Tristan Still is a multidisciplinary artist best known for his work in photomedia – most notably his intimate portraits – as well as his non-traditional approach to skateboarding photography. His subjects are often tied together by a shared commonality of resistance to capitalist ideals and authority – those who fiercely challenge cultural normative behaviours, practices and expectations through their actions and identities.
His most recent work is focused on gender and identity through highly unique, experimental and personal processes linking each subject intrinsically to each work. Working in the form of analog alternative processes, Still works at pushing the boundaries of the silver-gelatin photographic process.
Still graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2001 with a Bachelor of Visual Communications (Photography and Digital Imaging), and has been actively exhibiting for more than 10 years – including a solo exhibition at the highly regarded Australian Centre for Photography.
His work has been featured in exhibitions at The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP), The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP), The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), The State Library of NSW and the Tweed River Art Gallery, among others. Still has been published internationally in print and online magazines, and has been selected as a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Head On Portrait Prize, the Olive Cotton Award, and the PCP IRIS Award. Most recently, Still had multiple works selected for the second round of judging in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (London National Portrait Gallery).
Still lives and work in Sydney, Australia.