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Making His Own Luck

It’s only taken Adam Pretty about a decade to reach the top of his field . Like so many photographers, he discovered his vocation while still in high school. ‘Stumbled on it’ might perhaps be a better way of describing what happened. After receiving an unexpected windfall, he bought a camera on a whim.

Aglow: The photography of Adam Bruzzone

Adam Bruzzone loves the vigorous light and strong colours of his native South Australia but, thanks perhaps in part to his heritage, he is equally passionate about the sublime and dramatic landscapes he’s come to know on visits to Italy.

A Certain Discipline: Tim Hixson

Tim Hixson settles back into a comfortable couch at one end of his small office. Softly spoken and easy-going, there is nevertheless a certain containment and intensity in his manner.

Across The Line

The prostitutes in First Deadly Sin, Gerhard Joren’s photographic survey of the sex industry, are depicted neither as victims, nor heroes, nor villains. They are, however, depicted honestly.

Devotion: The Photography of Peter Solness

It’s the middle of the night and Peter Solness is deep in the bush, setting up his tripod on a little sand bank in the moonlight. In front of him is a waterfall and as he frames the picture, thousands of sandflies swarm up to bite him about the legs. Having changed into a wetsuit after an hour or two of hiking, Solness is just beginning what will be a long night of stumbling over logs, climbing up slippery embankments and wading through icy water. When he finishes hours later, he’ll pack up the gear and make his way back along the same moonlit trail.