Rules are meant to be broken, that’s when we grow in our work.
When I started off making pictures I worked from a distance exploring composition and form in space. As time went on I felt I wanted to engage more with the world and also explore how people feel and how things connect us.
Scenes unfolding in the street can feel like a movie, life can be stranger than fiction, with my camera and flash in-animate objects can appear alive. I want try and capture that strangeness.
I often catch the attention of my subjects and engage with them. I work with a flash and often with permission. It may just be a smile or the raising of an eyebrow that allows me in. It becomes like a dance with the subject. I don’t change the reality of the scene, nothing is setup and there is no direction, but they let me in and I participate.
Sometimes what happens is magic
The best camera is the one you have on you at the time.
Meg Hewitt is from Sydney Australia and formally studied sculpture, painting and temporal media. She took up photography in 2010 and since then has been selected as a finalist in the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, the Head On Prize, the Lensculture Street Photography Awards and the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women as well as being awarded a gold medal from the Tokyo International Foto Competition 2018 and a silver medal from the Prix de la Photographie, Paris, 2016. In 2017 she was named fringe artist of the year at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and highly commended in the Australian Photobook of the Year awards.