Bronze 2019 / Fine Art / Nudes

Mystery Girl

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Photographer
    Malcolm Lobban

Through the painted gate, just behind the fence, in the backyard of this little bohemian place, her silver trailer sits sheltered by a large tree. It is a rather odd one, they say, it must be almost seventy years ago that this was the state of the art. The heat and humidity is heavy, with only the occasional sea breeze providing some relief. She wears an old fashioned flowery dress, the washed out blue has faded long ago. She smells of daisies and mosquito repellent. How she came to be there no one knows, no history, no explanation. Who is this Mystery Girl ?

Born in 1959, Malcolm is an architect with a passion for photography. As a student studying architecture he was drawn to the black and white street photography in Paris and New York City from the 30’s-60’s in particular the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sophie Calle, Raymond Depardon, and Robert Doiseau. While studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Ryerson School of Image Arts, he became interested in the black and white fashion/portraits/fine art photographs of Lillian Bassman, Imogen Cunningham, Peter Lindbergh, Irvin Penn, & Deborah Turbeville.