Foraging through nature, unpretentious art can be found everywhere. We see the abundance of botanical life, but if we look closer, then closer again, we can find the smaller singular elements that take our perspective from seeing something we can often define on a superficial level as being ‘pretty’, to seeing complex, geometric magnificence and structural grandeur.
We all know nature has the power to heal, not as many know that colour can have a direct conversation with your mind, affect your well-being, modify your feelings, and shift your mood as well as your thoughts. The ability colour has to move energy and emotion is not to be underestimated. Research shows colour can speak very loudly with our subconscious mind, whether we notice or not.
The vast array of colours and messages nature gifts to us each and every minute say so much more than we realise. It’s all just simply there, rich in seemingly simple treasures, speaking to us. Blazingly sharing it’s message hoping some may look a little deeper.
The purpose of my artwork is to beautify your living and/or work space and steal a moment or two from those who walk past your walls, but also to produce thought and feeling. My photographs are designed to serve a purpose. To restore your calmness, to give you the warmth you need, to reinforce your positivity, to set you on a good path, to remind you of all the challenges you have overcome. Some of my photographs are designed to resonate with you on a deeper level, to remind you of how far you have come, to help you see that in order to love yourself, you need to love the experiences that made you who you are. Each photograph is designed to feel like home. Every photograph has a story. Immerse yourself in my photographs, let them inspire, affirm, heal.
Thank you so much for being here.
Karen Ashcroft (A.K.A The Humble Hunter) is an Australian Photographer and Conceptual Artist living in rural Camden, Sydney.
Finding solace in nature, Karen is constantly impressed by natures understated, small but mighty masterpieces. Exploring the profound effects of colour psychology combined with her love of macro photography led to The Humble Hunter being formed in 2020.
Awarded, experienced and published, Karen is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). For the past 17 years she has been sharing her talents with thousands of families through her portrait business, Dragonfly Portraits. Her passion for her visual medium is enduring as an honest method to translate those tangible emotions words often elude.
She is honoured and so very grateful to have the opportunity to share her original photographs with those who welcome the flow of her creative heart.