“Michael Prideaux’s photographs draw attention to the liminal edge of the city laid out along the great puddle of Port Philip Bay, where he has lived for the last 40 years. He uses dazzling natural effects of light to illuminate the multiple layers of bay-side traffic.
Prideaux mostly makes the foreground silhouettes of people and animals an incidental presence in the landscape. Only occasionally do they loom into focus like the exquisite bunch of satin pink Muslim bridesmaids waiting on the Lagoon pier.”
– Dr Ann Stephen Senior Curator University Art Gallery & Art Collections, Sydney University.
Image: Cormorants Elwood, 2009, crane silver rag paper, 432 x 648mm; Bridesmaids Lagoon Pier, 2013, crane silver rag paper, 432 x 648mm.