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Nat T Photography

PHOTOGRAPHER

Address:  Clocktower, 111 Beaumont Street, Hamilton  NSW  2303
Hours: by appointment
Property donor:  Newcastle City Council
Launched: 19 August 2016


Contact:
Nat
m:0435 412 327
w:  www.nattphotography.com.au
f: www.facebook.com/NatTPhotography

Who are you?
Hi I’m Nat photographer and language teacher. Born in South America, brought up in Bondi, relocated to Newcastle to raise a little family. I teach French and Spanish and photograph anything and everything.  I’m currently photographing and documenting the many versions of women. 

What do you do?
My current project “ I’Mpossible Identity” uses language and images to document women, who they are through the juxtaposition of the verb ‘to be’ in Spanish.
In my struggle to ‘document’ the many versions of the women that I meet, I ask them to answer two questions. “Estoy…..” and “Soy…” which in Spanish are two different ways of talking about yourself, “estoy” being transient and “soy” more permanent. I want to explore the uneasiness of identity that makes it sometimes feel impossible to be any one person as we believe we are so defined. Throughout the cathartic process I want to prove that although it can feel impossible, that we are all possible :I’Mpossible. I’d love to meet with individuals from all walks of life and from across the globe to further explore their identity.

Tell us about the space – what was its previous use? Anything unique about it? Your response to the space?
The space is overwhelmingly huge and sun filled and just wonderful. It takes a few weeks to get your head around it actually being ‘yours’ to create in. I work mainly from the studio and my sunny office. I love being among other creatives, who are like-minded but also very different, we bounce ideas off each other and support each other through those moments of self-doubt and celebrate our milestones.

Once a training or call centre I believe, the crazy amount of power points suggests that there were lots of electronics here once, great set up for us. We are spoiled with two kitchens, a labyrinth of offices and spaces, and food alley Beaumont St below us.

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
During my first visits to Newcastle I was shown around by a friend whose brother I went to school with in Sydney, yeah that Newy 2 degrees of separation! We went on a studio tour and well that was it! I was fascinated by the thriving studios, the amazing diversity of collectives and individuals, the creative hum engulfing the wonderful Novocastrian architecture. Deserted spaces being coloured and revived with the works of so many different minds and hands inspired me to be daring and explore all the ideas that usually keep me up at night.