Natalie McComas is a freelance lifestyle, editorial, commercial & documentary photographer based out of the Gold Coast. She is always on the road, travelling near and far, freelancing to national and international clients and publications.
McComas was awarded funding by VSCO's Artist Initiative in 2015 to undertake her documentary project, In This Skin and travel around the world to share the stories of 23 people living this life with a prominent birthmark. (The stories from this project can be found here &, an edited version, here).
Bachelor in Photography (2003) with First Class Hons. in Social Documentary Photography (2005). Queensland College of Art / Griffith University. Brisbane
Monocle, Condé Nast, Domino, Airbnb, Hardie Grant, Adobe, VSCO, Frankie, Virgin Australia, Girl Gaze, Getty Images, Dove, FT Weekend, Peppermint Magazine, Jetstar, Green Magazine, Etsy.
2019 - Selected as a VSCO x Adobe Stock Premium contributor
2019 - Photographer for Project #ShowUs #2 with Girlgaze, Getty Images & Dove
2019 - Selected to be a Girlgaze Ambassador
2018 - Photographer for Project #ShowUs with Girlgaze, Getty Images & Dove
2017 - Photography Judge for Frankie Magazine's Good Stuff Awards
2016 - #GIRLGAZE a frame of mind, Group exhibition & book. Annenberg Space for Photography, LA
2016 - In This Skin exhibition with Head On Photography Festival, Zigi's Art, Wine & Cheese Bar, Sydney
2016 - Shortlisted in Head On Photography Portrait Prize with portrait of 'Enler'
2015 - VSCO group exhibit, Photoville Festival, New York
2014 - 2016 - VSCO Artist Initiative Grant - Awarded funding for documnetary project In This Skin
2014 - Cactus Wonderland, Solo exhibition at Saint Cloche, Sydney
2011 - Mentored students at Bangalow Primary school during their involvement in the INSIDE OUT international portrait project
2009 - 2011 Visited over 30 QLD & NSW primary schools holding one day photography workshops on behalf of the Moran Arts Foundation and their national program.
2009 - Finalist Moran Photographic Prize with ‘Sarah giving Misty a bath’ from the series Tails of the City.
2008 - 2009 - Completed a documentary commission Tails of the City for the Museum of Sydney on behalf of the Historic Houses Trust.
2006 - Finalist Qantas SOYA (Spirit of Youth Awards) with the series Birthday Wishes & Tina & Paula.
2006 - Finalist Leica CCP/ Documentary Award with the series Birthday Wishes.
2005 - Finalist Thiess Art Prize Exhibition with ‘Five-year old Ryan’s superhero party’ from the series Birthday Wishes.
2006 - Birthday Wishes Starter Space Exhibition, Watermall Café QLD Art Gallery.
2006 - Held & designed 2 x children's art workshops, QLD Art Gallery
2005 - Tutor in Photography, Griffith University
2005 - First Class BA(Hons) in Social Documentary Photography, QLD College of Art, Griffith University.
2004 - Queensland Arts Council Photographer For a Year Scholarship
2003 - Finalist International Energex Contemporary Art Prize - The Family with ‘Chloe and Courtney’s bedtime’ from the series Paula.
2000 - 2003 BA Photography, Griffith University 2000 – 2003
All Images © Natalie McComas 2020 and may not be reproduced without prior permission.