VET students collaborate at Canon photography exhibition
NIDA Vocational Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance students took part in a photographic shoot with Toby Burrows at Canon Australia’s celebration of professional photography exhibition series at the gallery at the Hyatt Regency.
Photo: Toby Burrows photographic art
Two of NIDA’s Vocational Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance students, Katerina Dominis and Danielle Graham, took part in a photographic shoot with Toby Burrows at Canon Australia’s celebration of professional photography exhibition series at the gallery at the Hyatt Regency.
The students portrayed unsettling medical personnel for the shoot, and needed to embalm inanimate objects clinically and methodically as part of Toby’s extraordinary photographic art.
‘It was a lot of fun,’ said Katerina. ‘The artworks had a powerful energy and presence, and were also very ethereal and calm. The atmosphere really gave my imagination the permission to play with my character's movements, which were precise, controlled and repetitive. Toby had a very clear vision and with his guidance it felt very natural to act in such a transcendental space.’
‘I thought the way Toby was able to creatively symbolise our society's value of appreciation towards material possessions was unique and very cleverly portrayed. Only our eyes were shown while we were embalming, which was quite a beautiful contrast to the lifeless objects surrounding us. I loved seeing the different objects come out on set throughout the day. The car was incredibly beautiful in its simplicity.’
‘I’ve done movement and experimental pieces of theatre before, but never something like this professional photographic setting, with a whole team working around you. The whole team was committed to making a wonderful piece of art’ said Danielle.
Learn more about NIDA's Vocational Diplomas at the Open Day on Saturday 16 June. Entry is free, register your interest here: https://www.nida.edu.au/open-day