LA FOCUS // DANE BEESLEY

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? My interest in photography began at a young age, I remember taking on the job as my parent’s photographer at their dinner parties. This passion at an early age lead me to study photography and [...]

LA FOCUS // JULIE SHIELS

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I have never studied photography but have always used the medium to support other forms of practice for example in the early days I used a camera to augment my silkscreen prints. More recently (2005 [...]

LA FOCUS // PAUL BATT

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I started photography when I was quite young, initially it was just as a means of photographing my friends skateboarding and doing tricks down sets of stairs. As I got older though, it became more [...]

LA FOCUS // CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? As a child I bought a $2 plastic Diana ripoff at a Sydney market in in 1982. I remember how empowering it felt at the time to be able to express myself. I’d always aspired [...]

LA FOCUS // CHRISTOPHER KOLLER

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I was the family photographer from the age of eight. I spent a lot of my youth travelling and taking photographs as I went. In my early thirties I decided to go to art school [...]

LA FOCUS // ANNE FERRAN

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I trained at Sydney College of the Arts in the 1980s. How did you arrive at the decision to create a photo book, and how is working with a book different from working on an [...]

LA FOCUS // MICHELLE POWELL

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I worked part-time in a film based photographic lab during high school and uni as I completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology).  The access to inexpensive processing allowed me to experiment with techniques. My passion [...]

INTERVIEW // AMAURY GUILLAIS AND RALPH WILSON OF LIFE FRAMER

Life Framer is a unique global award dedicated to sourcing and showcasing photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers. It aims to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world. With the all-compassing and all-defining theme of ‘Life’ as the central theme, the competition is broken down into twelve sub-themes, each running for a month. Winners and runners-up are exhibited in three galleries in America and Europe, and [...]

INTERVIEW // LAURA SEEDS

Laura Seeds is a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Photography at the Queensland College of Art, and recipient of the QCP Graduate Award, for innovation and experimentation in the photographic art practice. Lynette Letic chats to her about her practice and plans for the year ahead. Congratulations on winning the QCP award! What have you been up to since the grad show? Thank you! Most of the last six months [...]

LA FOCUS // CHRIS BOWES

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? My interest in photography began while I was studying Maths and Finance at university. Back then I had aspirations of being an [...]