USHI GRANT

Editor at Large Australia

USHI GRANT

Ushi’s passion for photography grew from the moment she received her first camera, a Kodak Instamatic, at the age of 10. From then on she loved photographing and documenting the daily moments of her family and friends.

After graduating college, Ushi found herself working as a staff photographer for a local Melbourne newspaper, although after a few years there, she left work to dedicate time to her growing young family.

Eventually, once her children were older, she found herself back at work…this time working in the travel industry (travel being another passion) specializing in all things South America.

In 2010, Ushi bought her first iPhone, however it wasn’t until she joined Instagram in January 2015 that she realised the creative potential of the mobile phone.

Instagram has helped her reconnect with her passion and creative side.

Ushi’s work is both intuitive and spontaneous and she is continually drawn to the dance of light and shadows.

She loves the freedom of shooting on a mobile device and finds this genre of photography so incredibly liberating.

Ushi is inspired the work of Brassaï, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Ansel Adams, and so many more. She is also inspired by finding the beauty in the everyday moments that could otherwise pass by, unnoticed and feels that photography is important form of emotional communication.

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