Melbourne-based, award winning 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 editorial, documentary and reportage photography, but above all, travel.
Nicole has exhibited in numerous solo shows, in Melbourne, Brisbane, New York and, along with the publication T-world Journal, has exhibited on Cockatoo Island in Sydney as part of the Outpost Project which included 40 portraits printed at over 2 metres high.
Her catalogue of exhibitions continues, with placements including the National Gallery Of Victoria, a commissioned work for White Night Melbourne, which received high praise from national media, with her solo projection placed onto the walls of the National Gallery of Victoria. and a solo exhibition at The Patterson Gallery as part of the Independent Photography Festival.
Nicole has also received countless commission proposals, allowing the photographer access to capture portraits of some very recognisable names and faces. Her reputation for not only capturing her sitters personal style and image, but also for accessing a deeper portrayal of personality from the subject, has provided Nicole with a broad spectrum of portrait commissions.
Along with her versatile and adaptive style of portrait photography, Nicole has a niche talent for capturing urban environments, giving way for her to produce truly iconic image collections. Her documentation of urban sprawl, decay and abandon shows not only her sheer motivation for social commentary but also her innate ability to source beauty in places overlooked by the untrained eye. Shooting a fine balance of derelict and disused environments across the globe, including Indonesia, Japan, USA and her backyard of Australia, Nicole’s images dictate a combined set of emotions – a sense of mourning and celebration for what these places once were.
Website - www.nicolereed.photography
Australian music producer, artist and performer Plutonic Lab has provided the backdrop for countless artists over a mammoth career spanning two decades, collaborating on over 80 releases locally and internationally including with Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, G-Love, Dialectrix, Drapht, Hilltop Hoods, and Wiley.
Plutonic Lab’s latest LP “Deep Above The Noise” won best Hip-Hop Album at the VIC Music Awards 2016. The album was a Double J feature album and both singles “The Crib” ft. Guilty Simpson & “Sliced Bread” ft. Notes To Self BBRC added to rotation on national broadcaster Triple J. The album was also featured on several community radio stations nationally.
Plutonic Lab notably produced Dialectrix’s 2013 album “The Cold Light of Day” which was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, won the 2009 UK Mercury Prize for his work with Speech Debelle, and was nominated for ‘Best Urban Release’ at the 2008 ARIA Awards as half of hip-hop duo Muph & Plutonic.
Plutonic has toured across across Australia and at large festivals such as Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass & Internationally in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Singapore, UK & Europe.
Plutonic has landed support from National broadcaster Triple J with placements in the ‘Hottest 100’ & the highly coveted ‘Triple J Feature Album’ placements multiple times.
Website - www.plutoniclab.com