Untitled 4539, 2010 by Paul Foley

image of Untitled 4539 2010 by Paul Foley

Artist's statement

I have known and photographed Summer Finlay for more than 10 years. We chatted about photography, the female form and her Indigenous heritage when she first visited the gallery I owned in Newcastle all that time ago. A lot has happened in our individual lives since then. We have both moved and travelled but when we do catch up, if time permits, we make photographs. This photograph was taken when I visited Melbourne, where Summer now lives, for a conference. The session was unplanned and evolved as the morning went on.