Cam Attree has over 20 years of experience in the photographic industry; he holds an Associate Diploma of Arts in Applied Photography from Griffith University. Cam is a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
Cam has a diverse portfolio of award- winning artistic nude photography. Although he specializes in fine art nudes, burlesque and vintage glamour photography, he has a sound knowledge in all forms of the photographic art. He has received numerous awards for a variety of photographic styles, both nationally and internationally.
Some of Cam’s credits include:
- 2008 Queensland Portrait Photographer of the Year with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)
- 2012 Creative Asia Landscape Photographer of the Year
- 2013 RAW Australia Photographer of the Year
Cam had a ‘eureka moment’ when he noticed the way a small pool he’d built for a separate project caught the light and reflected the human form, sparking the concept for ‘IMMERSION’.
He set to work using just a 3m squared space and 40 volunteer models – some who have never posed nude before.
As a photographic exploration, IMMERSION is a study of both aspects and its meaning. 1: The action of immersing someone or something in liquid. 2: Deep mental involvement in something.
The subjects, while literally immersed in a shallow pool of water, often slip into a semi conscious state; a daydream which allows the sub conscious mind to reflect and rise to the surface, often revealing an alternative guise.
IMMERSION has been quite a different project for me as I generally vary the locations in my previous works. The biggest challenge was trying to avoid repetition and create new poses that also worked in the reflection of the water.
Apart from my sore shoulders and aching back from lying on my stomach to get the right angle, the models also had to keep themselves from shivering and causing too many ripples that would distort the reflected image. I would say it has been a labour of love from both sides, and I was honoured to have so many people volunteer their time, Cam says.