Showcasing a series of 13 photographs selected from a road trip up and down the Baja coast of Mexico, ‘Alto Aqui’ is a departure from Jesse Lizotte’s previous works with his focus shifting to the landscape.
“The majority of the photos are of landscapes and there is a certain stillness about them. They are more personal. What struck me about the landscape was the polarity. You have this arid and harsh desert, dotted with huge saguaro cactuses and then the most crystal blue ocean water lapping up on the shores. It really seemed like an oasis - just me, my girlfriend Maya and these desolate spaces we passed through.”
Lizotte is driven by an interest in the way in which people on the fringes of society influence popular culture and fashion, with his subject matter often gravitating towards subcultures, whether it be skateboarders, lowriders or musicians. Lizotte’s approach to his subjects is honest and considerate, fostering natural connections that are evident in his portraiture. His images evoke a sense of familiarity for the viewer, yet his photographic sensibilities give a fresh perspective. The scenes he creates have a filmic quality, capturing both tension and movement. Lizotte presented his first solo exhibition titled ‘Lowrider’ at China Heights gallery in 2014, and has since exhibited his work in Melbourne, Los Angeles, and London.