Mariana Garcia has quickly become one of our favourites and this series she shot for MALAB has too. After getting a degree in graphic design, Mariana developed an aesthetic eye and decided to become a photographer. Her work is a mixture of portrait, fashion, reportage and constantly growing in other disciplines, such as architecture. She aims to create a mood of nostalgia, romanticism, something from the "good old days" within her images. Check out more here.
Dylan Reyes has an impressive portfolio for a 22 year-old. The bold but raw aesthetic seen throughout Dylan's work is inspired by his fascination with women - "Women, I think they are such a powerful gender. Pure and untainted or bold and enticing. They grab my attention, sometimes my complete attention." Pop over to his website to see more of his stunning images.
Melbourne photographic artists: Damien Melchiori, Luke Pownall, Tim Regard and Michael Thomas aim to challenge the viewer and raise questions such as "Who are we? How do we live, try, succeed, fail and die? What motivates us to learn, interact, change and progress, and ultimately, how do we justify our existence?" in their group exhibition entitled "The World is Stable now, People are Happy", at E55.
The photographic works included in this exhibition are the product of four minds that began to take notice. As students, workers and citizens of the world, their home town of Melbourne initialised the approach while the greater global community aided in informing the outcome. Although these four artists have come from varied backgrounds, their love of film and the art of chemical photography has brought them together and provided an avenue to take a discourse of their environment and represent it visually. The questions being raised and the works being exhibited are one and the same, insofar as these artists could be asking: this is what we see, we know you see it too, so what can we do? But then again: "The world is stable now, people are happy"
Where: 55 Elizabeth street, Melbourne CBD.
When: June 7th (Opening night 7pm) until July 6th