Aliki is a Melbourne based film photographer with a cross disciplinary background in psychology and philosophy. After a decade of using film, her eclectic mix of portraiture, urban topographics and experimentals aims to question and stir something in our sense of being.
"Anton Corbijn has expressed that “grain is life”. This sits so comfortably with me. For me, regardless of the subject/object, grain breathes life into a photograph and humanises an image. It captures both the perfections and the imperfections. Mostly, I value the imperfections that it can unpredictably reveal. The imperfections allow us to catch a glimpse of the real. And real can be imperfectly, and sometimes uncomfortably dirty. Film has room to capture the dirty in one moment. If you let it. And dirty is lived.
In a world where striving for perfection is often an objective, film provides me a space to breathe. Taking film shots allows me to look at the world differently. To stop. To look. To see. Compress the shutter release. One moment. No delete. I’ve been using film for close to a decade and it still feels like I’m at the very start of my journey."