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UV: Jamie Hladky

UV sheds light on Australia’s most promising up-and-coming photographers. In this instalment, the APJ speaks with photographer, Jamie Hladky. Upon reading a list of Jamie Hladky’s works to date, the titles of his series are not at all reticent to paint a picture of the banality we might expect within. “Sandhills”, “Wasteland”, “Spare frames” and “Backwoods” are rounded out by “When We Drove Out of Town to Escape the Bushfire Smoke”. For those most part, none of these belie the reader. “Sandhills” is 1 minute and 47 seconds of footage of sand hills foregrounded by Australian native bush and soundtracked by a howling breeze. “Backwoods” does much to describe the frames Hladky has made of the periphery of small Australian towns. Those locales that seem relinquished to the surrounding bush that would prefer not to have them back. And in “Silver City, Lode of Lead”; we see a thorough exploration of Australia’s most cherished architectural motif: corrugated iron. In a flood of light that both abstracts and reveals, Hladky’s work exposes Australian vernacular through his …

UV: Michael Garbutt

UV sheds light on Australia’s most promising up-and-coming photographers. In this instalment, the APJ speaks with Sydney-based photographer, Michael Garbutt. __ In a Shore-eqsue homage to the banal, the first image that appears on Michael Garbutt’s website describes a very humble scrambled eggs and a far too frothy cappuccino in striking detail. Scrolling through the rest of the gallery, we’re met with dusty cars, dead-end roads and contorted landscapes, all serving to set a tone of intrigue but also slight discomfort that underscores much of Garbutt’s work. In his series, Far Kurnell, Garbutt uses an encroaching periphery of industrial landscape upon “the birthplace of modern Australia” as a metonym for colonialism, in We Took Them Prisoner, a clever series of observations of confined and damaged flora is collected in a suitably clever self-published zine and in Postcards from Hawaii, Garbutt collects scenes from the archipelago as far removed from post card-worthy as possible. Garbutt’s self-published monograph, Far Kurnell is available at his website. __ Can you please tell us about your background and upbringing?  I …