Photo by Martin Kantor
For nigh on 20 years Martin Kantor cut a swathe through
Australian photographic portraiture, finding remarkable ways to capture his subjects in a unique and creative fashion. This book illustrates that rare image-maker who sought to capture the very psyche of his subjects with results that are at times sublimely beautiful, and at others unnervingly honest. The 86 photos featured in both book and exhibition are portraits Kantor took between the late 1970s and 2002, predominantly featuring the then-burgeoning but now well known identities in the field of Australian culture from the iconic 1980s and 90s – the artists, gallerists, musicians, politicians, and other well known subjects, including: Howard Arkley, David Larwill, Bob Hawke, Jana Wendt, Molly Meldrum, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Mirka Mora, Iggy Pop, Paul Kelly, Split Enz, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, , Grace Jones, Mark E. Smith, and more….