This evening, I am turning the Gothic Flamingo spotlight on to one of Melbourne's most talented and most acclaimed street photographers, Mr Jesse Marlow.
|International Street Photography |
Award 2012 Judge, Mr Jesse Marlow
I have since learned more about just who this lovely photographer really is in terms of his career and achievements, and as a result, I have become even more appreciative of these prints! Jesse is a member of the international street photographers collective in-public.com, where "all the photographers featured have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment." His works have received numerous prestigious awards, and are held in public and private collections across Australia. In 2002, he was the inaugural winner of the Australian Hasselblad X-Pan Masters competition. His book 'Wounded' won the McNaughton Review 2005 Book Design category, and in 2006, Jesse was selected to participate in the World Press Photo – Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2011, he was the inaugural winner of the International Street Photography Prize, and won the MGA Bowness Prize in 2012.
|Jesse’s study at home|
|The recently published 'Don't Just Tell Them, Show Them'|
I recently (finally) got around to purchasing my own copy of 'Wounded', and found this book to be as inspirational as it is beautiful. It documents the resilience of the human spirit - Jesse's subjects have all been broken in some way, but have found the strength to pick themselves up and keep going. There is humour here too - the wit of this artist really shines through - as well as a sense of sadness, thanks to Jesse's keen eye and empathy for his injured subjects.
|Title page, 'Wounded'|