It was a great opening night at Bec Lorrimer’s photographic portrait exhibition Neighbours.
The idea for the project originated during the COVID19 pandemic when Bec saw an opportunity to strengthen relationships with her neighbours through photography. Neighbours used to hold an important social function in society: people to whom you could turn for help, guidance and friendship. With the increasing complexity of our personal lives and fast-paced environment, the value we place on our neighbours has gradually diminished. However throughout 2020 Bec got to know the interesting people living in her local community which fuelled a desire to document them and their stories. Inspired, she began to photograph the residents of Redfern and Darlington in their homes. Neighbours is the culmination of this evolving photographic portrait series, bringing together the diverse and warm community of the neighbourhood and celebrating the people that make it unique. It tells stories of life and community, hope and struggle during a time of intense social and economic upheaval.
Bec Lorrimer is an Australian photographer working across both portrait and fashion photography. Her signature aesthetic is capturing the authentic spirit and personality of her subjects. In particular, she is drawn to positive representations of our diverse society. Over a 7 year period living in New York City, Bec developed her signature style whilst shooting for some of the world’s most recognised brands and cultural institutions. Bec’s work has been featured in notable fashion and art publications and exhibited in Australia and the USA. Having gained a breadth of international experience, Bec is applying her skills and knowledge to portrait and fashion projects at home. Neighbours is her first solo exhibition in Australia and her first published book.