Catherine Nelson’s background in film and television has seen her create visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, 300, and Australia. Her profession has taken her around the world having lived and worked in Milan, London, Rome, Reykjavik, Bratislava, Brussels and throughout Australia.
In 2008 Nelson returned to her studio and began to dedicate her time to her own art practice. Combining her training as a painter with her expertise in cinematic visual effects, Nelson has created stunning photography which turns the tradition notions of the medium on their head.
Each of Catherine Nelson’s photographs is constructed of hundreds of individual photographs pieced together painstakingly over several months and depicts the artist’s memory of a journey through the landscape. With no single vantage point, the effect is dynamic and fantastical. Sometimes expansive and at other times introspective, Nelson’s works invite the viewer to seek their own journey within the image before them.