Street Life

Jesse Marlow

December 09, 2022 Mark Davidson and John St Season 1 Episode 18
Street Life
Jesse Marlow
Show Notes

Jesse Marlow is a multi-award-winning street photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.

His photographs are held in the National Gallery of Victoria and Australia’s Parliament House and his work has been exhibited the world over.

 His photography has been published in multiple monographs and books, including the recently re-released ‘Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them’.

In this episode Jesse discusses, among other things:

  • How he got into street photography
  • Martha Cooper - Subway Art & Spray Can Art 
  • Starting an Australian street photography super collective
  • Are collectives good for your development and progression?
  • Approaching and presenting your work to Trent Parke
  • The creation of Jesse’s first book, 'Second City'
  • How shooting in Melbourne changed over the past 20 years
  • How often he shoots on the street and what his hit rate is
  • Do you become more critical of your photographs with time?
  • Why patience is importance when creating a body of work
  • Advice he would give to a new street photographer
  • How comfortable he is with the label “Street photographer”
  •  Shooting Architecture – Jesse Marlow style
  • Innovation in Street Photography – Are street photographers  just repeating what’s already been taken?
  • Competitions – Are they important and why?

Photographers mentioned in this podcast:

  • Martha Cooper
  • Knox Bertie
  • Julia Coddington
  • Trent Parke
  • Narelle Autio
  • Craig Whitehead

Follow Jesse:

Leica Website