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Ricki, 2016

by Chris Budgeon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

This image was selected from the series of figure studies titled ‘Ancient of Days’. The project seeks out connections with early 19th century Australian artists like Hugh Ramsay and Aileen Dent. Ricki personifies the lean, fit labourertype of life models that were often preferred by artists of those times when painting figure studies.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Chris Budgeon

Orlando and Wilson, 2021 Chris Budgeon
2022 Finalist
Phoebe turned one hundred, 2019 Chris Budgeon
2020 Finalist
Catherine in black silk gown, 2014 by Chris Budgeon
2015 Finalist
Rosita, 2006 by Chris Budgeon
2007 Finalist
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