the argument with spring
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Though born in Perth, Australia in 1981, Jessica Tremp grew up in a Swiss village near Zurich before moving to Melbourne at the age of 18. She brought with her a love for theatrics, romanticism and nature and combines these with her passion for the art of photography. She often uses herself as a model and prefers an organic, spontaneous and naturally lit approach to her work, aiming to create an emotional authenticity rather than a literal accuracy.
She is self-taught and draws inspiration from blues music, Italian food, a nature that seems to slip through our fingers, connection and disconnection, midnight snacks eaten alone, the animal kingdom, awkward social experiences and that deep covered up need to be cradled by something extraordinary.
She was one of 5 finalists in the ‘2010 Projections’ in the arts category for best emerging photographers in Australia and won Gold at the Paris ‘Prix de la Photographie’ in the portraiture/self portraiture section in 2011.
Her first solo show was in Sydney at Mick Gallery in November 2011.
Her images have been featured in online and print magazines around the world including ‘Shots’ (America), Fine Art Photo Magazine (Germany), Take, Fallen and Empty Magazine (Australia).