Innerspace recently caught up with photographer Jody D'Arcy.
A commercial photographer, Jody enjoys working together with creatives of all descriptions, documenting their work and making beautiful imagery working together with a shared vision and energy.
A deep passion for design has resulted in wonderful collaborations with many well known and much loved Interior Designers and Stylists.
Clients include Gourmet Traveller, Home Beautiful, House & Garden, Inside Out, Atlas Pearls, Aspects of Kings Park, Channel 7, many Architects, Interior Designers and Builders.
Jody's most recent work is 'Quintessential Rottnest' - a series of photographs taken of WA's beloved holiday island.
Taken from the air 'Quintessential Rottnest' shows a unique perspective of the geography and arid beauty of this unchanged island enjoyed by holiday makers for many generations.
How did you get into Photography and why?
Once I was up and mobile I started my Diploma in Applied Science in Photography.
What are you seeking to portray in your work?
I’m always looking for the beauty and light in everything, capturing it to hold on to that moment like something precious. I truly believe photographs are precious because they capture and keep a moment and make it a memory.
I enjoy making memories for my those who are in my portraits and in my interiors work it’s important for everything to be in just the right place, so this takes plenty of tweaking and patience.
I just love and adore Rottnest. It’s such a paradise for lovers of all things ocean, swimming, diving, boating, beaching! Not a lot of people get the opportunity to see it from the air and it’s just mind blowing how stunning it is, the colours are just incredible.
I think you must absolutely love it, capturing moments in time, spaces, places and people. If you love it and know your way around a camera, you can’t stop till you know you’ve got it, you just can’t! It is an inner passion, mixed with curiosity and a constant wish and goal to take the perfect shot.
When you're not creating photography, how do you like to spend your time?
Well if I don’t have some sort of camera on me I usually wish I did. Spare time is spent with the family, I have a son and a daughter, they keep me on my toes! I love the outdoors, the beach and I’m fortunate to have a lovely circle of friends who I love spending time with.