I’m a Melbourne-based photographer working exclusively with analogue cameras, using 35mm and 120mm SLRs, 35mm instant cameras, and 35mm and 120mm plastic cameras. I like exploring in-camera effects, and I am also interested in post-production analogue techniques, such as traditional hand-colouring. (I haven’t put any hand-coloured work on this site – yet.) None of the effects in my images are produced using digital technology.
I’ve worked with a lot of musicians. I used to take press images for them sometimes. I don’t do that so much anymore, but I’m open to the right projects so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you feel inspired to do so.
Documenting Melbourne’s live music scene is an ongoing, if somewhat sporadic, passion. My cameras are also drawn to society’s in-between states, activities and spaces, like intoxication, partying and public toilets, and I have a strong desire to explore male bodies in the near future.
In 2013, I exhibited much of my music photography at a one-night event at the John Curtin Hotel, along with live photo projection over performances by Jim Lawrie and Saskwatch. Were you there? It was a great night.
In 2015, I held a solo exhibition at Melbourne Arts Club Gallery and produced an accompanying text-and-images zine that documented my experience with online dating over almost two years. You can see the images here, and you can read more about the exhibition here.
I’ve been part of various group exhibitions over the years. Notably, I produced a series of images exploring the female body in the context of hardcore heterosexual pornography for a show at Hogan Gallery (one of which is above). You can read about that in Issue #1 of Filmme Fatales. Several other group exhibitions my work has been in have focused on experimental analogue techniques. In 2013, I spoke about toy cameras on a photography panel at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. In 2015, Speaker TV profiled me and my music photography. That’s here.
If you want to see lots of my old photos and the things I wrote about them you can go deep into the archives at my old blog, endless bags of dirty laundry. If you want to see the kinds of things I am doing currently, Instagram is the best place to do it.
If you’d like to get in touch, send me an email at gretaparry[at]gmail[dot]com.