“A walk through Stu’s images is both eerie and soothing at the same time, and when i look at them i float through a landscape of memories, magical places, melancholic beauty and sometimes lost hopes. None of those necessarily mine, but the images manage to evoke that empathy.
My choice of image was undecided but i wanted to capture the feeling you have when you walk in the city at night.. the blanket of night offering up that curious mix of nurture, together with suspense. Moments of incredible beauty interweaving with feelings of looming danger or even fright, then to be consoled in the next moment by more magic, or a vivid colour that you can’t quite determine jumping out of the dark, and all the while enhanced with the soundscape of night..So I started to shoot grabs of things around where i was staying in Melbourne…I shot it hand-held to give a voyeuristic feel.
I’ve always loved the way interior worlds suddenly display themselves once night falls, and you can walk past endless dozens of vignettes…even if only a shard of light through a blind, there’s always a story to be imagined. To me, both Hiromi’s Signal and the Medicine Man portray that perfectly.
Melbourne raised, Wayne Chick’s early career began at the tender age of 18 as a fine art sculptor in Los Angeles, exhibiting through galleries and making commissioned pieces within the music and film industry there. 10 years on, wanderlust spawned a further career as a makeup artist, gaining her a long list of editorial and advertising clients across Europe , the U.S and Australia, and which continues to support her persistent art habit to this day.