Apr 01, 2020 /
‘Like pretty much every other person on this planet at the moment, I’ve been rendered absolutely numb, jaw agape, as each day passes. ⠀ ⠀
To keep myself sane, I’ve been working on finishing various photographic projects that I had to place on the back burner as I balanced a busy schedule shooting work for commercial clients with parenting 2 small children. As horrible as the circumstances are, the upside is that it has helped me to re-discover what drew me to photography in the first place. This social isolation project came out of that journey back inwards.⠀ ⠀
This terrifyingly contagious virus is tearing apart the very fabric of what it means to be human – as a species we are defined by our need to be physically near each other, regardless of whether we are interacting intimately or co-existing independently in the same space. It’s at the very heart of who we are and how we got here. It’s our culture.⠀ ⠀
This project is my attempt to express the feeling of isolation that comes from having to deny that most basic of human instincts.’⠀
Mar 31, 2020 /
As much of the world find themselves spending the majority of time at home as part of social distancing measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our artists are using this time to produce individual “isolation projects” in a series titled “Isolate + Create”.
Here is photographer Bec Lorrimer’s isolation piece, ‘Water Vase Breast’.
Mar 30, 2020 /
Benito Martin once again collaborated with Four Pillars – this time for their new Changing Seasons Gin, capturing gorgeous themed cocktails representing Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Assistant: Walter Maurice
Stylist: Gemma Lush
Mar 27, 2020 /
Tobias Rowles is keeping a photo diary with an image for each day of the COVID-19 social distancing period. Here are days 1-7 of his first week in isolation with his toddler and 7 year old. ⠀
Mar 27, 2020 /
Photographer Billy Plummer creating beauty in isolation. These images are the first of many isolation projects and creative exploration in our shifting narrative. ⠀ ⠀
“It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times”
– Nina Simone
Surrounded by darkness. Alive and pristine.⠀ ⠀
This plant stood out bright in the shadow of a huge stand of trees with sunlight on it on one of Billy’s “isolation walks” this week. It summed up how he was feeling. It was only 10 yards from his home so he grabbed a black cloth, 2 stands and put them behind it to isolate it from everything around it.⠀
Jan 12, 2020 /
David Cohen de Lara collaborates with Humanoid to capture their Fall 2020 Lookbook.
Jan 02, 2020 /
Over in Fremantle, Western Australia, Paul Barbera paid a visit to artist and illustrator Jae Criddle as part of his ongoing project Where They Create. After years specialising in designing handcrafted signage, creating custom illustration and painting mural artwork, her interest has evolved to include mediums such as sculpture and embroidery.
In his distinctive reportage style, Paul beautifully captures the space that Jae has created to balance her home and work life.
Nov 27, 2019 /
Inspired by the recent record-breaking marathon run of Eliud Kipchoge, David Cohen de Lara decided to take studio-style portraits of athletes as they crossed the finish line at the recent Amsterdam marathon. With marathon running gaining popularity around the world, he expected to see a diverse range of runners. What surprised him was the diverse range of emotions he captured on the faces of people as they crossed the line.
Nov 26, 2019 /
Nurturing the careers of young women in photography, Sam I Am’s mentorship program, Chapter One, is excited to present the work of its eight protégé photographers at a special exhibition held at Pix On Location in Alexandria at 6pm on Thursday, December 12th2019.
Featuring the visual stories of Chapter One mentorship participants, the photography on show is the culmination of three month’s worth of work that saw each successful applicant paired with a Sam I Am photographer. Helping them to cultivate their story, the program included guiding the photographers through concept development and refinement, pre-production, shooting their vision, then working with their mentor to edit each story or series.
Exhibiting photographers are Alice Ballhausen, Amy Kennett, Claire Armstrong, Hyun Lee, Karen Trang, Lilli Waters, Lucy Deverall and Susie George. The mentors they worked alongside include pro photographers Billy Plummer, Craig Wall, David Cohen de Lara, James Marcus Haney, Paul Barbera, Tobias Rowles and Benito Martin. Creative industry mentors were Josephine Burns, Matt Ennis, Lucy McGinley, Scott McClelland, Matt Smith, Alex Toohey, Simon Dall, Jon Kelly and Paul Bruce.
A special thanks goes out to Chapter One exhibition sponsors: Pix On Location, Special, Alex Reznick, Glue Society, Cream Electric Art, Killanoodle, Four Pillars, Yulli’s Brews, Batlow Cider Co, Catfish Media, Sydney Brewery,The Bogey Hole Café and P4. Design.
What: Chapter One Exhibition
Where: Pix on Location, 6B Hiles St, Alexandria
When: 6pm on 12th December 2019
Please RVSP to: email@example.com
Nov 19, 2019 /
Photographer Nic Walker is now represented by Sam I Am Management.