This book is a compilation of photographs taken in Ulladulla on the south coast of NSW between 2007 and 2009.
During my 20 years working as a photographer I have always loved to photograph people.
So I shot beautiful women in stylish clothes for fashion catalogs, Hula dancers in traditional costumes for calendars, wedding couples with flowers in their hair on the beach in Hawai'i, fearless surfers on huge waves and wealthy business people on their world travels.
In Ulladulla I have been shooting images of newborn babies and young families.
The newborns are like tiny dewdrops,the symbol of new beginning,and with each one, we can only imagine the endless possibilities ahead of them.I hope you enjoy this pictorial collection of young locals.
One of the highlights of my work is meeting families from all parts of the community. Like Rachael Martin, who came to my studio with her kids and also her late brother's children. I was very touched to hear their story and consequently invited Rachael to write the foreword to this book.
Himani was born in Europe and has lived and worked as a photographer in Germany, Italy, India, California, Hawaii and Australia. Her passion is photographing "people", as children, hula dancers, surfers, in fashion, at weddings, on holiday and at corporate meetings..... Her Hawaiian Art Photography has been widely published in form of calendars, greeting cards, a children's book and various book covers. Her images were chosen for the cover of the Maui Phonebook for 3 years in a row. For 10 years she has been on assignment for Merrill Lynch, traveling throughout the world photographing corporate events. In 2002 she was commissioned to shoot at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.