Melbourne based, RMIT photography student Prue Stent's work is spontaneous, yet intended. It is soft lensed yet bold coloured. It is delicate, and vulnerable yet approaches issues with a strong sense of opinion. It is striking, enticing, and her signature is undeniable.
With her work often exploring the relationship between femininity and nature, human form and landscape, her works often appear as one thing but inherit several meanings. Although her images regularly feature pastel colours, interesting shapes and forms, the intricacy of the photo's subject often appears delicate. She orientates her natural backdrops–with human and object subjects– into a translation of the almost symbiotic relationship between them. The ease of which Stent creates this connection between the two is testament to how she has honed her signature style.
From road trips for backdrops and using her friends as subjects, Prue Stent doesn't limit the extent to which she can construct meaning through her images using any tools available to her. Similarly she capitalises on all photographic mediums; her images appear as still lives, fashion editorial-esque, flat lay and 3D, but there is always a sense of interaction and the enticement for discussion.
With talent like this Stent it made for a future of exhibition and excellence.
Words/ Jamie-Maree Shipton