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about

Air Bare was created in 2020 when it bought its first drone and took to the skies of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Australia. They are the mother/daughter team of Sarah and Lucy Jenkins, originally both from Perth, Western Australia and more recently Sydney and Melbourne.

 

Lucy is a 2022 architecture graduate from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Bates Smart Medal Graduate Prize for Outstanding Design for her thesis 'Service Disruption'. She recently started a graduate position with world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners in London. Sarah is an artist in the acrylic medium, finding inspiration from everyday life. She is confined to a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy which was diagnosed in 1992. With little strength in her hands and arms, Sarah cannot operate a conventional camera. The drone, however, can be operated using a remote control resting in her lap. Together they taught themselves to fly the drone and edit the images using online tutorials.

Sarah and Lucy share a passion for art, architecture, design, and photography and took the opportunity of briefly living together to apply their creativity.  They draw on each other’s strengths to develop ideas to create and execute interesting perspectives and unique images from above, using drone technology. They are excited to take Air Bare and their ideas to the skies of Australia and beyond to explore further opportunities to add to their portfolio and are thrilled to share their images with you.

Awards/Shortlisted/Honourable Mentions: 

  • 2023 London International Creative Competition; Finalist, Shoot Non-Professional Category (Ball Point)​​

  • 2023 Minimalist Photography Awards; Honourable Mention, Aerial Category (Circle of Life)

  • 2023 Minimalist Photography Awards; Honourable Mention, Aerial Category (Float Tank)

  • 2023 Minimalist Photography Awards; Honourable Mention, Aerial Category (Tomato Salsa Salt Lake)

  • 2022 Australian Photography magazine; Photographer Of The Year: Highly Commended, Single Shot Category (Shopping Cart-astrophe)

  • 2022 Australian Photography magazine; Photographer Of The Year: Highly Commended, Single Shot Category (Roy The Skater Boy)

  • 2022 International Photography Awards: Honourable Mention, Fine Art: Minimal/Minimalism (Non-Professional - Jet Ski Jiggle)

  • 2022 Siena Drone Photo Awards: Shortlisted; People, Abstract & Sport Categories (Shopping Cart-astrophe, Horizontal Highrise, Roy the Skater Boy)

  • 2021 Australian Photography Awards: Shortlisted; Open/Illustrative Category (It's Called Compromise)

  • 2021 Siena Drone Photo Awards: Shortlisted; People Category (It's Called Compromise)

  • 2021 Capture Magazine's Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers: Winner; Single Shot Category (It's Called Compromise)

  • 2021 Boston Drone Film Festival: Winner; Architecture Category (It's Called Compromise)

Publications:

  • Weekend Australian Magazine: Interview - Heart of the Nation; Published 11 November 2023

  • Minimalism in Photography Calendar 2024: teNeues Publishing May 2023

  • Beach Life: teNeues Publishing, April 2023

  • Weekend Australian Magazine: Interview - Heart of the Nation. Published 17 December 2022

  • Capture: The Annual; November 2022 - January 2023

  • Minimalism In Photography: teNeues Publishing, September 2022

  • Port Douglas Magazine: Interview; The Sky's The Limit, Edition 35, June 2022

  • ABC News Online: Interview; Published May 2022 

  • Photographize: [HUNDRED] Best Selected Vol.01 Published December 2020

  • Instagram
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