Beauty & the Beast


Montague Island is home to two colonies of Fur Seals, the Australian (depicted in this image) and the New Zealand.

They Australian Fur Seal was heavily hunted in the 1800s for its coat; nowadays this location is very popular with divers and snorkelers due to the incredible opportunities to interact with them in the water.

Image taken June14th 2021 at Montague Island, Narooma, Australia

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This image belongs to the current exhibition ‘Symbiosis’ at the Bellagio Cafe and is being displayed until January 31st. Please join Vanessa Torres Macho and Talia Greis in their journey exploring the underwater world of our coast in NSW and some of their overseas adventures.

Hemp 290 gsm, 60% hemp fibre, 40% cotton, white

This premium paper belongs to our natural line using one of the oldest and most diverse natural fibres in the world. The lightly textured surface gives the paper a pleasant, silky feel and thanks to the bright white colour of the hemp fibres, no optical brighteners are required. Colours and details are brilliantly depicted, the depth of the black truly stands out and contrasts are reproduced with stunning effect. Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents, such as the Gutenberg Bible and the US Declaration of Independence. It’s a great choice if you want to frame this behind a glass since it avoids adding further reflections.

If you know Vanessa, she’s passionate about sustainability and re-using, so we’re very happy that we can incorporate such an option for our customers.

All of our images are presented with a Certificate of Authenticity and Vanessa’s signature after they pass our quality control. Vanessa’s larger prints from 24×32″ (61x81cm) and above have a limited edition of 25 prints. Smaller prints from 24×32″ (61x81cm) downwards have a limited edition of 50 prints, unless stated differently.

This edition has a 4 and 5 cm border all around.

These images are printed on an Epson Stylus 9900 printer using high quality inks.

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Size & Material

12×9" (23x30cm) on Premium Hemp 290 gsm 60% hemp 40% cotton


White Frame, None