21 Mar, 2022
This truly is an exceptional piece of work. Compositions that suck us into alcohol fueled escapades with slurred fun fare tunes playing in the background. The confidence, almost cockiness in which the main culprit, Leo and his affiliates embrace their chaotic dissent into trouble, is unmatched.
"Leo navigates circumstances that are by turns unfortunate, astonishing, unlikely, hilarious, traumatic, and romantic." Through this head-on approach to the camera, that is, everpresent, everready to be challenged - the general take on life and all its challenges is revealed in such a heartwarming and comedic way, it draws in the viewer and spreads the emotion of the experience. A life lived unapologetic yet open to receive, develops and we cheer for it.
"From the depths of alcohol dependence and a stint in a psychiatric hospital to his mateship with Glen, finding love, changing his lifestyle and marrying for the third time. Will it be third time lucky?" The simple approach to picture compositions, bold colors, movement and interaction give this body of work a feel of spontaneity, yet privilege to have been in the right moment and a sense of connection through the openness of the models.
Education: Australian Centre for Photography Australian Film Television & Radio School Magnum Documentary Photography Course Workshop Les Recontres d’Arles Awards« 2021 Australian Life Photography Competition 2021 - Finalist Mullins Conceptual Photographic Prize - Finalist Urban Photo Awards - Finalist The Mono Awards - 4th place Documentary Family Awards - Finalist Head On Photo Awards - Semi-finalist Monochrome Awards 2021 - 6 Honorable Mention’s PX3 Prix De La Photographe Paris - 2 Honorable Mention’s Monovisions Photography Awards - 6 Honorable Mention’s Chromatic Awards - Honourable Mention Nikon Iris Awards - Silver Australian Photography Awards - Shortlisted