CITIZEN – Portraits 1997-2012
These images are from a broad subject of people I came across over the course of a decade plus, either by chance or through commissioned work. There is no narrative connecting the people – other than they met me and my camera, applying the same parameters and taxonomic approach.
The label attached to each person is the short way of cataloging. It is simply there to indicate in what context and where they were photographed, whether our meeting was by chance or construction. By no means does the title sum up who that person is.
A prime minister, a prostitute, famous actors, my wife, a priest and a nun, tribal dancers, a now dead friend, child sex offenders…
They were taken in Australia, China, Laos, Papua New Guinea, USA; places I happened to be in during this time. However, their public persona (if they have one) was almost beside the point – I wanted them to simply represent man or woman.
CITIZEN – the book and the show launched at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra 2012. It later toured 5 capital cities around Australia.
CITZIEN -The Limited book – containing 4 Type C original prints and boxed in a linen clam shell, is available to view here and purchase here
The regular edition of CITIZEN is available here