Rosedale photographer Helen Okey adds the extra to ordinary.
Her ethereal, transformative portraits of people and chooks feature in an exhibition at the Batemans Bay library which is running from July 2-21.
A flick through her portfolio shows suburban mums metamorphosing into Grace Kellys, and backyard chooks into exotic, peacock-like, creations.
The exhibition also features some exquisite, almost celestial, dancer portraits.
A childhood dominated by the dress-up box and a career in clothing and fashion design, before studying photography, have given Helen her classic and often quirky portraiture style.
She likes photo shoots to be fun and it shows.
Helen will conducting an Artist Residency at the Batemans Bay library on Tuesday, July 10, from 10.30am- 12 noon, where she will reveal some of her retouching techniques and post production work on her computer.