Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson’s photo book, Extracts, explores the last six years of Stephenson’s photography. Shooting selectively on a variety of film formats, and taking a more hands-on approach toward his medium, Stephenson invites his viewers to see the disturbances and physical transformations that take place in the creation of the images. Without settling into a single style, Stephenson varies his subjects; travelling from remote Australia to Eastern Europe, his approach ranges from formal precision to showcasing the disfigured marks that result when his images are left to chance. When looking closely one can find Stephenson’s attraction to transgression and privacy as well as otherness, intimacy and dissociation.
Mclean Stephenson has been working as a photographer since 2009 and is well known in the music industry, working with such performers as Alex Cameron, PVT, Megan Washington, Isabella Manfredi and Jack Ladder.