I’m Hayley Roberts, an award winning fine art photographer and the Founder of Creative Photo Folk.
As an introvert I decided early on that I wouldn’t follow the path of traditional photographers. I didn’t want to shoot weddings, family portraits or commercial work. I just wanted to shoot the things I enjoy because I knew I’d fall out of love with photography real quick if I wasn't having fun.
So I capture the scenes people miss when they’re asleep, show the beauty in the things we overlook every day, photograph people in creative ways, use objects to tell stories, and express myself thematically through art. That’s the stuff I live for.
I teach creative photography because photography should be about having a good time. And while people will tell you there’s no money in it I’ve sold enough prints, calendars, stock images, products and themed shoots to prove otherwise.
Creative Photo Folk shows you not only how to do photography, but how to LOVE doing photography. And that drives everything we do. We make photography exciting, inspirational and fun.
So if you photograph for passion and have little desire to sacrifice your vision, then Creative Photo Folk is the community for you. But if you hope to move into the commercial realm, we’ll still give you loads of creative ideas and techniques to use in any field. But we don’t teach you how to shoot weddings, family portraits or commercial work. We leave that to the other guys.
Feb 2022 Absurd – Art Lovers Australia Gallery
Jan 2022 Outer Space, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art
Oct 2021 Photography Awards - Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Sep 2021 Come as you are, Brisbane Institute of Art
Sep 2021 Clayton Utz Art Awards 2021
Dec 2020 FIRST LIGHT – Queensland Centre for Photography
Oct 2020 Out from the Mist, Queensland Government building
Apr 2019 Black Dog, Blue Butterflies - Art from the Margins
Aug 2018 Black Dog, Blue Butterflies - Pine Rivers Gallery
Apr 2018 Art Lovers Australia Prize - Left Bank Gallery
Jun 2017 Weaving Illusions - Left Bank Gallery
May 2017 Snap - Aspire Gallery
Feb 2017 Petite Pieces - Aspire Gallery
Oct 2016 Myself Prize 2016 - Jugglers Art Space
Oct 2016 Clayton Utz Art Awards 2016
Sep 2016 Bowness Photographic Prize - Monash Gallery of Art
Sep 2016 Heritage Bank Photographic Awards - Artsworx
Aug 2016 Brisbane Art Prize - Judith Wright Centre
May 2016 MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize
May 2016 Milburn Art Prize - Brisbane Institute of Art
Mar 2016 Exposing Illusions - Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Stanthorpe Photography Awards 2021, Finalist
Motif Collective March 2021, Finalist
Australian Photographer of the Year 2020, Highly Commended
Out from the Mist 2020, Finalist
Queensland Regional Art Awards 2018, People’s Choice winner
Teds March 2018 Photo Competition, First Prize
Art Lovers Australia Prize, 2018, Finalist
Petite Pieces, 2016, Finalist
Myself Prize 2016, Finalist
Clayton Utz Art Awards 2016, Finalist
Heritage Bank Photographic Awards 2016, Second Prize
Royal Queensland Show 2016, First Prize
Brisbane Art Prize 2016, Finalist
William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2016, Finalist
MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize 2016, Finalist
Milburn Art Prize 2016, Finalist
Contemporary Art Awards Australia 2015, Finalist