Michael Reid now representing Brock Elbank - Art Collector

Brock Elbank, John Hurt, 2014. Pigment print on matte cotton rag art paper, 118.9 x 84.1cm

By Jessa Melicor

Photographer Brock Elbank has joined the stable of artists at Michael Reid Berlin and Sydney galleries.

After a successful career in commercial fashion and advertising photography, Brock Elbank worked to develop a greater focus in portraiture and still-life photography. Mr. Elbank is known for his ongoing 'Beard project', creating visually striking portraits of people with distinctive beards, freckles, scars and tattoos. He is fascinated by the private stories behind public faces and has photographed subjects including actor John Hurt and Beard Season advocate, Jimmy Niggles.

Mr. Elbank's work has been exhibited internationally and his photographic series is the visible anchor for the international charity Beard Season.

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