Timothy Stuart Hillier
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
Matt Maunder has been the singer in band Mindsnare for twenty years. He has skated and surfed even longer. This photo was taken when we were camped out at Skenes Creek, on the Great Ocean Road on a surf/skate weekend. We lit a fire on the beach and I woke up next to this ugly mug in the morning. Hardcore punk pioneers Mindsnare have played their brand of music in Australia since 1993.
This should have won, who wants a photo of a cartoonist?
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It reminded me of this Diane Arbus pic from the 70s
Maybe something in the eyes? or is it just the shared mild indigestion?
Tattooed man at a Carnival, M.D., 1970
Gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk.