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SCOTT MCAULAY ︎  
A MODERN PHANTASM - LONGING FOR LIKES


The ‘ideal self’ we project online is merely an illusion. It’s a digital carapace we weave around ourselves in a desperate bid to belong.

Every day we post images of our ‘perfect’ lives. Projecting little vignettes of our ideal selves. We pretend to others (and ourselves) that we’re wealthier, busier, happier, slimmer, younger, older, more successful, more popular, more beautiful, more, more, more and in my case less hairy... and it’s all bullshit!

Zoom out a bit and it's all just smoke and mirrors, our lives are tiring, chaotic, messy, sometimes boring and often lonely. All of our insecurities are veiled. We don’t know how to be alone, how to enjoy the silence, or our own company!

The Series Project. Isolation. July. 2020.
IPA Awards - Honourable mention.






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Scott’s skill in creating compelling portraits drives both his commercial and personal work. New Zealand born and based in Melbourne Australia, he’s shot the stars of television shows such as Shortland Street, The Block, The Bachelor, Filthy Rich, and Step Dave, as well as top news and entertainment talent. He began shooting his project “In My Ute” whilst on location in Nicaragua documenting the hitchhikers he picked up each day shooting the reality tv show “Survivor”.

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