“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
As we strolled into the iconic outback hotel, Steve was telling me that the last time he was there was 30 years ago. He was playing pool when there was suddenly an almighty crash behind him - he turned round to see a donkey in the bar. With perfect timing, just as he finished his story, Bella appeared behind the bar…she’s a five year old great dane cross with excellent hospitality skills.
Apart from overnight bush camps on the final couple of nights of our road trip, we spent the last few days of it with our great mates, Tuck and Jenny. They’re gold prospectors with a lease in the Goldfields. Simple living at its finest…
Most of the characters I’ve photographed along the way have been discovered after we’ve arrived somewhere. Lazy Les was someone we’d heard about over the years and we had our fingers crossed that he’d be around when we visited gold prospecting friends of ours near Leonora.
In 2003, to mark the Perth International Arts Festival’s 50th anniversary, renowned artist Antony Gormley created 51 sculptures which were installed on Lake Ballard. I’d read a lot about it at the time and dreamt of seeing them for myself, but an hour or two north of Kalgoorlie, Lake Ballard isn’t really on the way to anywhere else…you really have to make an effort to get there.
I finally got to Lake Ballard in 2010 and walking out onto the salt lake, I had that feeling that I was meeting people for the first time that I’d heard so much about from a mutual friend.
If you’ve been to Cue in Western Australia’s Goldfields you’ll have spotted this quirky, some say spooky-looking, building. It’s ironic that it’s one of the few old building in town that’s not made of stone because from the late 1800s until 1979 it was the town’s masonic hall. Now owned by the National Trust it’s begging for some love and attention. We were lucky enough to get shown around inside when we were there recently.
Just a couple of kilometres from Cue we started spotting life-size metal cutouts of blue sheep, and red dogs on kayaks. A little further down the road we saw Eric, sporting a crazy hat and obviously trying to get some phone reception, as he paced around his quad bike complete with Aussie flag, proudly fluttering in the wind. I’d barely started asking the question, and Steve was already slowing down to do a U-turn!
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