I like to explore the human condition and our relationship to the world around us. The world is multidimensional and exists across both the physical and spiritual space – my images explore our relationship with both. The fragile human essence is at play within the many layers of existence, something we don’t understand but are committed to moving through – towards the unseen challenges that lay ahead.
Maya in Indian Sanskrit means illusion. Maybe the world we see and live in does not exist in the first place; perhaps it’s all a dream. The world in the past does not exist in this moment, and the world today will not exist in the future. The world is nothing but a fleeting experience.
Using intentional camera movement (ICM) and flash, I can freeze the subjects in layers of activity. The subject, still and unchanging, becomes the permanent soul, with the blurred outside layers representing the ever-changing illusion of the impermanent world.
Australian photographer Gavin Rene Libotte (born in Kent, England) is a multi-award-winning Australian photographer based in Sydney. He has been in love with Photography since setting up his darkroom in the bathroom as a teenager. Studying Fine Art and Graphic Design gave him the visual skills and photographic eye to create stunning images. His current obsession is Street Photography, where art meets the everyday, and the human story is documented in a moment. His photographic influences include Ray K. Metzker, Trent Parke and Alex Webb.
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