Sep 25, 2020 /

Craig Wall for Sydney Opera House

Diary of One Who Disappeared

A man meets a woman by chance. They share a fleeting moment of connection. A brief fleeting moment. She then leaves and goes on with her life. He does not. He remains transfixed and stuck. His captivation turns to obsession. He is unable to think of anything but her. He is unable to live without her. We have heard this story all too many times before. Seeming gestures of love, generosity and compassion have the power to lure one into the promise of romance – yes – but what is often not spoken of is the slippery slope to delusion and the desire to control that an unbound pursuit of this ‘ideal’ may induce. 

Jun 12, 2020 /

The Mannequin Project

The Mannequin Project is a Sam I Am community venture.. born of a desire to create something together in isolation.
The idea was to post some sort of blank canvass inspo around. Each photographer agreed to document their own creative response to the package, reflecting their experience of isolation.
Stylist Janai Anselmi posted out the mannequins first to Billy Plummer who then posted them onto the next photographer and so on. 

Apr 01, 2020 /

Isolate + Create: ‘The Long Night’ by Craig Wall

‘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.’⁠⠀

-Craig Wall

Nov 26, 2019 /

Chapter One Exhibition Champions Young Women In Photography

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.

Event Details:
What: Chapter One Exhibition
Where: Pix on Location, 6B Hiles St, Alexandria
When: 6pm on 12th December 2019
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