My brother and I grew up in band rooms, orchestra pits, and grand theatres. Music dictated our lives and we regularly opted to attend music lessons instead of actual class- often to the disgust of our other teachers. For me music was my means of escaping the stresses of day to day life when I played, I did not think of my worries, but was able to get lost in the rhythmRead More
Caitlin Wight is a Melbourne based photojournalist
KC: What is your current project about?
CW: 'Mist of The Mountains' explores the aftermath of the Black Saturday Fires in Marysville. During the 2009 fires the township of Marysville was almost completely wiped out, 39 residents lost their lives and 450000 hectares were burnt.
KC: What have been the struggles with developing this project?
CW: Being an outsider has made it very difficult to personalise the project. Also finding people stories as many residents still struggle to comprehend the events of that day, let alone discuss the events of that day.
KC: How do you think you will present 'Mist of The Mountains'?
CW: At this stage I am considering presenting the projects as a Photobook and series of prints.
KC: What are you plans after you complete your Bachelor of Photography?
CW: I plan to promote my work further and develop my work and skills further. One day I would love to do projects for National Geographic.
Sally is a Melbourne based fine art photographer, in 2017 she self published a book entitled ' We Came as Children'
KC: Can you give a brief overview of 'We Came as Children'
SK: My body of work ‘We Came As Children’ photographically explores family and memory. Due to family issues, I never had much of a relationship with my Grandfather, a quiet man with an interesting story. A victim of the war who sought refuge in England. In his final years, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and lost his memories. Thankfully, he made a lot of photographs for me to discover, and through found imagery - I can feel at peace knowing that I did know my Grandpa. I know him through his photographs which act as his memories.
KC: Was your project always going to be a book?
SK: From the very beginning I knew that this body of work would suit a photobook. The book to me is very personal and looking through my Grandpa’s imagery, was like reading an old diary. Therefore, the work took on a diaristic approach and sharing it in a photobook made the most sense
KC: What was your approach to mixing archival images with your own work?
SK :Due to the fact that I didn’t have any memories with my Grandpa, I wanted to in a sense collaborate with him and create something together. Therefore a lot of my images are reflections and responses to his. Although, it was intended that one wouldn’t be able to tell who’s images were who’s, I think it is interesting that, unintentionally my Grandpa’s images are often glimpses of family moments while mine were mostly empty places bringing a sense of loss and loneliness.
KC: What are you working on now?
SK: I’m currently working on a body of work exploring nyctophobia. It involves me playing as a flâneur, searching for the unknown...
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