Being an assistant in a technical field can have something of the Igor about it. The feature photographer goes on with their showy job, while the assistant toils day-by-day providing touch-ups, grunt work and an occasional spark of lightning. Sun Studios has been running an award to bring Sydney's photographic Igors out of the shadows, and is bringing you the results at an upcoming exhibition in its Alexandria gallery. The Sun Studios Assistants Award aims to recognise photographers working their way up through the industry, helping push less established artists on to hopefully greater things. The Award has been open to entries since March, and on Thursday images from the six finalists will be shown some light.
'Uniform' is the theme for this year's competition, be it costuming, camouflage or sameness. The winner and runners-up will be announced at Thursday's opening night (open to the public, but RSVP essential), and all of the finalists stand a chance of turning up in an upcoming issue of sponsor Monster Children. If you can't make it Thursday, the exhibition continues until June 30.
Original image by Alexandre Vialle.