EMILY JENSEN

Photographer/ Graphic Designer/ Illustrator working in River Studios


About Emily

Emily works across a variety of creative mediums; she creates illustrations and designs inspired by political and social movements for her clothing business Hysterical, photographs local and international bands, occasionally works as a freelance graphic designer, occasionally sews and sometimes paints.

She moved to Melbourne to study Communication Design at RMIT, before deciding to drop out and dedicate her time to photography. She’s collaborated with many magazines, venues and international acts, and enjoys photographing protests and rallies in her spare time.

Emily’s clothing business Hysterical aims to promote clothing as a way of activism; her line of t-shirts are controversial yet artistic statements addressing issues regarding human rights. Many of her creative projects act as a means of expressing her environmental, social and political views, and she hopes to channel this passion into whatever she creates.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

As a vocal environmentalist, the space itself is a dream as it's all been converted and decorated in a very ethical and sustainable way.

I'm a very easily distracted person and tend to transition from one project to the next very erratically, so it's important for me to have a space to myself where I can focus on what needs to be done.

I love the vibe and atmosphere within the studio, it's cosy and comfortable and River Studios itself is such a warm and friendly shared space to be a part of. I'm also right next door to the photography studio and exhibition space, which I definitely plan to make the most of!