Narelle Autio- Siren I from the series I-IV 2007
'Having worked as a photojournalist with international and national newspapers, Autio remains attuned to dramatic moments of heightened tension, producing work with a poetic sensibility that challenges the limits of photo-documentation. Whether captured frolicking in the frothy collision of waves and bodies at the water's edge, floating on the ocean's smooth surface waiting for another swell or picnicking upon a verdant swathe of parkland, the figures in Narelle Autio's photographs are ordinary people caught within almost extraordinary tableaux.'
Source: Australian Photographers, www: australianphotographers.org
This is one of four photographic works acquired for the Wesfarmers Collection from Autio's series The place in between - recording in a sequence of images, the precise moment of impact in which a swimmers plunge into deep water, capturing the explosion of energy that erupts within the surrounding stillness.
© Narelle Autio