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Portrait of still life artist Edwin Daughtry in his studio. In the background are a variety of curtains and backdrop used in his photographs.
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Edwin Daughtry 

Lives & works in Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to the creative realm of Edwin Daughtry, a still life artist whose work is a testament to the transformative power of perception. Through his lens, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and the overlooked fragments of daily life emerge as conduits for profound reflection.


Edwin's artistic journey is showcased at, where each collection unfolds as a visual narrative. His "Lower Left" series, characterised by a deliberate departure from the expected, invites viewers into a contemplative exploration of still life photography. By adhering to the compositional rule of placing each element in the lower left corner, Edwin infuses intentionality into each image, challenging traditional notions of beauty and significance.


Beyond the visual allure of his compositions, Edwin Daughtry's work is accompanied by insightful descriptions. These narratives provide a deeper layer, offering glimpses into the personal histories and emotional resonances attached to each subject. Edwin's art transcends the purely aesthetic, beckoning viewers to embark on a journey of introspection where the stories behind the still life come to life.


Edwin Daughtry's creative vision extends beyond the "Lower Left" series, with other collections like "Metaflorical" reflecting his prowess in blending structured symmetry with symbolic abstraction. The artworks presented at are not mere images but portals into contemplation and dialogue, where the familiar is redefined, and the unnoticed is given significance.


As you navigate through Edwin Daughtry's portfolio, you'll discover an artist whose lens captures the essence of each subject, inviting you to reassess preconceived notions and discover the profound in the everyday. It's more than still life photography; it's an exploration of perception and a celebration of the beauty found in the seemingly ordinary.


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STILL: National Still Life Award 2023.

Yarrila Arts and Museum: STILL



Nyland Prize 2023



Fisher's Ghost Art Prize 2023


Solo exhibition: 

RED Gallery Contemporary Art Space 18 to 29 October 2023, 157 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068 

Group Exhibitions:

CCP Summer Salon 2021
CCP Summer Salon 2022
CCP Summer Salon 2023  - Open 11- 5, Wed - Sun until 17 December, 404 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065


Centre for Contemporary Photography

River Studios

Edwin Daughtry is an emerging still-life artist and works out of River Studios, located in West Melbourne on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, on land that has never been ceded. River Studios is managed by Creative Spaces, a program of the City of Melbourne.

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