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Sam Ferris

IN VISIBLE LIGHT

Sydney is a city where the cost of living has never been higher and the sense of anxiety never more acutely felt. Yet, it is a city that does not intend to slow its rhythm down nor wait for those who do. The «In Visible Light» series shows us how every moment is a waking hour for somebody else, in another part of town—or world.
«In Visible Light» is representative of not only what the author sees but also of the emotional experiences of being out in the world. With a play of reflections, light and shadow, the photographer delved deeper and saw life through such disclosing tool that is light. He walked the Sydney streets to discover and make candid photos of our times in public places completely un-staged, unmediated. Pouring down its alleys and reflecting off the expansive glass surfaces, «In Visible Light» seems to punctuate the countless experiences present in the moment when the shutter clicks.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Sam Ferris is an Australian photographer based in Newtown, NSW, and works full-time as a high school teacher. He holds an Honours degree in Arts and a Masters of Teaching.
Sam has been shooting on the streets of Sydney for more than nine years. He is co-founder of the Aussie Street Festival and a member of the Burn My Eye Collective. His work has been published in magazines and newspaper all around the world— Internationale, Photo Review Magazine, The Guardian, Lensculture to name a few. In 2019, Sam Ferris was named as the winner of ‘Australasia’s Emerging Photographer’ in the category of Documentary/Photojournalism. His ongoing project on living in Sydney entitled «In Visible Light» was featured in the academic text ‘Photography as a Social Research Method’ (2016). In 2021, «In Visible Light» will be released as a photo book, with photographs from 2013 to 2020.

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