© 2017 Joel Devereux

PHOTOGRAPHER | PRODUCER | ARTIST

Specialising in creative portraiture, Joel is a Brisbane-based photographer, burlesque & drag producer with an interest in alternative makeup. A painter from a young age until he discovered his passion in photography. He attained his Bachelor of Creative Industries, with a major in Entertainment Industries, and a minor in Visual Art, at QUT Kelvin Grove in 2013. Joel's work has been exhibited across Australia.

 

Joel has photographed a number of personalities including; Paris Hilton, Mel B, Rhonda Burchmore, Olympian Matthew Mitcham, Brendan Maclean, DJ Havana Brown, The Veronicas, The Naked Magicians, Josh Wade, Zelia Rose, stars from RuPaul's Drag Race, The Villbergs, and more. In early 2015, Joel launched his first solo exhibition and book, HYDRA, at Brisbane Powerhouse. Inspired by a dark alternative vision of isolated masculinity, HYDRA was on display from the 3rd to the 22nd of February 2015 as part of the first MELT Queer Arts Festival. His extended series ‘#FOODP*RN' launched as a book and exhibition as part of the third annual MELT Queer Arts festival at Brisbane Powerhouse. January 2017 saw Joel launch his 100-volume digital magazine series, DVRX. In 2018, RUMBLE launched, an underground game show pitching two performance artists against each other over 3 rounds of games and improvisation. 

Joel is currently freelancing as a photographer and producer full time in Brisbane, Australia. 

 

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 

RAW Australia - Artist of the Year 2012 - Nominee

Del Arté Charts - Boy&Girl - Costume Design 2015 - Winner

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Artist of the Year 2014 - Nominee

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Artist of the Year 2015 - Winner

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Artist of the Year 2016 - Winner

MELT Festival - Portrait Prize 2016 - Finalist

MELT Festival - Portrait Prize 2017 - Finalist

Burlesque TOP 50 2016 - Non-Performer Chart - #8 Worldwide

Capture Magazine - Australia's Top Emerging Photographers 2017 - Commendation

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Artist of the Year 2017 - Winner

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Artist of the Year 2018 - Winner

MELT Portrait Prize - Brisbane Powerhouse - Judge

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Artist of the Year 2019 - Winner

Brisbane Pride Festival - Queen's Ball - Hall of Fame inductee

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