About the artwork
As a teenager, Willem’s favourite hangout was Andrew Leavold’s Trash Video store in West End. This portrait celebrates Willem’s early influences and love for alternative and classic TV shows and B movies.
About the sitter
Richard Whitfield has photographed his son, Willem, an emerging actor, writer, director and producer. Since graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Creative Industries, Willem has written, directed and produced plays and performances for Anywhere Festival, taken leading roles in productions for Brisbane Arts Theatre, performed at Woodford Festival and won the People’s Choice Award at the 48 Hour Film Festival.
About the artist
Richard Whitfield has photographed for most of Australia’s top magazines, as well as many overseas titles. Probably best known for his editorial portraiture, Richard’s subjects have included entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, Bachelorette Sophie Monk and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Richard studied Fine Art in his native UK before wanderlust brought him to Brisbane via Sydney and Hong Kong.