Brett Hilder

Born in Sydney, Hilder has always been attracted to the exotic: the 1959 Brazilian classic, Black Orpheus, was the first film that influenced him. In 1969 he set up his own studio and became one of the most innovative fashion photographers of the time, working in Paris and Sydney. He took portraits of prominent identities and actors with the Sydney Theatre Company. Recently his photography has shifted more towards a romantic theme, suggesting the viewer has happened upon a scene in a film.

Brett Hilder - Italian Girl (Como Fue), A Story of Tina Modotti. A film [by Brett Hilder]. Print made Hill End 2002.

Brett Hilder –  Italian Girl (« Como Fue »), A Story of Tina Modotti. A film [by Brett Hilder]. Print made Hill End 2002.

Brett Hilder -Reflected Kimono, 1998-2003. Toned silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder -Reflected Kimono, 1998-2003. Toned silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder - Indian Rug (New Mexico), 1997

Brett Hilder – Indian Rug (New Mexico), 1997

rett Hilder -Roses (Como Fue), 1996-2002. Toned silver gelatin print

rett Hilder -Roses (Como Fue), 1996-2002. Toned silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder – Soft Shoulder 1996

Brett Hilder – Soft Shoulder 1996

Brett Hilder - Action, 1976. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder – Action, 1976. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder -Deco Badge II, 1972. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder -Deco Badge II, 1972. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder - Strobe II 1970

Brett Hilder – Strobe II 1970

 

Robert Besanko

Robert Besanko -Back Skirt, 1977 Digital print,

Robert Besanko -Back Skirt, 1977 Digital print

Robert Besanko- Denise, 1977  Gelatin silver print,

Robert Besanko- Denise, 1977 Gelatin silver print

Besanko has been working with the now obsolete Kodalith paper since the 1970s. Originally intended for graphic art purposes, Kodalith paper was adopted by a number of photographers because of its ability to produce a wide range of grainy, high-contrast, and sepia tonal effects. Kodalith’s unusual qualities required a high degree of skill from the photographers who had to remove the print at precisely the right moment from the developer and quickly get it into the stop bath, making each print unique.

Robert Besanko -Back Skirt,  1976, Kodalith paper print

Robert Besanko -Back Skirt, 1976, Kodalith paper print

Robert Besanko -Denise No. 3, 1976 Kodalith paper print

Robert Besanko -Denise No. 3, 1976 Kodalith paper print

Robert Besanko -Mandy, No. 1. 1971-1972.

Robert Besanko -Mandy, No. 1. 1971-1972.

Robert Besanko -Untitled (Mandy butterfly legs) , 1971

Robert Besanko -Untitled (Mandy butterfly legs) , 1971