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Chris Lilley, 2012

by John Tsiavis

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

It is funny shooting comedians, they are often uneasy being themselves. A fearlessly unselfconscious performer like Chris Lilley finds his freedom in the characters he creates. A simple costume comes alive through Lilley’s animation and blurs the boundaries where the person ends and the character begins.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from John Tsiavis

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis
NPPP 2010 Finalist
Polly Borland, 2015 by John Tsiavis
NPPP 2016 Finalist
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