Photography Year Two
“Fine arts is about getting in touch with what drives you to be a creative and then making work that is true to that,” states Photography student Rainer Weston.
He chose to study fine arts because he wanted to think beyond the technical side of photography.
“At Whitecliffe it's not about rendering a picture well or creating a cool sculpture. You’re encouraged to expand your thinking capabilities about making art,” says Rainer, who recently won an award in the Eden Young Artists Awards 19 to 25 year old best artist category and has also had his work featured in Image Nation, an annual photography convention organised by AIPA (Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association) during which approximately 12 photographers are selected to feature on the Image Nation website for 12 months.
He says it is invigorating for his creative practice to be immersed in a creative environment surrounded by like-minded talented people who are making exciting work.
“I think it is important to feel like your voice matters when you're a developing artist. Being here offers an insightful experience for us, the next generation of artists, into contemporary views around art topics and where art is going.”