'Oliver' a young queer Chinese man living in Melbourne, Australia found it complicated that I found him elegant and wanted to celebrate his beauty. He was confronted by the idea of his own aesthetic validity when in both gay and mainstream culture Euro-centric ideas of male beauty remain.
Allery is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice consists of photography, short fiction and performance. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film Production) from the Queensland University of Technology. Storytelling is at the crutch of Allery’s practice. Through the use of photography, Allery focuses on capturing the atmosphere tethered to physical spaces melding autographical fact with fiction. Subjects are individuals that are part of his social fabric who are chosen and willingly play out roles in open-ended narratives.