Exploring deeper cultural roots, responsibilities and expectations within a migrant family. Using natural light, water and juxtaposing allowed me to explore and manipulate shape and form using local produce. Inspired by the octopus and the radical altering in appearance way, shape and form to adapt to the immediate environment and or danger. This contrasting, black and white image aims at depicting the deeper qualities of intelligence and adaptability.
Raquel Aranda is a Perth based photographer whose work explores identity, culture, memories and community. This series Organic Form aims to highlight textures, curious form and negative space linked to childhood memories, using produce from the sea. Using deliberate placement and manipulation of produce to highlight texture and shape linking past and present memories. A deep curiosity, observation and play on imagination fuels a way of documenting and photographing the every day; people, produce, places and spaces, with meaning. Utilising an overall aesthetic approach and juxtaposing allows Raquel to build a visual language inviting the viewer to look closer and seek out new ways of exploring and connecting to memories and the world around them. Through deep conversation and creative exploration, Raquel works as a commercial lifestyle photographer capturing real and raw moments that connect us all.