your photographs tend to portray raw moments of intimacy, as well as playful, yet evocative social commentary. what influences would you say most inspire your aesthetic?
it’s interesting. i don’t really abide by any strict rules around how i make the work i do. these rawer images are from a period where i was much younger, exploring my own world, terribly insecure and emotional, and they were definitely very personal and intimate. even though i always had wanted to be an artist, those pieces were never produced in a way where i would have had the confidence to say i was one. i was just doing them with no agenda. the most recent works were a natural progression because, as it generally happens when you’re doing something for a while, i was simply bored of photographing friends and my apartment, and it kind of began to eat itself.
what has been your favourite project to work on to date?
there was a series i produced in 2014 called the imponderable archive that was a real turning point for me. in between then and now i’ve really been working hard on experimenting and researching the multiple interests i have. but, overall it’s really difficult for me to segment my work into different blocks because i can only see it as one whole body which i occasionally just dip into, add onto, or shuffle around.
how would you describe your personal style?
i love well-made and comfortable pieces in good quality fabrics, that don’t draw too much attention. that said though, i do occasionally wear things like this amazing romance was born and jenny kee beaded jacket. things like this also double as an artwork on my wall.
what can we expect to see from you next?
the thing i’m most excited about is an exhibition i’m having in march 2020 at unsw galleries in paddington. i have several other projects coming up but alas, as is always the case, i can’t speak about them just yet. if i could, i would really love to produce another book and make a film.
what are you currently:
the friend by sigrid nunez
i’m always going to the golden age cinema in surry hills and watch almost anything there. i also just saw the nightingale – everyone should watch this as it’s a very important movie to reckon with.
- listening to?
i’m still listening to the new robyn album. i’m not sick of it yet.