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Alison Shirley

My work ultimately speaks of my worship of light – it’s ability to dance with unspeakable beauty.

I was born in Alice Springs, NT in 1971. I still consider it my spirit’s home.

The expansive red earth horizons, blue skies and dry warmth still occupy my dreams.

However, I also love my current home in Fryerstown, Victoria.

Having been a photographer for many years, I stumbled upon the love of macro photography. It certainly wasn’t born from being a green thumb, rather from the awe of the life force of plants and their many varieties and abilities to adapt and survive. With my macro lens I am transported into another world, where I can explore and be surprised and delve into the unknown. It offers me a new perspective on the world around me and takes me into a state of meditation.

The way light behaves, together with a short depth of field, provides a constant source of new discovery and captivates me – in a time where little else feels new or holds my attention. It is also a reminder to attend to the details of life within ourselves and to honour the beauty of our own existence – every detail, nuance, breath.

My photographic art centres around human form, nature’s forms and our experience of living in this human vessel and traversing the earth.

Interview with Abc Open HERE

Find my CV HERE shortly