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Image credit (L to R): Natalie Grono, Milk and Honey Photography (Anni Payne and Matthew Duchesne)

We are pleased to announce the guest speakers at our next Spotlight session! On Wednesday 13 October (Sydney time) we welcome a diverse range of incredible photographers, including Natalie Grono, Anni Payne and Matthew Duchesne. Get an insight on how Natalie Grono captures her family, or learn how Anni Payne and Matthew Duchesne work together creating studio portraits for families across Sydney.

Read more about the photographers presenting the session below!

Head On Spotlight sessions are free for Head On members.




Anni Payne and Matthew Duchesne

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Photographers Anni Payne and Matthew Duchesne have been running their Sydney based studio Milk & Honey Photography for the past 25 years and have had to adapt to keep up with their changing lives. Their work has evolved as a journey, which at its heart reveals the story of Anni and Matthew’s growing family.

Their personal experiences allow them to relate to their clients when capturing weddings to photographing children of all ages.

Their business has supported their love of photography and allowed them to pivot, more recently to run children’s photography courses during Covid.


Natalie Grono

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Australian Natalie Grono is an award-winning photographer, artist and mother who moved to NSW’s coast to raise her children. With a Walkley award for excellence in photojournalism under her belt, she cites Mary Ellen Mark, Sebastiao Salgado and Henri Cartier-Bresson as influences, examining everyday life through her work. She captures moments at her local women’s surf club and celebrates the large and small milestones of her children’s lives.

Her work is ever-evolving, exploring notions of sacredness and vulnerability in the rituals of childhood and womanhood.



Portrait price winner in 2009 and semi-finalist at Head On Photo Awards in 2019. Matthew Duchesne returns for our 2021 Awards as a semi-finalist.

Natalie Grono exhibited with Head On Photo Festival in 2020. The exhibition 2020 Vision takes a poignant look back at those shared struggles, the collective resilience and the complex recovery process experienced by Australian communities in NSW. 

See more of Natalie’s exhibitions here.


For this Spotlight session, these incredible and dexterous photographers share with us the secrets of their continued evolution and success photographing families and children and demonstrate how they build resilience into their businesses.




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AddOn submissions open

AddOn is an ideal entry point for photographers to become involved in this year’s Head On Photo Festival.

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