fine art portraits


From the series, AUSTRALIAN. Belmont, Geelong

From the series, AUSTRALIAN. Belmont, Geelong

The criteria for a well-known (and very rich) photographic competition asks for images that reflect “Australian life”.  

It’s absurd to expect this to be represented in a solitary image and most of the time attempts results in a cliché or a kind of crude, misguided myth.

But that’s not to say that you meet a person and the impression is: they could be from no other part of the world.

It’s then more like an experience with character and place rather than a picture; you are interacting with language, expression, light, sound, environment, a human… all distinctively Australian.