by Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 25 May 2006

Mia Mala McDonald is a Melbourne-based photographer who has a solid portfolio of live music-related work, but is also moving towards thematic photo essays, which capture people in moments of genuine expression. She believes the secret to taking a good photo lies in ‘patience, spontaneity and taking a hell of a lot of photos. Although I do shoot both digital and film, I much prefer film as it makes a much better picture than digital, film offers endless possibilities and control. I love the nervous anticipation I get every time I pick up my film from the lab’.