Emerging fashion photographers take the lead from Monty Coles

Under the guidance of regular Nikon contributor and fashion photographer Monty Coles, a new generation of photographers have graduated with an impressive fashion exhibition and portfolios of work.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) final year photography students showed their work in the 2010 ‘Blow Up’ exhibition.

Works from 63 emerging photographers were displayed at Melbourne’s ‘Guildford Lane Gallery’, a century-old former furniture factory, from 6th – 19th December 2010.

Monty documented the excitement and hard work that went into preparing the exhibition, click here to see the behind-the-scenes story unfold.


Photo by Suryanty Thoeng

Photo by Suryanty Thoeng


RMIT encourages the students to develop with, the luxury of time and guidance, a unique signature, style and attitude by looking at what’s happening in the world around them. They explore and interpret processes of adaption and change and experiment with the composition of light to capture those moments. Monty explains.

Some students have a strong innate sense of style and need help dealing with the mechanics. Others are great with the equipment side but have trouble refining an approach to a project that works as an image.

Photo by Sheree Porter

Photo by Sheree Porter


More of the student’s work can be seen on Monty’s site www.theloupe.org. Click here to view >>

Photo by Emma Caldwell

Photo by Emma Caldwell


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Published by mynikonlife Feb 22, 2011
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