Vanessa Eyles from Eye Spy Studeo is back in business after having her camera equipment stolen during Cyclone Marcia. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Vanessa Eyles from Eye Spy Studeo is back in business after having her camera equipment stolen during Cyclone Marcia. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Vanessa back behind the lens after Cyclone Marcia robbery

THIEVES may have robbed Vanessa Eyles of her camera equipment, and even her memories, but they haven't laid a finger on her dreams.

The Rockhampton photographer, and owner of Eye Spy A Studio, was the victim of a home robbery in the days following Cyclone Marcia, where all of her photography gear and hard-drives were stolen.

Now, five months on, Vanessa has built her business back; bigger and better than ever.

"My whole business, kit and caboodle, was just under 20 grand's worth of equipment... I was a mess," she said.

"The insurance money gave me enough to get a basic kit again and get going."

Now with a new studio in Rockhampton's Campbell St, Vanessa is excited to see where the future takes her.

"I have a new kit and a new premises and I am trying to forget all about the negative part of it and focus on the positives," she said.

"The new thing I want to do is the Pretty and Pampered sessions... I know it sounds corny but how many of us look in the mirror and don't like what we see?"

The sessions, compromised of a glamour "kit", are for men and women who would like to dress up for a personal shoot.

"I think it would be nice for people to take some time out and be pampered. That is what I am trying to push for Rockhampton," she said.

"I hope that people jump on board and embrace it... as far as I know, no one in Rocky has this, where you can come in and be styled for your shoot.

"I have always wanted to do it... the robbery threw me for a while but I just said, let's get over it."


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