Growing up in the closet, I only ever let certain parts of myself show through. I felt like I was made up of 3 parts. The one I revealed, the one I let myself feel, and the one that was secret & unknown.
I would reflect only certain parts of myself back to others. I tried to merge seamlessly into my surroundings. Like a mirror, keeping everything hidden behind the surface.
As an adult I find myself adopting the same patterns. Segmenting myself and only revealing those parts that fit.
Alone and making images in the landscape, I feel free of it all. There is nothing there but me and it.
Luke David is an Australian photographer based in Melbourne, born in 1978. His practice is centred around investigating culture and identity through landscape photography, incorporating both the natural and built environments. He is in the final stages of an Advanced Diploma of Photography at PSC, and has been recognized as a finalist in multiple awards such as the CLIP Award, Australian Photographic Awards, Head On Festival Landscape Award and Mullins Conceptual Prize.