Armed with a prestigious background in fine Arts, Songy Knox is well-known as one of Perth’s elite fashion style photographers. Before launching herself fully into her passion for photography, Songy took a hiatus from her artist’s life to successfully springboard into the corporate world as a Business Process Engineer for large multi-nationals before becoming an expert in human centred design and technology. Her life has since come full circle. She now dedicates herself to creating images for professional women so that they can confidently show up and market themselves and what they do more powerfully and with greater impact. She is considered a muse by her clients, helping them to see themselves as beautiful and as unique as they truly are.
a short history
Twenty odd years ago, I was a Fine Arts graduate in Seoul. Five years ago, I was a star performer in corporate Australia, managing teams, leading change, making buckets of money. And miserable. I needed to get out. Feel fulfilled? I didn’t know. That’s where my real story begins.
In 2008, I picked up a camera and started looking at the world in a different way. First it was fashion shows. I blogged about them. Shared and people shared with me. That’s when I knew what was missing from my work-life. Connection. I got hooked. So hooked that in 2010, Perth’s Sunday Times featured my blog as the one to watch out for during Perth Fashion Festival. My camera became my tool of connection and photography blossomed bigger than a nice secure job with a six-figure income. I walked out into the unknown to begin a photography business and it was terrifying.
Was I good enough to be a professional photographer? Was I smart enough to run a business? Would I be one of those thousands who went solo and failed? I had all those doubts. I began photographing women (and occasionally men), and I learned their stories. My photographs told their stories, while I remained hidden behind the lens. IMPOSTER!
The more stories I heard, the more I realised how connected we all are. There’s no need to hide. We do the work together. It’s as beautifully life-changing, empowering and inspiring for me as it is for my clients. Just ask them! That’s my life now, and that’s how I inspire and empower myself – giving power to those I work with. Come join us. Connect. Share. Empower and be empowered.