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Charlie Brophy’s photographs explore teenage ambiguity, gender bending & freedom

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy is a nineteen-year-old photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Of this work, ‘Sharehouse’, she writes: ‘The inspiration in my work is predominately derived from my fascination with youth. For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with observing adolescence and the transition to adulthood. I’m intrigued by youthful innocence (and the loss of such purity).

‘Specific themes I  explore in my work are personal space, sexual identity, teenage ambiguity, gender bending, freedom and growing up in general. Reflective of my own interests, this ‘Sharehouse Series’ is a personal sequence that relates to a lot of occurrences in my own life. The idea of kids taking on adult responsibilities in life whilst finding their own feet and identity fascinates me. Passion, ambiguity, responsibility, independence, relationships, sex and sexuality – Realistic themes we can all identify with at some stage of our lives. I always intend on capturing raw, candid, personal and emotive imagery. This particular series explores youth in a Sharehouse environment, whilst they experience the themes described. I indulge in documenting those that surround me, telling their personal stories. Those closest to me and interesting people I meet along the way are my main subjects’.

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy photography

Charlie Brophy photography

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