JULIE SHIELS

ISBN: 978-0-9945170-4-3

Julie Shiels’ images “are wilfully obstinate, the light too harsh in many cases, the colours too shiny and blank to offer the easy satisfactions we have come to expect from images of the everyday.  They are photographs of surfaces, of details from public spaces taken on a mobile phone, while waiting. And yet this is unmistakably not Instagram. This is not life as a brand. The rustic-charm filter has been turned way down. There are no humans in shot. The natural world is conspicuously absent. Cropped like this, one after the other, they are claustrophobic. I kept asking myself: where are the human moments? Only gradually did I realize that these are images intended to make us look much harder than we usually do.”
Miles Allinson from ‘Homeless in Utopia’, accompanying essay ‘Waiting’.

 

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Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2017
Limited Edition: 150
72 pages
265 x 245 mm
Edited by Helen Frajman
Designed by Joy Hawkins
Essay by Miles Allinson
Hard Cover
$50 (& gst in Australia)

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