I’ve been familiar with Absorb for only a short time but I’m constantly impressed. They conceptualise, produce and deliver fashion films and photo-shoots with the aim of challenging the current creative status of editorial content.
David Jo Bradley is an Australian documentary photographer based in London. Of this confronting photo series, Cabbage Patch Politics, he says: ‘It’s an autobiographical documentation of my experiences with the cultural phenomenon of Bogans. I suppose you could say it’s a love story: I’ve always had a timid fascination for these rampant beast-people. As a small boy I lived in a rural town in Western Australia: going to school with Bogans meant I learnt their culture’.
Projections is a national competition open to all Australian-based photography students, photographic assistants and photographers and photo artists that have been established for three years or less. Emerging photographers are invited to submit a series or body of work shot in the last twelve months in the categories of Commercial, Documentary or Art.
Vee Speers was born in Australia and has been living in Paris since 1990. Her most recent work, The Birthday Party, is a series of short stories linked by the theme of an imaginary birthday party. In a conceptual and technical departure from her previous work, it is partly a self-portrait, sometimes woven with threads from her own childhood.
All you photographers out there, a word up on one of the most prodigious emerging photographers in Australia. And if you’re nursing an inadequacy complex, seeing Nirrimi Hakanson’s folio might propel you to briefly flee your aspirations and think about getting a job at the local supermarket. Hopefully, it will inspire you. The self-taught sixteen-year-old Hakanson has been taking photos on a digital SLR since the age of thirteen, after starting out on a disposable camera. Her distinctive style is ethereal and reminiscent of photo albums filled with enchanted childhood memories.
Australian photographer, Sean Fennessy, was named by Art and Australia Magazine in 2006 as one of the ‘country’s best artists aged under 25′. These photos are from a larger series on Shanghai called Over the Rainbow.
Featuring some of the finest young photographers that Aussie fashion magazine Frankie has run over the years, Pretty in Print is an exhibition of fashion pages and the photographers behind the shoot at Sydney’s MTV Gallery between 6-10pm on August 13. There’ll be music from Fergus, Des Miller, and others, amongst all the wonderful photography […]