Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Abstract


  • Photographer
    Sharon Blance
  • Studio
    Image Workshop
  • Website

These images were created after studying the psychological and neurological science of 'The Beholder's Share': the internal mental experience of the viewer.

We can never directly perceive the world: trapped within our own biology, light and shadow become transmuted into bioelectrical signals that we infuse with psychological meaning and interpretation.

The images were created in an extremely mundane, everday place. The subject is still while the photographer is in flux: contorting and performing her own strange, physical ritualistic dance in order to bring forth a new vision.

Sharon grew up in Canada and has been creating pictures for as long as she can remember. Her first love was painting, until a school project to make a pinhole camera from a shoebox sparked a lifelong fascination with photography.

She currently works in Melbourne as a commercial photographer. Her personal interests lie in art photography, particularly analog or alternative image making methods, and exploring the psychological relationship between picture and viewer.

Awards 2020 2x Honourable Mentions – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2019 Honourable Mention – Tokyo International Foto Awards

2019 Third Place (Film/Analogue), 4x Highly Commended, and Honourable Mention – Australian Photography Awards

2019 3x Honourable Mentions – International Photography Awards

2018 Silver Winner – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2017 6th place (Portrait) – Australian Photography Awards