SYDNEY ISSUE 324 Feb 2012

Gerard O'Connor Sydney photographers

A self-proclaimed maverick Gerard O'Connor dabbled in various artist careers from go go dancing to fashion designing until developing an international career as a photographer.

Gerard began as a fine art photographer, quickly moving into advertising, fashion and editorial whilst continuing to pursue his own fine art work. For the past 20 years his work and often satirical style has won him numerous award's in all these areas.

In the mid-90’s Gerard began working with Marc Wasiak (Stylist) and later Harry Rekas (Post Production), together creating large-scale narrative tableaux involving many performers and technicians, costuming, make-up and lighting. The images are immediately engaging, detailed and humorous, but beneath the comedy there’s a darker intimation of social, cultural and moral chaos. The images enclosed in this Showcase are a mixture of advertising, fashion and some of those that led Gerard to earn a UK Mag Cover Award, Canon Fine Art Award plus Canon AIPP Australian Photographer of the year 2011 and an International Award at the PIP Festival in Pingya China in November 2011.

More examples of Gerard's commercial and exhibition work can be found on his website.

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