A Bit Of Info On Me
I am a Melbourne artist who lives and breathes unconventional abstract photography with a BA in fine art photography, graduating in 2010 with distinction. With a background in science and ceramics and a hands-on approach, my art practice experiments with the compositional elements in a single photographic image through digital deconstruction and the deliberate physical disruption of the print surface, through cutting and folding techniques.
I was initially drawn into photography in the mid-noughties because it had evolved into a digital process away from the wet chemical analogue method. I have always had an interest in the potential of digital editing and how apps like Photoshop can assist in the experimentation and creation of new work. Because photographers need to keep up with modern technology and explore the potential and possibilities of this techno-revolution, my artwork evolved along with my interests in 21st-century technology.
My art can be complex, but it reflects what I see going on around me. Being immersed in an environment and demographic that is changing at a fast pace has had a major influence on my practice. All the original subject matter comes directly out of my daily interactions in a rapidly evolving/ gentrifying urban environment around Lygon Street, Brunswick. Life is a compositional riot of experiences, emotions, color, forms, and textures, and these elements can be found within our photos. Using the same tools that all digital photographers use, I began to explore, experiment, and tease out the unseen and unexpected from one single photo. The capacity to step away from the confining, traditional notion of photography is what lies at the heart of my artwork. I believe photography can be so much more even when using the same tools and techniques that traditional photographers use. It just depends on your ability to see it can be so much more than what it appears to be.
All my artworks are created from photos that would be considered mundane by modern standards, from florals to construction sites. They are all observed in my daily life and have been subjected to a technique that I call DeConstructed Photography, which describes both the digital and physical processes perfectly. This experimental technique creates undetermined imagery, based only on the original photographic data. One point I would like to make is that with all experimental processes, there are always successes and failures, and it is a testament to this technique that I have had both.
2017 - 2022 Fine Art Printing Service
2007 - 2022 Freelance Photographer - Portraits, Products, Pets, Advertising, Architecture, Landscapes
2010 - 2018 Teaching part-time, Photography & Photoshop at St Kilda Community Housing, and curating the groups annual exhibitions.
2021 De_Constructed 2.0 The Long Gallery, Montsalvat
2017 DeConstructed Photography - The Laneway Artspace, St Kilda
2014 Rorschach Dreaming Gasworks, Albert Park
2013 Seasonal Rorschach 2 Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran
2012 Seasonal Rorschach Archetype Gallery, Sydney