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Callan Bradley Hales (left and right view), 2018

by Shea Kirk

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

I’ve always been impressed by the passion and energy Callan emits when she performs. Having overlapping friendship circles, it was only a matter of time before our paths crossed. This stereoscopic portrait is part of my project, Vantages. Shooting from dual perspectives simultaneously, I do away with the careful manipulation of what might be deemed the most ‘flattering’ angle when translating reality into a single, flat plane of space. The stereoscopic pairs provide an honest, vulnerable portrayal of the subject, confronting the viewer with an element of voyeurism, witnessing something they may not be privy to.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Other NPPP photos from Shea Kirk

Gemma Baxter (right view), 2019 Shea Kirk
2020 Art Handlers' Award

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

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The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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