the bright and ‘almost cartoon like’ architecture, where the homes conveyed a sense of joy and personality. As an ‘on the rise’ tourist destination, the homes have not yet been turned into short-stay accommodation, which makes Lagos an especially charming town to visit. Sophie highlights ‘all the homes in this series are residential, just out of the frame were washing lines, garbage bins and parked motor bikes.’
For someone who usually works with subdued tones and neutrals, the vibrancy of this collection is outside of Sophie’s comfort zone, but she has relished the chance to work within a brighter palette whilst exploring the architectural language of Lagos. ‘I find this collection really invigorating.’ she says.
You can purchase prints online at Sophie’s online store, of visit the KO Creative Studio in Geelong.
The KO Creative Studio
December 1 – 20
1/14 Lambert Avenue