Trent Mitchell is an Australian photographer whose unique eye for capturing people and moments has been repeatedly acclaimed over the last decade. His moment-in-time, almost reportage style connects people and place through a bold and humorous style in a singular and exciting way. Combining an award-winning personal practice with commercial work for some of the country’s biggest brands, Mitchell’s signature is always present.
Trent’s photographs have been cited through a raft of awards, including a finalist perch at the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize for nine years out of eleven, resulting in a win for his Australia Seriously series in 2015. Further accolades have come from the International Photography Awards, Head On, Australian Life Photographic Prize and Capture Magazine Emerging Photographer of the Year.
Throughout Mitchell’s personal and commercial work, it’s his ability to not only compose his subject, but to distil the sensibility of the location and truly give a sense of place that identifies his work. While the focus might be Australian, the stories told and the heart they encapsulate resonate globally.