Welcome to Twelve Frames with Genevieve Walshe, photographer, thinker and Hillvale Lab original service extraordinaire.
When I met Gen, she was processing rolls for the au courant devotees of Melbourne’s film shooting community from the original roller door Independent Australian Photo Lab. A talented young human with an eye for capturing the fleeting gems peppered in moments of stillness, Gen had these Rusty flares with an orange hi-vis speed stripe, and she wore them like nobody else could, uniquely and unassuming. Genevieve’s photographs are like her Rusty jeans: soft and considered, with an idiosyncratic flair. They gently command your attention and converse with you from the inside, leaving you to mull in warm tones as relaxed as the subjects embellished within.
Gen currently calls home the Red Centre in Central Australia, steeping in the humidity in and around Alice Springs. Her Twelve Frames were shot here in the hues of persistent sunlight. Capturing the arid air of the Australian desert, Gens photos are awash with red dust, a Red Moora and the seemingly endless golden hour.
Take some time out and soak up Twelve Frames with Genevieve Walshe.
In your own words, what do you do?
Lots of things! Mainly trying to do somewhat interesting things with my 24 hours each day or just stare into space, which is still kind of interesting.
What are you working on right now?
Right now I’m working on what to focus on working on.
When did you shoot the roll?
I shot this roll over a few months, I think from around June till August.
Where did you shoot the roll?
Alice Springs, Northern Territory and surrounding areas.
Take a frame at first light
First light of my day, not the day’s day. Late start in other words.
Shoot your favourite tree
I go past this tree almost every day and it always looks somewhat whimsical to me.
Take a self-portrait outside
In the middle of all the things in my backyard
Shoot a space you feel creative in
This one’s more about making a space to be creative in. I wanted to be outside but felt like I should try to have good posture at the same time. So this is what I did.
Shoot the weather
The weather doesn’t change too much up here, warm and sunny every day. I haven’t seen it rain yet at this point.
Photograph someone you love
Something I love – food. 10 and 6 are interchangeable because I love the things/people that make me happy and vice versa.
Shoot a stranger
I had never met the iconic Australian Desert Pea before spring rolled around.
Shoot your backyard
Always good washing weather = always washing on the line.
Shoot the contents of your bag
This is the contents of my bag.
Something that makes you happy
Angels that also happen to be my friends.
Shoot the last light
Would you like it if it was always sunset?
Shoot yourself before bed
This one didn’t work out (so instead we put together a trio of the superb extra frames from Gen’s roll).