“It’s all about feeling and seeing a space – in its best light – before making the photographic decisions that will translate the experience of the project to the reader. My work is based on a dialogue with the architect/interior designer that informs me about the conceptual framework behind the design and the important features of the project. Then the process is to distill this spatial understanding into images.”
Melbourne based photographer Shannon McGrath trained in fine arts and photography at RMIT University, and has taught photography to first year students at that Institute. Shannon has honed her practice over the last 12 years, concentrating on architecture and interior design with a growing interest in furniture, lighting and industrial design.
Shannon’s images have been published in architecture and design journals, both nationally and internationally. Her work appears regularly in (INSIDE), AR, MONUMENT, HOUSES, ARTICHOKE, BELLE, VOGUE LIVING, INDESIGN and has been sought out by many other international magazines such as DOMUS, FRAME MAGAZINE and MARK overseas.
Her images have been awarded and featured in two ACMP (Australian Commercial Magazine Photographers) Collections. awarded one year Best Australian Photographer in the cataegory of Architecture by Profile Magazine. In addition, she has embarkied on a book photographing the 'Next Wave' of Australian architects around the country. The book is authored by Davina Jackson, designed by Round Studio and published by Thames and Hudson.