Jacqui Turk is a Sydney based photographer, known for her exquisite interior photographs and her chic abode. We’ve caught up with Jacqui to give you some insight into her career and her carefully crafted home.
How did you get into photographing interiors, and how long have you been doing it for?
I began taking an interest in shooting interiors about seven or eight years ago. I was working for a lot of venues and shooting mainly food when I realised I was more interested in the interiors than the food! I asked friends if I could shoot their homes and contacted creatives through IG to see if they would be interested in me shooting their studios. It progressed from there to magazine submissions and being commissioned.
What types of spaces are your favourite to shoot, and why?
Homes are definitely my favourite to shoot. I also love creative spaces, especially artists studios.
How would you describe your sense of style?
Probably modern minimalist ( I try to be minimal!)
How long have you lived in your home?
We have been here for almost five years.
Did you do any renovations or make changes to your home?
We renovated the back room of the home during Sydney lockdown last year. It was mainly to rework the space which wasn’t very functional, we moved the kitchen from one side of the room to the other. To say it was stressful is an understatement! Back then we had no idea how long the lockdown would be for and whether building would be allowed to continue. Thankfully it all worked out!
Whilst renovating your home, where did you turn to for inspiration?
Mainly Pinterest and instagram. I also love flipping through interior books and old magazines. I particularly love the European aesthetic of very modern pieces in a classic home with all the features. As an interior photographer I see a lot of homes and definitely take inspiration from spaces I have worked in. Seeing beautiful spaces a lot makes it very difficult to make decisions in my own home!
How would you describe the style of your home?
Oo, that’s tricky! Our house is a Californian Bungalow with lots of period features and details. I’d say it's classic with modern touches.
Do you have any tips for a well styled living room?
I love symmetry in a living room, maybe it's the photographer in me! Keeping things simple with a pop of colour, whether it's an art work, cushion or a statement piece on a coffee table. I go for less is more!
What is your favourite room at the moment, and why?
The lounge room is my favourite in the house. It is the room that we fell in love with on inspection! I have all my favourite pieces in there, all my eggs in the one room.