Daniela Rodriguez

New Perspectives

Leucadendron Fluorescence

30cm x 20cm

printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag



These experimental images are taken with a modified Ultraviolet light flash unit and show glowing colours that are being emitted by the plants, that are usually invisible to the human eye.  Plants play such a crucial role in the sustainability our ecosystem. My investigation of botanical photography aims to put focus on, and rediscover the wonders of our natural environment, which is often taken for granted.


Daniela Rodriguez is a photographer and artist based in Torquay.  She is a visual storyteller whose work combines fine art and documentary photography.  She is inspired by the people and places that surround her, and the connection she has to community and the natural environment. Her work ranges from fine art photography and community arts projects, to art in public spaces.

Daniela was born in Chile and grew up in Melbourne.  Her passion for photography began over 20 years ago when she studied analogue black and white photography and where she fell in love with the darkroom and the process of manipulating light.  Daniela has a Bachelor in Creative Arts Industries, and is an alumni of the Emerging Cultural Leaders Program at Footscray Community Arts Centre, which has allowed her to pursue projects investigating community and belonging as well as community arts development.

Since moving to the Surf Coast, Daniela has been influenced by the local culture and environment.  Her unique perspectives document the stillness and beauty of the everyday along the Surf Coast.