For over three decades Graham Shearer has been an icon of Australian Fashion photography. Now in his first major fine art exhibition series, Graham presents a personal selection of some of his most intimate and famed images.
Graham’s images deliver a timeless elegance and a purity of being that is so often missing in todays forced world. Hi mastery of light and composition and his innate ability to retain an authenticity and truthfulness to his images saw him become the most sought after photographer in the Australian fashion industry during the 80’s and 90’s. During that time Graham’s client list was a who’s who of the worlds biggest magazines and brands, photographing some of the worlds most beautiful women including Elle Macpherson, Nicole Kidman, Tyra Banks, Megan Gale and Rachel Hunter.
Graham’s first forays into photography came through shooting super 8 film of a model Pasha in Bali. Graham not only fell in love with her, (they were later married) but he also fell in love with the whole process of creating images. ‘I realised that I loved the whole process of creating an image; starting with the concept, getting a team of make up artists and fashion stylists, choosing the model and following it through to the finished product. I was hooked’, says Graham.
‘Graham Shearer: A Private Collection’ features images from througout Graham’s 30+ year career and includes a few of his unknown and personal favourites.
The exhibition opens Thursday 26th March & runs until the 25th of April at Eleven40 Gallery.
© Graham Shearer: Image: Eau 04 - 2014
© Graham Shearer: Image: Body Rock 04 - 1998 (Limited Edition of 15)
© Graham Shearer: Image: Palms 01 - 2011
© Graham Shearer - Image: Elle 01 - 1988 (Limited Edition of 8)
© Graham Shearer - Image: Hawaii 01 - 1988