CHARMAINE LYONS – Photographic Portrait Artist
CHARMAINE LYONS is a photographic portrait artist best recogniSed for her unique, artistic portrait work: haunting photographs that capture not only the image but the soul of the people who sit before her.
Charmaine is an artist with a social conscience in the pursuit of social change. She constantly seeks to convey strong narrative and meaning through her photographic practice, focusing on social concerns. Her startling and sometimes jarring images of cancer survivors, the ill and the distressed are captured with the desire to instigate societal change by helping to inform the community of these issues.
Featuring models Jacob McDonald, Jemma Grant & Mai Molin
Charmaine has exhibited both nationally and internationally; having group exhibitions in Orlando Florida and through her close association with the charity organization Scar Stories, group exhibitions in Melbourne, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Her images of cancer survivors were published in the 2014 Scar Stories book and other publications throughout Australia.
Charmaine is a diverse artist working across the genres of documentary photography with the strong desire to story tell, to artistic portrait work exploring, high contrast black and white photography, grain, soft focus, reflection and a sense of the cinematic. Her images capture a spontaneous reaction to the moment and surroundings with a desire to encapsulate the mystery and ambiguity of a transitory moment in time.