Neville Hiatt

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Journeys II – Behind Closed Doors

JOURNEYS II – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, a series of selective colour photographs to bring attention to the difficulties experienced during life’s journey.

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In creating the body of work Journeys that was exhibited at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale a desire was born to create images for the stories Journeys wasn’t able to tell. Where Journeys focused more of the journeys we travel in life from a wider perspective, Journeys II – Behind Closed Doors will narrow in on its focus to the more personal. The stories that people don’t see when you’re walking down the street, or at work or smiling in a social group.

The first series was printed in a square format resembling pictures out of a book.  They were all black and white with a selective amount of red in each of the shots.  It was interesting hearing all the different feedback as to what people thought the red signified within each frame and also the story they interpreted from each shot.  Series two will be framed in the 16×9 format resembling stills from a motion picture.  A selective amount of blue will be in each of these shots further informing the viewing as to the story within each frame.

They will all feature the same model enacting different characters portraying events/emotions/situations experienced in life.  The shots will happen in and around Ballarat in Victoria.  Having heard a lot of stories in my time working in radio before my accident and from everything I have survived since then, I’m looking forward to putting what I learnt from shooting the first series into this second collection and telling even more stories without using words.

Your donations are much appreciated and will help make this project happen.

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Neville Hiatt is a storyteller. Be it with a camera, computer, microphone or even a pencil and the back of an old envelope and he will create for you a world different to your own.

A country boy at heart he was born in a small town in the south eastern corner of Australia, though he spent as much time in worlds created by other authors as the one he had been born into.

From having speech therapy as a child he went on to spend a decade working in radio, which took him around the globe. His life was radically changed when he was medically retired before his 30th birthday, due to a life changing accident.

Left battling depression, anxiety and chronic nerve pain as a result of the accident he has become even more passionate about sharing his life experiences and imagination in the hope of inspiring others in their journey. His first solo Melbourne exhibition is currently showing at the Skin Gallery in Carlton.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you. It only matters what you do with your rainbow today.”


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