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Jon Green Photographer

'specialising in performing arts, image design, portrait and fine art photography'

 

Jon has enjoyed working as a professional photographer since completing his photographic studies in 1989. It was while employed as the university photographer for over eight years at Edith Cowan University, that Jon expanded his passion and skills for photographing both the performing arts and the fine arts.

He has spent over 27 years working as a professional photographer. During the last 19 years, Jon has built up a very successful business as a professional freelance performing arts photographer. Working full time servicing the arts industry for promotional needs, documenting arts activity and performances for archival and promotional purposes for most major companies and venues in Perth. He has created a niche in the specialised field of performing arts photography.

During this time, he has accepted assignments and commissions from Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Opera Australia,Happy Dagger Theatre Company, Marrugeku Theatre, West Australian Ballet Co, Australian Ballet Co, Sydney Opera House, Buzz Dance, Ausdance WA, Deckchair Theatre, Yirra Yaakin Theatre, Perth International Arts Festival, Black Swan Theatre Co, Perth Theatre Company, Country Arts WA, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Musica Viva, Perth Concert Hall, Performing Lines (Sydney), Effie Crump Theatre, The Blueroom Theatre, Ministry for Culture and the Arts (currently DCA), Healthway, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), Belvoir Theatre, Thin Ice, Onward Productions, WA Youth Music Association, LACA, Kulcha / Multicultural Arts of WA as well as independent artists and groups.

He has sponsored the WA Academy of Performing Arts since 2002 and is the current Photographic Partner to WA Youth Music Association.

This involvement in the performing arts industry has progressed to commissions in photographic design as well as production documentation with Yirra Yaakin Theatre / ‘Inside Outside’, Buzz Dance Theatre in ‘Fracture’. In 2007, he was commissioned as Image Designer to produce both stills and video images for ‘The Turning’, a co-production by Western Edge, Perth Theatre Company and PIAF for the 2008 Perth International Arts Festival.

Since 1993 he has had several solo exhibitions, been involved in community exhibitions and has had requests for his images to be displayed at performing arts venues and art industry events. 

Exhibitions include;
1993 - ‘Steps along a Path’ – ECU Churchlands Library / solo exhibition
1997 - ‘The Fat Man had Feet Like Fish’ – Fly by Night Musicians Club / solo exhibition
1999 - ‘Looking Back’ – KULCHA WA / solo exhibition
2000 -‘One Woman, a Camera and the Moon’ an photographic exhibition featuring a performance component choreographed and performed by Angela Booth with Joanne White / King Street Arts Centre.
2002 - ‘Green Parrott’ - Mandurah Performing Arts Gallery / co-exhibition with Chrissie Parrott,
2004 - ‘Avec Attitude’ / His Majesty’s Theatre – solo exhibition as part of WA Ballet’s ‘La Boheme’ performance season.
2012 - ‘once in a blue moon’ - solo exhibition / Chrissie Parrott Arts / Maylands / WA
2013 - ‘en noir et blanc +’ featuring images of movement - WA Ballet Centre / Maylands / WA - solo exhibition
2013 - Solo exhibition - Cockburn Medical Centre / Spearwood / WA
2014 - ‘No Standing’ - Artist in Residence - a photographic exploration of movement in a space; ‘Lovers Project’ - including the development and exploration of photographic theatre techniques; and ‘journey into silence’ - solo exhibition / ECU Spectrum Project Space ECU Mt Lawley
2014 - ’60’ - solo exhibition / Shoot Gallery / Perth / WA
2014 - ‘2014 and then some …’ retrospective of personal fine art images - State Theatre Centre / Northbridge / WA
2015 - ‘EVE’ a collection of images of women in contemporary society’ - work in progress

In 1999, Jon graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts - Arts Management Degree. His direction in the arts is to position himself within the industry as specialising in performing and visual arts photography as well as a producer / manager of project based activities. He is interested in how images are used in marketing the arts and in the positioning of the arts companies.

In 2009, he was nominated for Services to Dance at the WA Dance Awards, an acknowledgement of his support and strong connection to the dance community.

Jon was interviewed in 2011 as part of ‘An Oral History of West Australian Dance’, featuring the 20 key figures from the WA dance sector over the last 15 years.

From 2014, Jon was appointed as an Academic Casual to conduct Masterclasses (Theatre Photography and Portfolio Design) for WAAPA 3rd Year Lighting Design students.

In 2017, he will undertake a creative photography residency titled 'Essence' at All Saints' College.

Jon sees photography as more than a creative process to record images; it is one of life style. His passion is to work with both performing artists and visual artists in producing images that are more representative of new and innovative artistic direction in terms of integrity and creative intent rather than just photographic documentation. He is currently working on a long term project to produce a collection of images of women in contemporary Australian society, titled ‘Eve’ / (‘EVEolution’).

Qualifications:
Diploma of Photography (TAFE)
Bachelor of Arts - Arts Management (WAAPA/ECU)