In 2016, when it was the final term of my photography program at RMIT Melbourne, I chose to do a portrait project to use for my final portfolio. I chose the main theme of the portrait series to be about collectors. Perhaps the inspiration for this photo series was from my dad, who is an enthusiast of mechanical machinery, especially those for clocks. Currently, he owns hundreds of large and small mechanical clocks.
As a photography student, getting permission to take pictures is not too difficult for me. Although each collector lives in very remote and isolated areas.
Finally, after a few thousand kilometers, I got all the photos and interviews I wanted.
The only regret is that my teacher and I decided to not use this photo series for the final folio, instead a series about Nimbin town (to be explained in the future).
Therefore, for me, the collection of portraits of collectors is always in a state of … unfinished.
Anyway, enjoy the photos,
‘Til next time,