Photo: Craig Nye.

Luke Shirlaw likes to shoot first and ask questions later – and then shoot some more. His subjects, stricken with the terminal illness of real life, would prefer to be shot and transformed into something else: Like gorgeous ghosts, arisen from the gutter to hurl one more drunken remark, stumbling in expensive heels.
Historically, common themes of Luke’s work have been those that form a crude composite sketch of his lifestyle: graffiti, travel, music, people and the parties they leave as legacies.