WHEN she was just five years old Polish-born Agnieszka Anglin was given a camera by her father and the artform has captured her imagination ever since.
In the lead-up to her inaugural exhibition opening this Friday, she said her passion for photography allows her to "catch a tiny moment in the crazily passing days" and tell a story.
Called Rustralia, the exhibition captures and reflects the bygone and forgotten.
"In our minds rust usually conjures feelings of an ending," Ms Anglin-Parsons said.
"The ruinous state of objects and materials reached by the invisible yet constant decline in strength, quality or form. But, for all that rust can also exist as an embodiment of beauty."
Ms Anglin-Parsons' photos were taken in locations across the Central West and she said they captured how rust comes alive and creative through juxtaposition of shades, contrasts and striking differences in its own appearance.
"In the cycle of the continual change, it is a beginning of reinvention full of life, colour and joy," she said.
Ms Anglin-Parsons said photography was the ultimate art genre for today's fast-living society.
"It delivers instantaneous visual gratification and is overwhelmingly used for such," she said.
"The photo always depends on the moment - fleeing and intangible."
Painter Marisa Starr will also exhibit paintings along the same theme in the exhibition.
Rustralia opens at T.Arts Gallery at 80 George Street on Friday at 6pm and runs until June 7. Entry is free.
The gallery is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm on Saturday and is closed on a Sunday.