Alana and Heidi are a dynamic creative duo with a dedicated focus on the photography industry. Curious and bold with considerable initiative, we bring collaborations and client projects to life. As independent photographers and curators, our work is informed by personal experience and insight, alongside a commitment to contribute. A nimble team with a genuine love for photography, we provide high-quality services to our clients across many time zones from our studio in the Victorian goldfields, Australia.
Heidi Romano is an independent curator and creative director working in the wider field of photography and design. As a multidisciplinary designer with a particular focus on branding, typography and photography she is inspired by all forms of publishing. Heidi has 20 years of experience and continually experiments with new ideas from printed matter to exhibition design, conferences and digital media.
A big believer in online and offline communities, she was the founder and festival director of Photobook Melbourne (2014-2016) and curated Unless You Will, one of the first online photography magazines (2009 - 2014). Unless You Will also morphed into a one-off weekend of photography conversations in early 2017.
Heidi is an occasional guest speaker, workshop facilitator, and regularly a judge, nominator & reviewer for various photography and photobook awards and grants worldwide. Always a dreamer and passionate gardener, she is currently living in a small, off-grid cabin in the heart of the Goldfields region in Victoria, Australia.
Alana Holmberg is a communications consultant, writer, photographer, project manager, and event manager.
In the field of communications, she has worked in-house and agency-side across the arts and NGO sectors, as well as federal and municipal governments in Australia and the UK. She has provided strategic communications advice and implemented successful marketing and communication plans for major campaigns, initiatives and events. Interested in storytelling and online content, Alana has a passion for developing high-quality brand written and visual content.
Following six years working in marketing and communications, Alana changed course to photography in 2011. Today she is an award-winning portrait photographer, a freelance editorial photographer, an occasional guest speaker, and educator. Unless You Will Studio brings Alana's two areas of expertise - photography and communications - together for the first time.
The Story So Far
Heidi moves from Melbourne to the Victorian Goldfields
Heidi and Alana meet for the first time over coffee and cake, first of many
Alana joins Photobook Melbourne as volunteer writer & champagne pourer
Alana and Heidi work on major projects for World Bank, Photography Studies College & Oculi Collective
Over whiskeys on the porch, the idea of forming a business together is born
Heidi joins LensCulture as Art Director, Alana follows shortly after
New York! We work on LensCulture’s group show at Aperture Gallery
In the sweltering heat of Arles, we commit to relaunch Unless You Will as a creative studio
Unless You Will Studio launch, 10 years on!
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