Art has always been a huge part of Susan's life. Combining her passions for art and photography, Susan produces delicate original hand-coloured photographs.
Subverting the viewer’s expectations through her exploration of unusual perspectives is a common theme in Susan Badcock’s work. Her signature style is prevalent - exquisite floral, still life, landscape and portrait photography stripped of colour and delicately reintroduced by hand in the method of yesteryear. However she continues to push boundaries to create works that are at once a celebration of form and balance, often blurring the boundaries between reality and abstract dreams but also a commentary on societal expectations.
Susan is a graduate of the Otago Polytechnic School of Art and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specialising in photography. After working around New Zealand and overseas, Susan now resides back in her home town of Geraldine, opening the Susan Badcock Gallery where contemporary artworks by Susan herself and the wider creative Badcock family are showcased alongside other New Zealand artists.
Susan’s work has appeared in art exhibitions across the country and she has exhibited alongside Anne Ferran and renowned New Zealand photographers Anne Noble and Margaret Dawson. Susan has also worked as a photography tutor at the Design and Arts College (Christchurch), a photographic technician, and photography assistant to esteemed Australian photographer Anne Ferran.|
Her photographic works are smooth, ethereal and refined both drawing you in with the viewer intrigued on the process and final outcome.