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When I think of my photographic style and philosophy, these three words resonate with me the most.

 

Hi, I’m Susan and thanks for dropping by…

My fascination with photography started when I was a child. Yep that’s me aged seven, wearing my favourite shirt and super excited to to have my very first camera. susan papazian when she was young with a camera

From childhood, I tended to look at life through a frame. It first started during our summer holidays, with a fully loaded  XY Ford Falcon station wagon, packed with our luggage and an Esky filled with cheese and mortadella sandwiches. Dad, Mum and my two older sisters, leaving in the early hours of the morning, excited for the long trip head from Melbourne to Sydney.

 It was on these journeys I started looking at life through a window frame as I sat with my head against the car window looking out. I was mesmerised by the blur of the trees zooming past. I fell in love with the green fields dotted with sheep and I would watch people coming in and out of shops, wondering where they were heading to next.

I am drawn to photographing people the most.  My ability to connect with people through visual storytelling is a huge part of my work, and my greatest strength as a photographer. I love to show people’s strength, beauty and courage through my images.

I also believe deeply in community and collaboration, and my work has opened doors to support women in the criminal justice system, women in domestic abuse and supporting women globally in their endeavours to create sustainable and profitable businesses.

I look forward to collaborating with you.

Susan x

 

 

What her clients say…
  • Dr. Clare Wright

    Award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator

    “I have done many photo shoots, but none has been more off-the-wall fun and enjoyable than working with Susan. Somehow all the silliness paid off with portraits that are truthful, relaxed and – oddly – serious. There is an authenticity about the way Susan pursues her craft that manifests in the shots achieved: bold, honest, beautiful. I am delighted to have one of Susan’s portraits on the back of my most recent book. It invites the reader in.

  • Antoinette Halloran

    Principal Soprano Opera Australia

    The fun day of shooting I spent with Susan culminated in the perfect head shot for me. Susan filled the brief…and then some! I love all the different looks she achieved.

  • Carla Coulson

    Photographer, Publisher and Creative Coach

    Susan  has an incredible sensitivity as a person and photographer and it is her beautiful nature that makes you feel so comfortable being photographed by her. I am timid in front of the camera although I too am a photographer but Susan knew how to bring the best out in me and show my true personality. I adored working with Susan and love the Personal Branding images she created for my website and use in the media. Her images tell a story and this is a true gift as a photographer. I would highly recommend Susan in fact I would say jump at the chance if you have the opportunity.”

My mum would be proud…
  • 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Semi-Finalist
  • Solo Photographic Exhibition, Sydney – Calle Havana (Cuban Street Life)
  • National Geographic Channel Travel Scholarship, shortlisted

Head On Photo Awards Finalist

susan papazian best corporate headshot photographer

[INTUITIVE – TRUTHFUL – BOLD]

When I think of my photographic style and philosophy, these three words resonate with me the most.

 

Hi, I’m Susan and thanks for dropping by…

My fascination with photography started when I was a child. Yep that’s me aged seven, wearing my favourite shirt and super excited to have my very first camera.

susan papazian with her camera when she was young

From childhood, I tended to look at life through a frame. It first started during our summer holidays, with a fully loaded  XY Ford Falcon station wagon, packed with our luggage and an Esky filled with cheese and mortadella sandwiches. My Mum, Dad and my two older sisters, would leave in the early hours of the morning, excited for the long trip ahead from Melbourne to Sydney.

 It was on these journeys I started looking at life through a window frame as I sat with my head against the car window looking out. I was mesmerised by the blur of the trees zooming past. I fell in love with the green fields dotted with sheep and I would watch people coming in and out of shops, wondering where they were heading to next.

I am drawn to photographing people the most.  My ability to connect with people through visual storytelling is a huge part of my work, and my greatest strength as a photographer. I love to show people’s strength, beauty and courage through my images.

I also believe deeply in community and collaboration, and my work has opened doors to support women in the criminal justice system, women in domestic abuse and supporting women globally in their endeavours to create sustainable and profitable businesses.

I look forward to collaborating with you.

Susan x

 

 

What her clients say…
  • Dr. Clare Wright

    Award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator

    “I have done many photo shoots, but none has been more off-the-wall fun and enjoyable than working with Susan. Somehow all the silliness paid off with portraits that are truthful, relaxed and – oddly – serious. There is an authenticity about the way Susan pursues her craft that manifests in the shots achieved: bold, honest, beautiful. I am delighted to have one of Susan’s portraits on the back of my most recent book. It invites the reader in.

  • Antoinette Halloran

    Principal Soprano Opera Australia

    The fun day of shooting I spent with Susan culminated in the perfect head shot for me. Susan filled the brief…and then some! I love all the different looks she achieved.

  • Carla Coulson

    Photographer, Publisher and Creative Coach

    Susan  has an incredible sensitivity as a person and photographer and it is her beautiful nature that makes you feel so comfortable being photographed by her. I am timid in front of the camera although I too am a photographer but Susan knew how to bring the best out in me and show my true personality. I adored working with Susan and love the Personal Branding images she created for my website and use in the media. Her images tell a story and this is a true gift as a photographer. I would highly recommend Susan in fact I would say jump at the chance if you have the opportunity.”

My mum would be proud…
  • 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Semi-Finalist
  • Solo Photographic Exhibition, Sydney – Calle Havana (Cuban Street Life)
  • National Geographic Channel Travel Scholarship, shortlisted

Head On Photo Awards Finalist