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Dennis Del Favero, 2012

by Hamish Ta-mé

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

Dennis Del Favero is a world-renowned artist and director of a unit specialising in interactive immersive cinema at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of New South Wales. I was shooting his portrait as part of a commission by COFA after they had seen a recent portrait exhibition. I specifically asked him to look up into the massive light source I had built in the studio. It goes against traditional rules of avoiding reflections onto spectacles and, rather, embraces the idea. The result is a glowing gaze which is part ocular and part mechanical – a small allusion to Del Favero’s work and the very nature of photography.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Hamish Ta-Mé

Samantha Harris, 2010 by Hamish Ta-mé
NPPP 2011 Finalist
Sentinel, 2013 by Hamish Ta-mé
NPPP 2014 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.