Gerald Curtin is an abstract photographer based in Sydney. Gerald imagines the world as deconstructed and isolated into discreet parts, pulled apart, layered and recombined to reveal a hidden range of colours and forms. This process creates a new reality that co-exists with the world in which we all live.
“Before I created The Kiss, I had been thinking about the appalling treatment of women in societies all around the world – their lack of equal pay, lack of affordable childcare facilities, lack of corporate and political opportunities at the highest level, lack of safety from violent partners and lack of protection from the violation of rape. And then we heard of Mr Harvey Weinstein. And others. And others. All of this is not right.
So I distorted the usual warmth of a kiss into the grabbing of a lower lip to symbolise how painful it is that half the world’s population is being treated not as she should.” – Gerald Curtin