2015 Emerging Photography Contender: Harrison Moss

For A Sheltered Harbour, Melbourne-based photographer Harrison Moss takes an intimate glimpse at the cozy suburb of Williamstown as it slowing morphs from a quiet homestead on the sea into an affluent and gentrified community. 

Broken Caravan, Maddox Road, Williamstown

Broken Caravan, Maddox Road, Williamstown

Writes Moss in his Artist Statement, “I explore Williamstown’s lazy seaside character while engaging with its history and maritime identity. A Sheltered Harbour offers a form of tranquility in its depiction of quiet environments that seem to nonchalantly anticipate the changing status of the suburb. The mixture of vacant interiors, disconnected landscapes and portraits hold strange promises of patronage and nostalgia. The collection of images contain a peculiar honesty and warmth, with the subjects appearing both personal and foreign.”

Vins, Williamstown Seniors Citizen Centre, Williamstown

Vins, Williamstown Seniors Citizen Centre, Williamstown

Untitled, La Parker Reserve, Williamstown

Untitled, La Parker Reserve, Williamstown

All images © Harrison Moss

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

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