Magic and human vulnerability find a peaceful crossroads in the photography of Sydney-based Denise Kwong. “I first used people in my photos to give scale to a landscape shot. Then, progressively, they became more a subject in the shot,” she told the Phoblographer. Each subject is expressed in symbolic, conceptual ways, often using the immediate environment as as catalyst for inner truth. Whether it’s a light shining in the middle of a forest or a suitcase placed in an empty room, Kwong is extremely resourceful, making her portfolio diverse in its settings, but unified in a dreamlike exploration of subjectivity.
Images © Denise Kwong