Max Fairclough is an Australian-born creative portrait and music photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.
An anomalous artist and observer, Max travels the world documenting and creating dramatic portraits. There is a seamless characteristic that runs throughout his body of work that is both technical and contemporary - encompassing a fine art approach towards the subject. Distinctively in Max's work, his adept play with shadow gives his photographs a tangible feel, yet at the core, it is his connection with the people he photographs that make every one of his images truly resonate. A veracious statement can be seen in Max's personal work, a dark duality that is oftentimes both majestic and macabre, habitually speaking the truth of those who he photographs.
Having photographic projects ranging from Los Angeles, California to Tokyo, Japan, Max is a person who knows no boundaries and is comfortable with the known and unfamiliar characteristics of a foreign country.
His work has enabled him to collaborate with some of the most renowned record labels, managements and publications as well as travel regularly on assignment with touring profiles, including Vance Joy, Troye Sivan, Bring Me The Horizon, You Me At Six and PVRIS. In 2015, Max was sought out on Taylor Swifts '1989' world tour to document main support artist, Vance Joy. While Max's principal focus is portraiture, his curiosity and drive allows him to deliver a range of unconventional projects, whether in commercial, advertising or documentation.