Jesse Marlow - Laser Vision

Art Artwork from Australia. Published by anonymous on Tuesday 23 October 2012.

Jesse Marlow - Laser Vision image

Australia’s celebrated street photographer Jesse MARLOW has won the $25 000 Bowness Photography Prize for 2012.

This is the first time a street photographer has won the $25 000 prize. Marlow’s winning photograph Laser vision is an ambiguous and disorientating image of a chance encounter during the photographer’s daily travels around the streets of Melbourne. Marlow said, “contrived photographic shoots and intricately designed set-ups have never interested me. Rather it is the uncertainty of street photography that continues to stimulate. The idea that I can leave the house one morning and come home at the end of the day with a photograph that will be with me forever constantly drives and excites me.”