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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 start a career as a professional photographer. My love for black and white photography began early too, but when I purchased an enormous jumble of old cameras and photography equipment from a deceased estate, I started experimenting.

How did you arrive at the decision to create a photo book, and how is working with a book different from working on an exhibition?
At my first day of college I remember the teacher asking me where I want to take my photography and I said “books.” The subjects of my photos has changed but my goal for publishing books is still very strong. My exhibitions have turned into books, I don’t see too much difference between the two.

Tell us a bit about your book featured at PhotoBook Independent.
The Road is my personal work, shot mostly in black and white. Capturing small moments and big cars invested with meaning.

For more information about Dane Beesley, please visit his website.

Banner image: The Road cover

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