Melbourne-based photographer Nicole Reed proclaims that, for her, photography is more than just a career – it’s her reason for living. Rarely leaving the house (never mind the country) without her camera, Nicole is proud to have been bitten by the travel bug and searches for the muse of her next frame around every corner. While her work is undoubtedly artistic, Nicole draws inspiration from magazines as well as documentary and reportage photography, favouring people as her subjects.
Nicole has exhibited in four solo shows – in Melbourne, Brisbane and New York. In collaboration with T-world Journal she staged a show on Cockatoo Island in Sydney as part of the 2012 Outpost Project, which included 40 portraits printed at over two-metres high. Nicole was the winner of the Desktop Create Award for Best Photographer in 2012 with her work for the New York Issue of T-world. In 2013, Nicole's work was exhibited at NGV Studio as part of the collaborative exhibition TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture.
More recently Nicole was commissioned by White Night Melbourne to photograph and exhibit her own solo projection onto the National Gallery of Victoria. More than half a million people attended White Night – and The Age, The Herald-Sun and The Australian newspapers named her projections in the top five highlights of White Night 2014
In No Dunk Shots, Nicole combines her love for empty spaces, sporting fields and portraits in an exploration of street ballers and well-worn basketball courts.
Opening Thu 13 Nov, 6–9pm
Exhibition runs until Sun 16 Nov, daily 12–4pm