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Profile

Adrian Boddy became interested in photography at Melbourne University where he graduated as an architect in the 1970s. The seeds of still-imagery were sown by his father and grandfather —both of whom were commercial photographers. Subsequently Adrian taught architectural design and photography at universities in Lae, Papua New Guinea, Brisbane and Sydney, and in Wellington, New Zealand.

Adrian’s Research Masters Thesis: ‘Max Dupain and the Photography of Australian Architecture’, QUT, 1996, augmented his knowledge of the subject.

Adrian has also published many articles on photography including:

  • ‘Constructive Images: The nexus between architecture and photography’, Form Work No.2, University of Technology, Sydney, 1998.
  • ‘Dunbar’, Architecture Australia, Vol. 91 No.2, 2002.
  • ‘Between the Covers: a Snapshot of Architectural photography’, Architecture Australia, Vol 93, No.4, 2004.
  • ‘Clarifying Architecture: Max Dupain, David Moore and John Gollings at Yulara’, Photofile No 63, 2001.
  • ‘Tony Hewitt’, Core Program Catalogue, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 2013.

Adrian’s recent photography exhibitions include:

  • Out of the Ashes, in ‘The Unity of Life and Art’, Willoughby Incinerator Art Space, 2013.
  • Hako + Shozo (Portraits in Boxes) in ‘Japan, Australian Perspectives’, Willoughby Incinerator Art Space, 2015

Adrian has been an active freelance photographer for more than thirty years. The focus of his work has expanded to include: landscape, portraits, graphic and product design — although architecture remains his preferred and passionate subject.