27.1.11

Carrol Jerrems

Carol Jerrems (1949-1980) is another Australian photographer that I have recently discovered and admire. She spent much of the 70s photographing counter-culture in suburban Sydney and Melbourne, mostly photographing herself and friends in both contrived and more relaxed settings.  What's particularly interesting to me is that her work still looks quite contemporary, particularly when compared to today's photographers who work with film and/or use vintage processing techniques. 

Jerrems died, aged 31 years, of a rare blood disorder.  She documented her short illness on film and donated all her work to the Australian National Archive after her death.

10 comments:

urban muser said...

Her work looks interesting. So sad her life was cut so short.

Kristina said...

beautiful pictures and really looking quite contemporary!! love the first picture!
viele gruesse, kristina

Krystal said...

Those are really neat pictures, what a great discovery!

justine said...

wonderful photographs and so sad she died so early.

Anika said...

These are wonderful portraits...it takes a certain kind of photographer to be able to pull out not only a great image but also the true essence of someone's personality. Thanks for the intro!

Carla said...

Thanks for this wonderful post. I didn't know this photographer but love the pictures you have posted. I agree so contemporary.. Carla

Jamie said...

Wow - her work is amazing. It's sad to think of what she might have accomplished with a longer life.

Viv said...

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CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

What an incredible photographer...I had not heard of Carol before but I'm now off to discover more. You're so right about her shots being timeless...they certainly look of the moment...
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful find
x

bobbi said...

There is something desperate in these photos. I love them.