We adore Jacqui Stockdale’s recent portrait series, The Quiet Wild. The photography series incorporates elaborate costumes and masks and incorporates painted backgrounds, creating a fantastical setting with fanciful characters. Stockdale’s portraits are playful, yet dark, and they bridge the modern with the historical.

Jacqui Stockdale, based in Melbourne, is an acclaimed Australian visual artist known for her theatrical portrait photography, figurative paintings, drawings and collages. Her practice explores cultural identity, folklore and the transformative nature of masquerade and ritual in society.

Post by Rachel Cassandra.