Mac Lawrence

Mac Lawrence, born in 1990, is an Artist based in Melbourne, Australia whose practice combines photography and various media to express nonlinear, abstract narratives. As a means to better understand the history of his country and his position within contemporary society Lawrence’s images delve into intimate experiences and memories to reflect his internal conflicts of more larger, complex social issues. His images have been published in several contemporary photography magazines and has exhibited work in both within Australia and internationally.

Hidden Dispositions

Hidden Dispositions is a photographic work which critically examines the representation of masculinity in contemporary Australian society. Drawing inspiration from my personal experiences and history, the series explores my internal conflicts with the institutionalized notion of manhood and society’s perception of it. The Images were produced through the study of my surroundings adopting a metaphorical approach questioning how our understanding of the male subject has shaped and also reflect the subtle tension that exists around its conception today.

To view more of Mac’s work please visit his website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Small Talk Collective
Womens Photography Collective
Small Talk Collective
Portland, Oregon


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women: Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Jennifer Timmer Trail, Kelli Pennington, Kristina Hruska, Leslie Hickey, and Marico Fayre. As a group, we explore the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller, pool resources, provide support and critique, and facilitate community events and discussions. We engage in the best kind of "small talk," that which binds us together both as a collective and within a larger community of women and minority artists, fostering stronger work and collaboration. Our first book, We're Always Touching by Underground Wires, was published in April 2018.

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