Craig Holloway is a Ballarat born and bred photographer who has been working as a photographer for over 12 years. After travelling throughout Europe and living in Provence, France for a year Craig was immersed in the beauty and architectural history of the French Rivera. Along with his venture in France, Craig also lived in New Zealand and plunged himself into full-time digital photography and opened his own Gallery and exhibited extensively during this time. After moving back to Australia he embarked on a long odyssey around Australia to inspire himself and create his Abandoned Places collection. Craig is a former board member of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and he has also exhibited himself at the Biennale in 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2017.
The theme 'Abandoned Places' intrigued Craig, he found himself being drawn to the broken down and derelict backdrop of small towns. These places, often built with great hopes, have gradually outlived their purpose, now lying discarded and have fallen into decay..... who worked, lived or played in these places? What happened there and what secrets do they hold? These images bring an emotive and mysterious feeling of expectancy. Craig’s images capture these lonely monuments to human endeavour and habitations. In doing so he brings new life to places otherwise deserted and forgotten.