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Christopher Young
  • 44, Male
  • Perth
  • Australia
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College / University
Diploma in Applied Arts, 1992-94
Program / Degree
Visual Communications (Major: Photography)
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Photography
I am...
a fine art photographer who has been based in Perth, Western Australia since 2002. Born in New Zealand and lived in Köln, Germany for close to 6 years.
About my artwork
Images are, for me, inherently loaded with stories. When I see a broken door or a crumpled piece of paper I interpret these further than simple objective observation. 'Why' and 'how' are impossible to ignore. Using very limited information and my emotional response I 'fill' in the gaps and create myths.

I am interested in what or who is not there, what I can't quite see and the helplessness of not being able to 'ground' an image in a time line.

If something moves the viewer or I is it something more than social conditioning? Is there an innate aspect involved? Is there a transference that occurs when darkness and danger are implied?

What preconceptions do the viewer and I bring to the experience? How does scarcity, complexity and proximity in both content and composition inform this process?

Artists I like
Andreas Serrano, Gilles Peress, Erwin Olaf, Jeff Wall, Gregory Crewdson, Stephen Shore, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Sebastio Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark, Carravaggio, Bill Viola
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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five @ the Perth Centre for Photography

I've got a show opening on July 9 at the Perth Centre for Photography in... Perth, Australia. An exhibition preview is up on my website and, for those perverse souls who want to track it's evolution, I've tagged my blog so all relevant posts are together.

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 3:21

How to look at an artwork - particularly photographs?

As a bit of a followup to How to look at art...

That which is imaged exists on more than one plane.

To fully appreciate what you are looking at, you need to be aware that there are multiple threads to that which you are consuming.

First off, the image itself is on a surface(s) and that surface is an object in itself. It is a tactile thing that you can… Continue

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 0:31

Tools, Tricks and other 'T' words

I'm a firm believer that tools a means to an end just as a collection of sounds that 'might' form words are only elements in a sentence.

I've been asked twice in the last few days something to the effect of if money were no object, what would you use as 'gear' for making images. Similarily, I was asked my opinion on this camera vs that.

I - of course - have tools that I'm comfortable with but don't see them as particularly relevant to process. Whether… Continue

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 1:48

Gallery Protocol

This has been floating around my head for such a long time that it needs to be written.

It is an intensely frustrating process for someone like myself to engage with the art gallery community. This feeling of helplessness as to what/who/where/when/how is enough to make me scream. The introversion doesn't help either... if I was bombastic I might be able to bluff my way in or at least establish relationships that form cornerstones for something else but as it is,… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 6:11 — 7 Comments

FotoFreo 2008 - Photography Festival (Perth, Western Australia)

The FotoFreo Photography Festival ran in Perth, Western Australia April/May 2008.

There were 80+ photography exhibitions on including such luminaries as Roger Ballen, Brook Andrew, Marian Drew, Christophe Bourguedieu, Denis Darzacq, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Edward Burtynsky and Paolo Pellegrin.

Here some of my thoughts on the… Continue

Posted on April 8, 2008 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

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At 18:28 on October 29, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I am Amelia by name,this is important,
please email me back at[amelia.herbert23@hotmail.com].
I will be waiting to hear from you soon.

At 20:49 on November 3, 2011, Sadat Laope said…

1. We Are The No.1 Problems.
2. Take It!
3. Sometime,We Don't Need To Think.

- Sadat Laope
At 15:59 on April 6, 2009, Sean McGarry said…
Hello Christopher
I really like your work - it's compelling and loaded with gravitas and a sense of isolation, longing, sadness... would that be right?
If you've got the time, please take a look at my image blog: http://seanmcgarry.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Sean
At 18:20 on October 1, 2008, katikatinka said…
hi! I showed your photos to friends, they love it, where we could get your book? what kind of views are those of exposure? the style of the assembly also liked us, congratulations again. Thanks in advance for the data.
*** greetings***
At 18:18 on September 11, 2008, Anthony Elliott said…
I read your Blog "Gallery Protocol" and it is sadly very familar to me.
Your work is very geometric and has a subliminal relationship with itself.
At 7:46 on August 28, 2008, Manfred Marburger said…
Hello Christopher,
Very professional work. I was especially drawn to your portraits and the pictures dealing with decay or the aftermath of some destructive force, like fire (I love "What I Am #30").
Best regards
At 12:14 on August 3, 2008, caron ottewell said…
Hi Christopher, I think your photogrpahs are excellent and I agree with Zazah that the installation of them works really well. Best wishes, Caron
At 6:54 on July 27, 2008, jan lewin-cadogan said…
your latest images are very compelling,enjoyed looking through your work too jan.
At 7:47 on May 15, 2008, Graham Lester George said…
Hi Christopher,

I'm really enjoying your work. We share some of the same pre-occupations, but our takes on them are (thankfully) different. Good stuff!

At 6:14 on April 18, 2008, Inspired Art fair/Prelude Art Events said…
Lots of depth. ....Thanks Jo.


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