Last Light is a series of photographs taken at dusk at the end of summer in 2009 on the shores of Lake Ginninderra in Canberra. Photographed between January and March 2009, which included the Australia Day long weekend, the series documents the cultural and social diversity of the people who visit the lake and the ways they interact with it. The photographs capture the mood associated with the season and time of day, especially the trans-formative aspects of twilight. In a world suspended between night and day we find a place that is familiar to all: declarations of love on a tree trunk, couples embracing, people seeking a leisurely pace. These moments are a testimony to a passage in time, a poetic sensibility between past and present elaborated through the landscape.
Vikky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 1998. She specialises in portraiture and documentary projects and lives in Canberra. Vikky’s work has been selected for the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, the Olive Cotton Award, the Iris Award, the Moran Prize, the Head On Portrait Prize and the Muswellbrook Photography Award. She freelances for Fairfax Publications and has contributed to Semi Permanent, Kilimanjaro, DayFour and Rosebud magazines. Vikky has exhibited in Australia and the UK.