Gav & Ray, 2007 by Richard Walker

image of Gav & Ray 2007 by Richard Walker

Artist's statement

I live, work and study in Brisbane. My photography focuses on the social changes occurring in this rapidly growing city; documenting the impact of gentrification on the strongholds of alternative Australian lifestyles in places like West End. The portrait is of Gavin MacDonell, who runs a theming and events company, and Ray Cook, a prominent Brisbane-based artist.