Kirralea Birch is an Australian photographer pursuing the liminal space between reality and dreams. Birch took early inspiration from the scientific photographs introduced to her by her father, an astronomer, when she was young. She has since taken an interest in playing with the viewer’s sense of the familiar and strange, producing visual narratives at once eerie and alluring.
How would you describe your vision in ten words or less?
Didn’t you ever wish for something you may never see?
Who inspired you to pursue photography?
My father, an astronomer, who searched for meaning in the universe by mapping it photographically.
What has been the hardest lesson you’ve learned as a photographer?
People impose filth on an image that is innocent if their minds are filthy.
When did you become a photographer?
Long after I was finished with my studies, forgot the rules, and followed my inner voice.