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Author and Artist Michelle Dorothy Riksman captures nature's simple miracles and Australia's Flora and Fauna through an Autistic Lens.

Photographic Artist    Gardener    Author 

The most rewarding gift autism

offers me is my deep and abiding gratitude for the simplicities of life.

Hi, and welcome to Simple Miracle Photography. I’m Michelle. I was born during the 1970s in Belmont NSW Australia to parents, Ellen and Hank Riksman. “You shot out like a bullet,” maintained my mother of my birth. I couldn’t wait to start living! Nothing has changed in that regard. I still enjoy a unique zest for life. As a melanoma survivor, and having endured the passing of loved ones, I have realised all the more how valuable each moment truly is. So, when I’m not happily capturing the adorable faces of your beloved pets across Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley, I am writing, gardening, or photographing the beauty that surrounds me. Marvelling, in other words, at nature’s simple miracles.

Image Publications:

Showcase of Champions

Dog Breeds of Australia (Calendar) 

Australian National Show Dogs

Titles of the Champions, and

Dog Breeds of Australia, twice.






Haje Jan Kamps

Photographer Mad Professor | Producer | Author and Editor of Photography books | Senior Producer at five the British TV Channel | Freelance Writer and Editorial Consultant says:

"Wow. I am very impressed by Michelle’s images. I particularly

enjoy the one with the fur in it.

Glorious macro shots."


Wildlife Imagery Displayed at:


Frame Today Green Hills


                 Books Authored:                  


Memoir: Inner Riches - An Autistic Woman's Story of Love & Motherloss

Available Worldwide in e-book or paperback available from:


- Autism Understanding.

Level 1 Shop 109/10-16

Kenrick St, The Junction

For other Services & Information, visit:


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Michelle Dorothy Riksman

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Simple Miracle Photography, and this website, are dedicated to my late mother, Ellen Thomasina Hall.

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