Sonya Pletes is an award winning Australian Photographic Artist and Designer. Her poetic, ethereal, other worldly imagery is inspired and informed by elements of her background and her love of Opera and Fashion Design, of Fabric, Fantasy and a quest for Beauty. " I love to dream, I love to explore elements of the feminine, of sensuality, of texture, colour, emotion, and psychology within my work. I love to communicate a story, a feeling." "I enjoy creating photographic images that are not necessarily immediately recognisable as photographs. I may use photography as my medium, yet I like to work in unorthodox ways, drawing upon my background in fashion and theatre to challenge and manipulate the normal perceptions and expectations of what photography is" Sonya creates her personal imagery for exhibition and works commercially with select international clients to conceptually design and create exceptional imagery and creates for her own designer collection. She has refined a unique style over the last 15 years that has made her a favourite of International Publishing Houses from Sydney, London and Hamburg, to Milan and Stockholm. Notably, her most recent Design and Photography appear on the International Best Selling German Book Series of 'Twilight' by Stephenie Meyer, and also the series 'Wicked Lovely' by Melissa Marr.