I. W. H. K.


Ilsa W. H. Kidd, photographer

Winner Australian Photography Awards 2019 (film/analogue)
’Editors’ Pick’ Life Framer Photography Awards 2019
Finalist/Highly Commended (documentary) Australian Photography Awards 2019
Finalist/Honourable Mention (film/analogue) Australian Photography Awards 2019
Finalist/Honourable Mention (portrait) Australian Photography Awards 2019

Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd is an Australian photographic artist, focusing her work - whether it's people based or brand creative - on staying true to how her eye sees the world. Influenced by her father, she observed from a young age analogue photographic work and creative direction, from concept to processing film in the dark room at home. Inspired by art and fascinated by people, natural beauty and the power held in the insignificant and imperfect, she aims to document feelings felt in fleeting moments, even inanimate objects - highlighting the crushing truth that nothing lasts forever.

Ilsa’s work has been published globally in various print and online publications, and with international interviews and a small print run of most of her works (hanging pretty across the seas), she hopes others will see value in the personal, mundane, and honest expression conveyed in her photography. 

Ilsa is a mother of two, a driving force behind a lot of her work. She organically creates her works around caring for and adventuring with her young. She focuses her portrait sessions around the motherhood tale; setting her eye to each individual and the relationship with their child/ren. For more information, visit her Motherhood Portraits page of this site. 

She also takes bookings for all other portraiture, birth events, profiles/headshots, small and large events (such as bespoke parties and galleries, as well as a select handful of weddings that resonate truly with her photographic style), and creative projects. Please explore this site for information, or get in contact. 

Ilsa works regularly with artists, brands and labels creating visual content and stories around their pieces and collections/campaigns, or new work. Check back soon for a preview of these, and for her personal photographic art series to be showcased (coming soon!), as well as any news on upcoming exhibitions and new collaborations.

For any more information on limited prints, to order a print, or to enquire about any works of hers not currently on the site that may be able to be printed- please get in touch. Likewise to arrange any photographic booking, commissioned work or collaborations.

Based Melbourne, Australia. Available for work worldwide. 

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