“There is something so deeply affirming and validating to have these parts of me captured in your photographs. I can see myself more clearly. I have tangible reminders of who I am. Thank you Nic, for your skill in capturing my essence and for the safe space you created for me to express it.” Kate Gillett, artist
“Denmark photographer Nic Duncan is a special breed. She doesn’t follow trends, she sets her own agenda. I’m privileged to call Nic a friend and colleague. Nic’s contributing more than almost all other Aussie photographers in preserving Australia’s visual history. More than anything else Nic’s photography is authentic. In this day, I can think of no higher praise.” Dale Neill, photographer & tutor
Nic Duncan is truly amazing...she has a natural gift and has a way of making everyone feel relaxed, to enable her to capture the perfect memories!! Can't recommend Nic highly enough!
Ang & Silas
Early explorers in the Pilbara mistook the jasper outcrops for marble, and called the new town Marble Bar. The colours in the rocks around Marble Bar Pool are unbelievable, especially if you pour a little water over them to bring out their vibrancy.
Five men walked into a bar - an Aussie, an American, a Canadian a Norwegian, and Spaniard…they told us they were a team of five NASA scientists who are working on the Mars landing next year. We thought we might meet some interesting people in Marble Bar’s famous Iron Clad Hotel, but this was most unexpected!
Pretty much everyone we got to know in Marble Bar, we met in the Iron Clad Hotel, including Tim. Like so many people in this outback town, gold is in Tim’s blood. While Tim uses a metal detector his mother Katie used a yandi. Shallow multi-purpose dishes, yandis were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water and bush tucker, but they could also use them to sort chaff from seeds, and in these parts, to separate gold from dirt.
When we were up in Wyndham I photographed some beautiful gouldian finches. That sparked a passion for bird photography so finding this little bush camp beside a billabong near Marble Bar was a real treat…the birdlife was phenomenal. I spent the late afternoon and early morning, standing as still as possible, observing and occasionally photographing the rainbow bee-eaters, white-plumed honeyeaters and the tiny black-fronted dotterels. It’s a steep learning curve photographing birds - and a big lesson in patience - but I’m loving it!
Driving into town, after a few months on the road, we’d already adjusted to Broome’s relaxed pace of life and were ready to enjoy its laid-back lifestyle and perfect dry season climate - 17-31C, cloudless skies and sunshine.
I found myself barely picking up my camera - too busy living life to photograph it. So, this blog post is more a collection of Broome snap shots. …
…Sobrane was racing around getting ready for her upcoming one-night-only Out of Africa exhibition - moving house and hosting a concert in one week wasn’t enough for this powerhouse of a human being. Between sips of herbal tea we grabbed a few photos before she dashed off to paint a huge mural of zebras. The glorious natural light didn’t go to waste as the Nomadic Cyclists (18 years cycling the world and no sign of slowing down yet), Katya from Slovenia and her partner, Slovakian Mirko were there, along with Francesca from Italy…
If we could give six stars - we would! Nic went above and beyond to make sure we got the photos we wanted, and was both professional and fun in all aspects. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a skilled photographer.
Kelly & Jason