About

Lilli has been the recipient of a number of awards, including Click 17 Brunswick St Gallery Art Prize Finalist 2017, Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist 2017 and 2015, Head On Portrait Prize Finalist 2013, and Highly Commended at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and twice Semi-Finalist 2012. 

 
 
The windswept drama of the carefully composed, haunting landscapes of Melbourne-based artist Lilli Waters (b. 1983) is interspersed with predominantly female figures whose incandescent skin, enshrouded in jewel-toned fabrics and illuminated by firelight, offsets the water-logged darkness of their surroundings. At first glance the photographs appear laden with doomed romance and a macabre eroticism. It is only on closer inspection that the viewer begins to glean a message of empowerment. The images are delicate and audacious, offering insight into the complexity of their inhabitants, just as the elemental background evokes a sense of foreboding. Waters challenges the conditioning of women in contemporary culture, which she attributes to an internalisation of sexism. Through her photographs, Waters encourages self-acceptance, emotional awareness and defiant celebration in her subjects and, subsequently, in herself.
— Art Aesthetica Magazine
 

Lilli Waters is an award winning photographic artist and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. 

Both a fine art and commercial photographer, Lilli is available for editorial and commercial commissions both Nationally and Internationally. Selected Fine Art works are available in limited editions.

Lilli has been the recipient of a number of awards, including being a Finalist in the National Still Life Award 2017, Brunswick St Gallery Art Prize Finalist 2017, Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist 2017 and 2015, Head On Portrait Prize Finalist 2013, and Highly Commended at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and twice Semi-Finalist 2012. Her photographs have been seen worldwide and most notably at her solo show 'She Raw' at Blak Dot Gallery in 2012.

Her work has been published in magazines such as Elle, Yen, Art Aesthetica and Real Living, and photographs featured in the film 'Fifty Shades Darker' in 2017. Lilli was also invited to show works as part of the Venice Biennale Festival in 2017. 

 

COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATION: Curatorial & Co. // COMING SOON

 

CLIENTS INCLUDE

Real Living Magazine // Peppermint Magazine // Yen Magazine // 
Harper Collins // Carpenter's Daughter // Universal Pictures // Ivy League //
Local Gatherings // Stephanie Somebody // Tomboy // Maripossa // Kuwaii //
Georgeous Occasions // NORTH // Aneka Manners // Rose St. // 
Suzanne Harward // FAT Clothing // Katie Marx