She is one who is in love with life!
She feels so fortunate to have chosen another career where she can be creative and possibly make a difference in society with her photographs. Deb joined the Photography Studies College so she could take professional photographs of the two little girls she had adopted from Ethiopia in 2005 – to record their life with the ambition of producing a book to help fund and support her extended family in Ethiopia.
She never dreamed of having the life she has. Desperate to leave school at 17, and had no idea what to do with her life. Still, she applied for a job as a secretary for the Editor of Woman’s Day. Then she joined 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures as a publicist. At the age of 26 Deb decided to go out on her own to open her own business – Debbie Finn Publicity.
Working tirelessly as a publicist for the next 25 years in the showbiz industry and then the corporate arena, she was very fortunate to meet many amazing people on both a personal and business level, and still remain friends with them to this day.
As crazy as the publicity world was, working on location with photographers, stylists and celebrities, she realised she never had time to stop and smell the roses! Deb had always taken happy snaps to record moments that mattered and that’s why she pursued a career in photography. But now she has a newfound passion for photography. In the future and over time Deb would like to make a photographic record of children that have arrived to our shores to make a new life.
Deb is continually amazed at the creativity surrounding us. It gives her purpose.
Education: Mic graduated as a Graphic Designer / Finished Artist in 1976 following attendance at Academic Prahran College of Advanced Education / Swinburne.
Career: Started his career at the deep end at the Herald and Weekly Times Group (News Limited). Followed by positions as Display Artist Australasian Post 1976 (3 months); Graphic Designer – Illustrator Sun News Pictorial 1976 – 1986; Display Artist – illustrator The Sporting Globe 1985 – 1990;
With a good grounding in graphics and illustration, Mic started his own business in 1987: EDIT Media Pty Ltd which flourished between 1987 – 2014 until the next stage of his career as Professional Artist/Painter. In EDIT Media Pty. Ltd - Visual Communication Specialists. Mic’s positions and services included Creative Director; Conceptual Presentations; Illustrator / Painter
The next stage of Mic’s career and currently is as a Professional Artist / Painter.
His achievements include: Resident Artist – Ricardo’s Restaurant – Albert Park; Archibald Prize Submission 2014, 2015; Albert Park College Art Show – ‘People’s Choice Award’ 2013. He also loves doing Private Commissions and collaborates with Wendi Snyder on Interior commissions.