Workshop || Q&A with Grace Yu
Tells us a little about you:
I was born and raised in a small country town in far north qld called Atherton. There wasn’t much arts and culture around so I had to self teach myself a lot of things. I then moved to Brisbane for Uni at the Queensland College of Art, where I studied Photography. From there I moved to Toowoomba to work at the University of Southern Queensland as one of their in house photographers for 5 years and now I’m in Brisbane where I’ve just had my 1 year anniversary working for Youfoodz, an international, rapidly growing, fast paced food company.
Talk about your practice:
I generally don’t stick to one particular thing. I really enjoy experimenting with mediums and styles and trying to expand my skillset as much as possible. I love switching from photography to graphic design to calligraphy. Maybe I just get easily distracted?
What is the best part about working in photography:
I find I really enjoy using photography to capture a moment and making it look as amazing as possible. It sounds really simple but… well, you can photograph anything and everything, your subjects are endless. It’s such a versatile medium.
What do you take inspiration from:
Usually whatever is around me. Instagram, advertising and creative agency works - one of the best things about living in the modern world is the access to practically unlimited inspiration.
Artists that inspire you:
Yayoi Kusama | After seeing her stuff I was obsessed with colour blocking.
Alexis Sinclair | A photographer who creates surreal and fantastical scenes using photo compositions.
Jasmine Dowling | She's a Brisbane typographer with an Instagram feed that's absolutely on point. You can check out that Instagram feed here.