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Mr. Zee, 2021

Luke Ray

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Justin is an artist from the Bellarine Peninsula who creates sculptures and paintings at his home studio. Justin's property is a work of art in itself. The garden is an oasis of shapes, forms and unusual flora. I photographed Justin with one of his personal projects, his 1957 Triumph Thunderbird that he built himself, making many of the parts to his own design. I photographed Justin on medium format film in his garden, surrounded by (and sitting on) his art.

Courtesy of the artist

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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