a portrait and a story…
Posted in artists, behind the scenes, photographers June 13th, 2015 by pia


A number of years ago when I was living in Paris, I was asked by Sydney-based visual artist, accomplished photographer and friend David Knight if I would consider coming in to his studio on my next trip back to Australia to do some very raw (very nude) photographs.  I knew it was a great honour to be photographed by David, his portraiture is beyond words, and his exploration at the time was capturing raw beauty, sans makeup which resonated with me. I knew I could trust him. But my timidity rarely allowed me the courage to place myself in front of the camera throughout my life, so I took my time to think about it. On the following trip back a few months later, I went into his studio, nervous but ready to bare all.

Recently David began a wonderful blog titled Paper Aeroplane where he interviews talented people he knows and has worked with over the years and today, I have been featured. Another honour. Along with the interview David has combined a selection of the photographs (warning: some nudity) from that session as well as some of my music.

I hope you’ll enjoy both the interview and the photographs. To read and view, please click here. Thank you David.



portrait photograph by David Anthony Knight

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  1. Dawn says

    Wow such a beautiful photograph!!!

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  2. Paula says

    Dear Pia,
    I love your photography, I love your books and most of all, I love the sincerity you put in everything you do! You’re an huge inspiration for me. This interview was so honest! Bravo !

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  3. lisa | renovating italy says

    Pia these are just beautiful portraits and I love the color version you shared. Wonderful inspiration to me and thank you for this reminder to continue to move forwards always xxx

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  4. Susan Krzywicki says

    The interview was almost as if you were explaining yourself to us in a way that your own writings couldn’t – it is beautiful to read and it made me appreciate your being even more. Brava!

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  5. Jeska says

    Beautiful Pia xxx

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  6. Barb says


    I love the way you allow your timidity while still reaching past it to do the things you want to do. It’s such a delicate balance to maintain – and you’ve been doing it since your very first blog post. Inspiring!

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  7. Ronnie says

    The portraits are breathtaking, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to read more about your journey.

    “..I am giving myself time to be with the loss of her, and discovering who I am without her in my life.” That is so beautiful, Pia.

    Thinking of you during this time.

    Ronnie xo

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  8. Brittany says

    Pia, this is such a lovely interview. I love hearing from you about your creativity and how you’ve learned to balance life and art (and weave them together). Your portraits are stunning!

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  9. Cara says

    This is such beautiful photograph and I’m really in awe of you making yourself so vulnerable in front of the camera, it’s not an easy thing for anyone to do but especially not a photographer. It was also lovely to read your interview with David. Thank you for sharing it and these wonderful photos.

    June 16th, 2015 | #

  10. Carol says

    Thank you for sharing the interview and the photographs Pia.. I enjoyed reading your words & the photographs are truly stunning.

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