Sylvester Sessions #80

Jacqueline wears Ink splatter shift dress.

Jacqueline wears Ink splatter shift dress.

Jacqueline Bouvier

Melbourne, Australia

What female photographers do you admire?

Valerie Chiang, June Canedo, Dafi Hagai, and a little more close to home, Melbourne based photograhers, Sarah Pannell and Kate Molenkamp.

What is the last book that you read?

I much prefer comics and short stories over large novels. My last read was Simon Hanselmann’s “Amsterdam”, which is his latest anthology of his Megg, Mogg and Owl comics. They’re so funny but so incredibly bleak. To switch things up I’m now reading both Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time” and Albert Camus’ “The Plague”.

How do you define beauty?

Other than, the moment when you see an untouched landscape for the first time, when people actually come together to overcome adversity, that is what’s actually beautiful.

What are you listening to at the moment?

As I answer this question it’s Twerps’ “Range Anxiety” one of my favourite albums from 2015. They’re so good at summing up how I feel in all of their songs.

How do you release your creativity?

I find that I shoot way more pictures when I’m outside of Melbourne / the inner northern suburbs where I mostly frequent. I’d say a change of scenery really gets the “creative juices” flowing. Sometimes I feel really inspired after watching a film with amazing cinematography.

Interview and photography by Amy Pearson.