Lambda (C-type) photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive Lustre Smooth satin with black lacquer timber frame with anti-reflective museum acrylic. Limited edition.
Growing up in a household where Super 8 was like another member of the family, Luke Stambouliah's fascination with photography and cinema was nurtured. Intrigued by his father’s profession as a psychologist and his sister’s craft as an actor, he wanted to fuse the study of the mind with the power of expression. His exhibited works are imbued with a sense of cinematic storytelling suspended in the calm of a single image. Beyond the gallery walls, Luke continued his path into film and television, shooting editorial portraits and publicity stills for Australia’s leading actors, artists and productions.
This artwork features actors Victoria Haralabidou, Paul Capsis, Damian Walshe-Howling. It was first exhibited in Luke's exhibition Betwixt (The Black Show), held at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney in 2012. The exhibition was an exploration of the body in transition. The memory of trauma is observed through temporal states and gestural reflections of our true self. A collection of emotional ebbs and flows are etched into our minds, but what about the ordinary moments that go unnoticed? How often do we stop and review these moments? What if you could make still these fragments and feel them; stare at them; observe them; observe yourself?
Learn more about Luke's work on his website here.