BEC LORRIMER - 'Spirit 1'
'Spirit 1' – Edition of 5
- 59.41 x 84.1 cm
- Archival inkjet pigment print
- Ready to frame
NOTE: If you would like the mounted version on 5mm gator board (as displayed in the Agender exhibition) please email us at email@example.com to enquire separately. The mounted version must be picked up in person locally in Sydney from Sun Studios (42 Maddox St, Alexandria).
About the artwork
Both works from this series capture the energy and warmth of their subjects. Getting to know a person and really aiming to instil their personality into a frame is what I love most about photography. I photographed Laura on the beach on Long Island, NY and Salem in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.
My images in this exhibition depict two young, ethnically diverse women, both captured in moments of joy. I chose these images as both women have had to overcome setbacks due to their appearance. Laura was told by her modelling agent to lose the weight that she had gained from changing birth control medication. Salem faced online bullying from ‘haters’ who compared her freckles to a bruised banana. Her strong response to the body shamers went viral and she gained a modelling contract as a result. Both situations are shocking to me. However, these are the notions of beauty that we have been trying to conform to and that we now need to redefine.
About the artist
I love to capture the spirit and energy of women.
Australian photographer Bec Lorrimer is on a mission to heal the fashion world from within.
Lorrimer moved to New York from Australia 7 years ago to further her career in fashion photography and has not stopped since. Her photographic work is now sought after internationally and has appeared in publications such as Vogue Australia, Vogue Spain, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Latin America, W Magazine, Porter Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Allure, iD Australia, Elle, InStyle, Russh Magazine, Oyster Magazine, The Last Magazine, and Glamour.
IWD 2019 is about #balanceforbetter. What does this mean to you as a female photographer?
For me #balanceforbetter is simply about being treated and paid equally, getting equal opportunities and these not being effected by gender. In my field, I just would like the work to speak for itself.
What does this mean to you as a human?
As humans we should all look out for each other and lift each other up no matter what the gender, sexual orientation, race, age, size, etc.