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Self-portrait, 2015

by Rod McNicol

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist

Having now spent decades making photographic portraits here in my old daylight studio in Fitzroy – subjecting a whole range of people to my very quiet and direct gaze – I feel it is fitting that I occasionally subject myself to this same unerring process. And as I am now approaching the proverbial three score and ten years, it does seem that now is the appropriate time.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Other NPPP photos from Rod McNicol

Barry Jones AC, 2021 Rod McNicol
2022 Finalist
Tracey, 2018 by Rod McNicol
2019 Finalist
My friend Siu’s dear mother, Mrs Chan, 2014 by Rod McNicol
2015 Finalist
Jack Charles
2012 Winner
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