Dreamworlds is an exploration of waking dreams and stark reality weaved from a tapestry of fleeting moments captured in black and white. I have dedicated my creative life to capturing ordinary moments that people pass by each day, but often never really see. The project spans several years wandering the streets and exploring the public and private spheres of the world I live and dream in.

Sandy Edwards, a photographic curator and Director of Arthere, said of the project:

“Tamara’s observed moments of life in a major metropolis fall somewhere between a dreamlike narrative and a familiar reality. This is a territory somewhere between poetic fiction and documentary record, which filmmaker Bob Connolly called ‘non fiction’.

 Tamara’s personal voice is an unusual mix of romanticism and realism, enhanced throughout by her dry and airy humor and her female perspective.  As such this work falls into a hybrid category of photography. It shares elements in common with the scene setting nature of theatre, the flow and editing of film, the narrative of both film and literature, the haiku like quality of poetry and the mood setting nature of music.”



Tamara Voninski has concentrated on telling stories through photographs and producing her visual narratives from around the world for the past 20 years. Her award winning photographs have been published and exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas since 1988. Her photographic essays and visual poetry have won several international awards and she has received an artist residency at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris from the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Voninski is a founding member of the Australian photographic collective Oculi. Agence Vu represents her work throughout Europe. In 2010 she co-published the monograph Oculi (Hardie Grant Books) with the exhibition Terra Australis Incognita currently traveling galleries in Australia.

To view more of Tamara’s work visit her website and Oculi.