Part of the human condition is to exist within society by utilising different shapes, forms or personas, and how they are percieved by others, to assimilate into society – to fit in, to be accepted, to belong. In rare cases however, some choose to create even more fantastic or bizarre interpretations of themselves so that they can exist outside the boxes in which society wishes to place them. The Transmogrification Trilogy visually represents how an individual may be interpreted differently by those perceiving them, and often, the imagining of them as something that they may not, in truth, be. The collection is a visual journey exploring human nature and the duality of human existence – the contrast and balance between the lightness and darkness of self and the concepts explored previously by Jung, Freud and Rorschach. What do you see? What do you wish to see? How do you wish to be seen?
I have been interested in photography since my grandfather first handed me an SX70 Polaroid camera in my early teens. Since then, and after the completion of my Visual Arts Certificate and Advanced Diploma in Advertising/Graphic Design I have continued to explore photography as a profession, a passion and for artistic creativity. With subjects ranging from editorial portraiture to fetish fashion I've been on a visual meander through many different subjects for over 15 years. Using knowledge gained through experimentation and traditional design principles, as a practicing graphic designer in Adelaide, South Australia, I aim to capture the best of what can be seen through my viewfinder. I have exhibited my photographic work both locally and internationally and will continue to be on the look out for new and exciting prospects around every corner.
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