Ali Cameron is a hands on director with a love for telling real stories about real people. Her background in photographic art and journalism tints her work with an aesthetic that is simultaneously nostalgic, genuine, creative and experimental.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ali arrived in Australia in 1989 after spending her first years of life in Africa. These early years of transience and travel instilled a deep sense of curiosity, openness and an unfaltering desire to explore.
After working in Australia for a number of years, Ali dove into the fast paced world of the São Paulo film and photography industry. Working for production company Galeria Experiência, she has filmed and photographed a huge range of clients and projects including Red Bull, Nike, LG and TV show ‘Base Aliada’ for Rio based channel GNT.
She also worked as a freelance photojournalist for São Paulo’s largest newspaper Folha de São Paulo, producing work for their culture guide, magazine and daily journal. During her time in Brazil she was exposed to unique and innovative ways to approach film production amidst the South American market.
Her holy trinity is to find the perfect balance of artistic expression, documental integrity & a commercially effective punch in each project. This combination is integral in giving a story the power to connect, transform and inspire.
She currently resides in Brisbane, Australia, and is represented by Taxi Films.
Griffith University, Qld College of Art – Bachelor of Photography, 2006-2009
AWC Training- Certificate IV in Business, 2009
Taxi Films – Director (2016 – present)
Lualena Films – Owner, Director/Photographer ( 2015 – present)
The Flock Collective – Director/DOP 2012-2014
Galeria Experiência (Multimedia collective based in São Paulo, Brazil) – Photographer, Cinematographer, Editor, 2010-2011
Paranoid BR (Ad Agency based in São Paulo, Brazil) Director (Galeria Experiência) 2011
WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
‘The Portrait of the Future’ (3 day workshop about contemporary portraiture and creative communication at Paraty Em Foco International Photography Festival), State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
‘Working Collectively’ (a lecture held for university students at Unisanta University, Santos) SP, Brazil
‘Collective Creation’ (discussion held in conjunction with creative networking hubs Mandala and Redeh at Centro Cultural Rio Verde) São Paulo, Brazil
‘The Collective and Image’ (held as part of the Red Bull House of Art with participation from curators and resident artists), São Paulo, Brazil
NREM_REM- Qld Centre for Photography, (Brisbane, Aus)
Vazio- Paraty Em Foco International Photography Festival, (State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Generation 00 – Sesc Belenzinho (São Paulo- Brazil), 2011
The Flâneur- The Dwelling Place of the Collective- Collectives Encounter (Derby, UK) 2011
Mostra SP de Fotografia- +Soma (São Paulo- Brazil), 2011
Stories of Maps, Pirates and Treasures: The Latin American Forum of Photography- Itaú Cultural (São Paulo- Brazil), 2010
Incompleteness – Gallery Virgílio (São Paulo- Brazil), 2010
Children of the Resolution: Qld College of Art, 2008
Fresh Prints: The Whitebox Gallery, 2008
Growing Extra Ears: Flipbook Gallery, 2008
Raindogs: Soup II- Judith Wright Centre, 2008
The July Show: Flipbook Gallery 2008
As the Raindogs gather: Qld Centre for Photography, 2007
13 Weeks: Deloitte’s – Riverside Centre, 2007
13 Weeks: The Project Gallery, 2007
Raindogs: Through the Looking Glass Studios, 2007
128 Grey: The Whitebox Gallery, 2007