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Lyu with orchid, 2017

by David Rosetzky

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

This portrait of champion Australian ballroom dancer Lyu Masuda is from my ongoing series of analogue, black and white, double-exposure photographs taken with a 35mm film camera. Working with this technique enables me to combine one image with another in a way that I cannot completely anticipate. It is precisely the random nature of this process that holds particular interest for me – with its inherent misalignments and compositions created through chance. I have worked with portraiture for many years, and have recently made a number of photographs that incorporate images of flowers with individuals from the LGBTQI community.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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