Lilli was raised in a handbuilt, mudbrick home on a commune in New South Wales.
There was no running water or electricity, but she had the bush as her closest companion throughout her young life.
The urge to be close to water and the natural world has stayed with her ever since –
and today, she expresses her connection through her fine art photography, which explores the human condition
through dramatic images of the female form in haunting, windswept landscapes.
Waters comes from a family line of women artists. Her mother is a well-regarded botanical artist,
and her grandmother was a photojournalist during the Vietnam War
and a former Australian of the Year. Both had a strong sense of social activism and a love for nature,
and Lilli’s unusual upbringing instilled those same values in her.
A Lilli Waters image has a painterly quality, evoking the Pre-Raphaelites with macabre,
foreboding elements, a jewel-like palette and a sensitive use of light.
Waters makes use of translucent fabrics and long hair to obscure the identities of her subjects,
suggesting that the image might be just as much a mirror for the viewer, as it is a portrait.
Lilli brings the power of her fine art photography to her commercial and private commissions.
Her work has been widely exhibited both in solo and group shows in Tuscany, Frankfurt, Tokyo, London, Sydney, and Melbourne,
and has been published in Vogue (Aus), Belle Magazine (Aus), Art Aesthetica (UK), The Opera Magazine (Germany)
and has featured in the films Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed (USA).
In 2019, her works were finalists in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, National Photographic Portrait Prize,
Incinerator Art Award, Perth Centre of Photography Iris Award, NOW Contemporary Art Award, Mono Awards
and photographic series ‘Others Dream’ highly commended in Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers Award.
Lilli is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia
and is available to travel worldwide.
UNIQLO, Anna Sui, Finlayson, Bloomberg, Hunter and Folk, Universal Pictures, Real Living Magazine, Business Week,
Frankie Magazine, Peppermint Magazine, Yen Magazine, Harper Collins,
Agero Group Architecture, Melanie Beynon Architecture, Victorian Police Museum
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