While known for her skill in capturing interiors and architecture, Melbourne based interior photographer Stephanie Rooney has just released a collection of limited edition travel photography prints. Launched under the brand Moona + Co. the series includes beautiful images of the Turkish desert, the Greek Islands, urban Japan and the Australian coastline.
“When I’m travelling I tend to seek out quieter landscapes. I try to avoid crowds and find a high vantage point. I love capturing the illusion that people have just left a scene,” says Stephanie who is enamoured with Turkey’s Cappadocia where she took photos from one of the famous hot air balloons that have become a hallmark of the region.
“Turkey was an amazing country, the landscapes of the desert are mind blowing. The Cappadocia series was captured from a hot air balloon on my digital Canon camera and photographing from up there was so much fun! Nothing compares. I was captivated by the layers of archeological history of the area. You can see in the photographs the cave homes and rock cut buildings as well as the geologically formed fairy chimneys,” says Stephanie.
Another trip involved a week sailing through the Greek Islands (specifically Eos, Amorgos and Santorini) which gave Stephanie another opportunity to capture some magical shots. “The colours there were spectacular. The contrast of the red cliffs against the turquoise sea, and the famous white and blue painted buildings of Santorini were a photographer’s dream,” says Stephanie though she admits the crowds often made the task a little challenging.
Stephanie’s prints are sold unframed with the option of a white border and they are printed on high-grade Fuji lustre paper which is safe to transport rolled. “At this stage framed options are available to Melbourne, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula customers, with prices available upon request,” says Stephanie who has certainly been bitten by the travel bug. “Keep an eye out for the next series after I visit Portugal in July!”
Photography: Stephanie Rooney | Styling: Janneke Coyle | Location: Seville Estate Yarra Valley