Smartphone snaps: Lawrence English’s take on Brisbane life


“Listening is not a given, it requires training and energy. It’s an act of concentration.” — Lawrence English

Through the stark aesthetic of his smartphone images, Lawrence English provides a striking take on Brisbane life during lockdown.

Taken during May 2020, and featured in our July/August magazine, Lawrence is one of ten profiled artists who documented their life with their smartphone, detailing his black-and-white take on his surrounds. Read our profile on English, where the artist discusses how he creates art with sound, and why listening is so important.

Feature Words by Art Guide Australia