Laura Mackenzie is a photographer focusing primarily in the field of underwater photography. She draws her audience to the critical need for education about ocean wild life. She shoots in uncontrolled environments in order to capture/represent the true nature of marine animals, particularly sharks. When photographing a shark, the only manipulation of their ‘photographic truth’ is through human interference and staged photography. It’s essential to capture sharks through photography in their natural environment with human interaction that has no negative impact or effects on them in any way. It allows the comparison between fiction and fact as it argues real life situations against those that’ve been edited in the media for the sake of thrill, gore and entertainment.
The work created by the duo JR² consists of found material/surfaces, focusing specifically on accessible material with a child-like approach.
Sam Murphy’s practice is heavily informed by feminist theory, literature, music and cinema. She examines emotions, desires and vulnerabilities.