acclaimed australian photographer polixeni papapetrou has once again managed to bring her exceptional talent for story telling to the fore. since her series ‘between worlds’, i’ve been perfectly charmed at her ability to portray the lost psyche… which is exactly what she did in her latest eponymous series. incomplete tales challenge the viewer to complete a narrative where once again she masks her subjects, but instead of a transit to fauna, she focusses on the human aspect in a naive contemplative study. neither quite fantasy nor reality, her work illuminates that place in-between, like a childhood memory or fearful dream. her series ‘the ghillies’ is a perfect example of the latter, where animal, mineral or vegetable becomes animate and drifts into consciousness as menacing or affectionate textural forms alike; it is this dichotomy in her work that provides the tension which captures the viewer.