LA FOCUS // GEMMA AVERY

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 always been into photography in the sense that I have always collected images from books and magazines. When choosing a major at art school it was a toss up between photography and painting. [...]

LA FOCUS // VICTORIA COOPER

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? A desire to photograph has always been a part of my life. My parents were not able to support any academic study so I was advised to pursue a career in science. At this early [...]

LA FOCUS // DOUG SPOWART

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? When I was young, around 12 years of age, I enjoyed painting. As my parents were keen amateur photographers I linked with them on shoot-outs with the local camera club. Taking photos and printing them [...]

LA FOCUS // INGVAR KENNE

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? It was a slow process through my teenage years. I was originally into bird watching and after a while getting close through the binocular, the step to start to take some photos of them wasn’t [...]

LA FOCUS // IAN TIPPETT

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 studied photography in the late 70s when art photography was moving away form small black and white prints to large format colour prints. I think before that photographs always looked better in magazines and [...]

LA FOCUS // ANNA CAREY

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? I started to use photography while I was at university. I was constructing miniature architectural models for large-scale installations and I decided [...]

LA FOCUS // ROHAN HUTCHINSON

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 guess I started photography during my early skateboarding days, somewhat using photography as an excuse to go out and skate in my early teens. Following that I went to art school. It wasn’t until [...]

LA FOCUS // PRUDENCE MURPHY

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 high school had a darkroom and I took B/W photography as an additional subject. One of my first images was a photo of my younger brother dressed as Robocop surrounded by bush land. He [...]

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 [...]