Artist Statement  

 

‘Visceral’ 

6/5/2004

John Bodin / Penny Jensz  - (Bodin•Jensz)

 

type c colour print collage

60 cmx 37.5 cm

 

This image combines the synergies of handcrafted 3D montage and photography to build a profile of the Australian identity.  Through a linear slice of an Australian demographic the work delves into the relationship between the physical faćade and its psychological reality.  It explores issues of race, deception, fear and primal instinct.

                       

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

                        Name: John Bodin

                        Date of Birth: 16.10.57

                        Country of Birth: Australia

 

                        Address: 33 Lilly Street Clifton Hill  3068

                        Phone: 0412 314 696

                        Email: john@bodin.com.au

 

 

 

                        FORMAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

1982                 - BA Arts, Photography RMIT

 

 

                        CAREER HISTORY

 

1991 - 2003        - Operating John Bodin Photography Pty. Ltd., Commercial and Art based photography

                               in studio/location  both film and digital formats

1989 - 1991        - Operating John Bodin Photography Pty. Ltd. at Brian Brandt & Associates Windsor

1984 - 1988        - Operating John Bodin Photography Pty. Ltd. at Peter Walton & Associates South Melbourne

 

 

                        INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS

 

- AIPP, (Australian Institute Professional Photography), member with double master status

                        - ACMP, (Society Advertising Commercial Magazine Photographers), founding member

                        - Chairman RMIT Programme Advisory Committee 2003 and 2004

 

 

                        AWARDS

 

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), Commercial Photographer of the Year

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Commercial Non Commissioned category - ‘Astral Man’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Commercial Non Commissioned category - ‘Reflection of Berlin Tower’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Commercial Non Commissioned category

                             ‘Eiffel Tower’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Commercial Non Commissioned category

‘On The Road #2’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Illustrative category - ‘On The Road #1’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Illustrative category - ‘Night Vision’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Phon’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Piper’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Elliot’

2004                 - AIPP, (Victorian Division), silver award in Portrait category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Alex’

2004                 - AIPP APP silver award in Commercial category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Phon’

2004                 - AIPP APP silver award in Commercial category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Penny’

2004                 - AIPP APP silver award in Commercial category - ‘Visceral’, ‘Alex ’

2003                 - ACMP permanent collection No.10, ‘Reflection of Berlin Tower’

2003                 - ACMP permanent collection No.10, ‘Visceral’, ‘Elliot’

2003                 - AIPP APP silver award in Editorial category, ‘Jewish Museum, Berlin’

2003                 - AIPP APP silver award in Editorial category, ‘Florence at Night’

2003                 - AIPP APP silver award in Editorial category, ‘Ponte Vecchio’

2002                 - AIPP APP silver with distinction award in Illustrative category, untitled

2001                 - ACMP silver award permanent collection No.7, ‘Stainless Steel Kitchen’

2001                 - AIPP APP silver with distinction award in Illustrative category, ‘Stainless Steel Kitchen’

2000                 - AIPP APP gold award in Illustrative category, ‘Dodge’

1999                 - AIPP APP silver award in Illustrative category, ‘Corner Shop Window’

1999                 - AIPP APP silver award with distinction in Landscape category, ‘Railway Turning Table’

1988                 - South Australian Writers and Art Directors Award, Esanda Finance press ad

1988                 - AIPP APP silver award in Landscape category, ‘Deep Forest’

1997                 - Dimensional Illustrators silver award, New York, ’Helmet’

1997                 - AIPP APP silver award with distinction in Illustrative category, ‘Home Trail’

1997                 - AIPP APP silver award in Illustrative category, ‘Under the South Eastern Freeway’

1997                 - AIPP APP silver award with distinction in Illustrative category, ‘Richmond Silos’

1995                 - MADC Best Community Service Award, Australians Against Child Abuse

1994                - AIPP APP Victorian Photographer of the Year Award

1994                 - AIPP APP silver award in Landscape, ‘Joshua Trees, New Mexico’

1994                 - AIPP APP silver award with distinction in Landscape category, ‘Grand Canyon’

1994                 - AIPP APP silver award in Landscape category, ‘Deserted House, Narbarthong’

1994                 - AIPP APP silver award with distinction in Landscape category, ‘Pen and Paper’

1993                 - Ilford Open Award, ‘Grand Canyon’

1992                 - AIPP APP silver award in Illustrative category, ‘Blue Nude #1’

1992                 - AIPP APP silver award in Illustrative category, ‘Blue Nude #2’

1992                 - AIPP APP silver award in Illustrative category, ‘Blue Nude #3’

 

 

                        GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2004                 - New Social Commentaries Acquisitive Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery

2003                 - Homeless Gallery, Melbourne

2002                 - Free Radicals Self Portrait Awards, Melbourne

2001                 - ACMP Travelling Exhibition, Gallery 101 Melbourne

1996                 - AIPP Travelling Exhibition

1989                 - RMIT gallery retrospective

 

 

                        RESIDENCIES

 

2003                 - Perl Academy, New Delhi

 

 

                        JUDGING

 

1989 - 2004        - AIPP National and State Photography Awards

2000 - 2003        - AIPP Panel Chairman of Judges 2000 - 2003

2001 & 2003      - ACMI, (Australian Centre Moving Image), Diegesis Festival

 

 

                        GUEST LECTURING AND MENTORING

 

                        - RMIT Visual communications, Melbourne

- PSC  Photographers Study college, Melbourne