I. W. H. K.

Ilsa W. H. Kidd, photographer

Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd is an award-winning 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 art direction, from concept creation to processing film in the dark room at home. Her past is one painted with artistic expression and exploration, following paths in film-making, direction and writing, theatre and publishing. Ilsa has also shared her experience and knowledge in these areas as an educator and looks forward to hosting photography workshops in the future. Always 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 stories held within 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 limited print runs 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 much of her portrait work around the motherhood tale; setting her eye to each individual and the relationship with their child/ren. For more information on these sessions, visit her Motherhood Portraits page of this site, and Portraiture page for all other portraits. 

She also takes bookings for birth (documentary) photography, profiles/headshots, small and large events (such as bespoke parties and gallery spaces, as well as a select handful of weddings that resonate truly with her photographic style).

Ilsa works regularly with artists, brands and labels creating visual content and stories around their pieces and collections/campaigns, or new work. Please explore this site for information, or get in contact if interested in fashion, art, commissions and collaboration shoots. 

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. 

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

Australian Photography Awards 2019, Sun Studios Melbourne.
Electric Collective Bushfire Relief Showing 2020, Nique Sydney, Nique Melbourne. 
Solo exhibition - 2020, information and gallery to be released soon. 
Cluster Photography & Print (first edition- invitation only) - 2020, Ugly Duck’s Warehouse London Bridge, London UK. 

(Commission) Clients~
Worn Store SS20 - fashion art story and short film
Rebecca Koster Jewellery - campaign ‘20
Scarlet Jones Melbourne - store campaign 2020
Dazed But Amazed
Tess Guinery - ‘The Apricot Memoirs’ and ‘The Moonflower Monologues’ - books’ series
Hara The Label - still life fashion art series
Wellington Factory - campaign womenswear FW19 / childrenswear collections
Dasa Ceramics x Rebecca Koster Jewellery - still life art series
Bask Capsule - campaign 2018
Alexa De La Cruz Studio
Vermeer Studio
Juliet Allen
Ali Barter music
Tim Ross - ‘Man About The House’ event photography
Auor x Bien
Yukari Botanicals x Bask Capsule - maker’s and creator’s series
Rachel Kara x Bask Capsule - maker’s and creator’s series
Worn Store for Anyonegirl
The Bee and The Fox
Self Practice - art story collaboration 
Various Friends
Sumu Studios for Anyonegirl
Akazi Studios x Nikita Rojas Johnson - journal story 
Arq - fashion art story 
NuÑez - campaign art 
Boheme Goods
Tourism Noosa - travel / promotional photography
Little Seed Theatre Company 
Horizon Art Festival official photographer 2018
Anywhere Theatre Festival official photographer 2017

Publications/published editorials~
JANE by the Grey Attic - Issue 7 (March 2020)
Russh magazine issue 88 (June/July 2019)
Mother Muse magazine Vol. 10, 2019
Mother Muse magazine Vol. 7, 2018
Mother Muse magazine Vol. 6, 2018
Mother Muse magazine Vol. 5, 2017
Bazaar (AU) - Ali Barter
Tourism Noosa - published compendium 
Various newspapers and independent press

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