The titles of Sydney-based photographer Izabela Pluta’s exhibitions read like the tracklist to a Liars’ album: ‘Study for a Sham Ruin’, ‘Displaced Images of Distant Objects’, ‘On Things Mended and Broken’, ‘Sailing for the Abyss’. Her work exists in the space between longing and belonging, investing unpopulated landscapes with a rare poignancy. Pluta often photographs man-made structures in the process of succumbing to nature with a Tarkovsky-like transcendence.
Daniel Shipp graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a degree in Photomedia. His education continued by assisting fashion photographers, which led him to live in Montreal and then Toronto. Now based in Sydney again, he is drawn to graphic shapes and strong light which he applies to the portrait and object assignments he shoots.