Take yourself back to a moment where you perceived a camera as being more than just a daily plaything. Back to a time in your mind when it was the conduit for a moment, a place, a feeling. In Stocked, four photographers do more than just point and shoot.
They capture and move.
They construct their own narratives, their own moments in time.
Like diplomats in their truest sense, they rely on their skill and tact in negotiating moments away from others to take as keepsakes of their own.
A diplomat's daughter with a bulging passport; a lapsed image maker and self confessed Nipponphile; a rabid, roving photographer with a poet's heart, and a committed, emerging image maker in constant battle at his day job are brought together to share the Immersion Therapy space.
Together, their images overlap, interweave and intersect, and in their own individual ways, leave signposts of the different journeys each has embarked on.
Underlying each work, is the conviction that no matter how moving an object, no other medium offers a sensation as visceral as photography does.
FIRZA LIYANA is a Malaysian based photographer who has recently been based in Melbourne. Firza has been commissioned for photographic work in Malaysia and Australia, juggling her burgeoning career with the demands of study. The daughter of a diplomat, her photographic strengths are most apparent when she documents people.
Whilst overcoming barriers her photos also document Firza’s ability to make instant connections with her subjects. Firza will be relocating to Malaysia in the near future. Immersion Therapy is delighted to be staging her first Australian showing.