TOPshots 2021–22 ONLINE GALLERY


Tom MACHIN

Carey Baptist Grammar School
VCE Media 1 & 2

Artist statement: My photographic sequence represents the complex but now far too common emotions associated with isolation and loneliness. Following an average day in my friend Dheer’s life during Melbourne's sixth lockdown, I aimed to represent the unfortunate and oppressive environment we find ourselves in, whilst also showing Dheer’s creative side which has helped him get through home isolation. Through these images I hope others out there making their own way through isolation or quarantine can see and relate to Dheer, understanding that they’re not alone and that through keeping their mind active and practicing their passion, they too can survive these extraordinary times.

The artist getting inside his own head  2021
pigment ink-jet print
42.0 x 59.4 cm
courtesy of the artist and Carey Baptist Grammar School

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