Australia 1911 – 2003
Fashion shot, Cronulla sandhills
Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creation Notes: printed 1988
Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph
As the studio assistant, Cotton accompanied Dupain on fashion shoots to attend to models, doing their make-up and helping with costume changes. She often used these opportunities to take her own photographs, including this wonderful image of Dupain photographing the model Noreen Hallard for David Jones. As well as producing a striking image of Dupain and Hallard at work, Cotton was interested in the landscape in which they operated, paying particular attention to the pattern created by their footsteps in the sand.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra