ABOUT

Aaron Chapman is a photographer and writer living and working on the Gold Coast, Australia.

His work achieves a balance between calm and chaos. Referencing Jeffrey Smart, Alec Soth, Jeff Wall and Grant Mudford as inspiration, Chapman attempts to make the ordinary extraordinary by finding allegorical elements in his surrounding urban landscapes.

Born in Denpasar, Indonesia in 1990, Chapman’s family then moved to Australia where he graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Arts. After several years travelling and working abroad, Chapman returned to the Gold Coast where he focuses on his photographic practices, both contemporary and commercial architecture, and his other passion, writing.   

 

EDUCATION

2014/2016 - Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Geometry. Salon Exhibition—The Passporte Gallery.

2017 - 145 Minimal Photos Find Magic In the Mundane. Feature Shoot

2016 - OPEN NIGHT. Maverick Hair & Art Space. Gold Coast

 

PROJECTS

2017/2018 - Super Souvenir (Gold Coast City Council)

Concrete Poetry (ongoing) 

2016 - Blank & Blue (collaboration with artist, Jay Jermyn)

 

AWARDS

2017 - Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2017, Art Category, Highly Commended for 'Concrete Poetry'

2017 - The Independent Photographer Color Photography Award, Editor's Pick

2016 - Lomography Breaking Boundaries Award, Winner

2016 - Gold Coast Open House Photography Competition, Finalist

2015 - Griffith University School of Humanities Writing Prize

 

PRESS

Super Souvenir

Nouvelle Vague

Blank Gold Coast

 

CONTACT

For commission, editorial or print enquiries, please contact Aaron below.

(+61) 0406 500 776

hello@aaron-chapman.com

@aaronmchapman