August 14, 2020
PHOTOS PUNCTUATING LIFE
IN CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE PHOENIX
Photography by Suzanne Phoenix
Interview by Melanie Meggs
Suzanne Phoenix is a Melbourne-based photographer capturing people and places through events, live music and performance, documenting street and daily life. Photographs punctuate Suzanne's life. Photography gives her life a rhythm, it sets the pace and provides her opportunities to just pause. Suzanne has this certain kind of magic that she brings to us through her camera lens. The camera allows her to see things without judgment and stretches her boundaries. It’s a tool to explore herself in a creative way, to not be in control or analyse and to grow as a person. Suzanne often focuses on a topic where she would like to see more representation or an interpretation by a female gaze.
“An artist serves their community.”
"When I worry about focusing too much on things that I am close to, love and am part of and think I should be working bigger, I remember the way I can best serve is in those very places."