About the artwork and sitter
This portrait of well known Brisbane singer, Troy Casser-Daley, gives an instant impression of the difficulties faced by musicians and other artists during the Covid 19 pandemic. Strong lighting, a downcast gaze, and arms folded in on himself, all talk about the lost opportunity and introspection felt across the art world.
Photographer Wayne Budge created this work at Troy’s Brisbane home in 2021. “Troy Cassar-Daley is one of Australia’s iconic Indigenous country music stars who has also been hit hard with cancellations of gigs and shows due to Covid-19, however 2021 gave Troy time to not only release a new album, but to deeply reflect on all things past, present, and future.
About the artist
Brisbane photographer Wayne Budge is known for his landscape images, as well as portraits of Australian and overseas music icons. Wayne’s images have been widely exhibited throughout Australia, as well as Europe and the USA. Recently his works have been shown in Monte Carlo, New York, and Los Angeles.