Award-winning and published photographer Sian Pearce Gordon began her creative career as a professional musician, & has always had the desire to create, & use it to try & make a difference to people's lives.
Her faith, & training as an assistant minister fuels her passion for truth, justice & adding positivity to peoples' lives. Her art is driven & represents her deep-seated desire to try & improve people's perceptions of themselves & those around them.
'The eye should learn to listen before it looks'
"After you've achieved your lifetime goal of performing in Sydney Opera House, you begin to ask yourself 'Where do I go from here? I've achieved all I set out to do within the music world but I still have much more to give creatively. The years of experience I gained artistically through music translates so well into photography - the attention to detail, discipline of practise, the professional approach to the project in hand, trusting your emotions & artistic flair, all culminate in me feeling as if I'm now making music with my camera. However, I have to say, that I much prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it"!
"Sian is my favourite photographer. Not only is she a mistress at the art of focus pocus, but she is also discreet, polite, charming and never intrudes. The candid snaps she took of my pals at my birthday party captured all their many and various personalities with succinct psychological insight and huge artistic panache. Plus, she's just a lovely, warm and wondrous person."
I had the pleasure of hiring Sian to photograph several concerts as part of this year's Cowbridge Music Festival. Our festival is made up of classical, jazz and folk events, some of which take place in very intimate spaces, which do not lend themselves easily to photography. Sian however managed to find a way to tackle the difficulties and managed to discreetly take some incredible photos. Being a musician herself she understands perfectly the protocol required in photographing musical events. Not only did Sian provide photos of a high artistic level but she became an important part of our team, interacting with our audiences and being a source of constant enthusiasm. We look forward to working with Sian again soon and highly recommend her as a concert photographer.
Mary Elliott Rose