Lilli Waters is an Australian photographer and filmmaker living and working in Melbourne. Both a fine art and commercial photographer, her works consist of portraits mostly of women and still life. Figures and objects are placed within environments which take both the subject and the viewer out of their comfort zone, pushing and testing our reactions to the natural worlds and gender roles. Often in the film noir style, Lilli’s photographs portray a sense of mystery, where objects lurk in shadows and bodies contort, merging into the landscape.
Lilli’s series shot in Iceland was shot during her honeymoon. A sense of wonder and awe ensured as they explored this other-worldly place. “Exploring the craters in blackened lava fields brought an eerie feeling that we had somehow landed on the moon,” says Lilli. “This is a place I will keep deep in a sacred corner of my heart for many many years.
Lilli holds an Advanced Diploma in Photography at The Photographic Imaging College, graduating with honours in 2002. She has been the recipient of a number of awards including Finalist in STILL National Still Life Award 2017, Click 17 Brunswick St Gallery Finalist 2017, Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist 2017 and 2015, Head On Portrait Prize Finalist 2013, and Highly Commended at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and twice Semi-Finalist 2012. Her photographs featured in the film ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ in 2017. Lilli was also invited to show works as part of the Venice Biennale Festival in 2017.