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MAY 2024

Blair Gauld is a Boorloo  (Perth) artist working with photography. Having relocated countries often in his childhood and youth, Gauld hid behind a camera to cope with intense shyness and difficulty connecting with others. His work explores identity, and is honest in admitting little resolve in who we really are or what we should be doing with our lives. His compositions show his, and indeed our own longing to fully experience a deeper understanding for the moments and places we inhabit.

Gauld is self-taught, honing his skills through more commercial fashion photography and film which he is increasingly in demand for. However, more recently he has forgone digital photography for 4 X 5 large format film, bringing an incredible amount of clarity and depth to his photos. These works are meticulous in their authenticity.

Image: Real Gone Kid, 2023. Photograph on Canson rag paper, 125 X 125CM. Edition of 3.