'Gentlemen in Disguise' is series a portraits that offers a closer look at the intimate spaces of long distance truck drivers in Australia. Shot as a typology, it seeks to eliminate as many variables as possible thus enabling the viewer to examine and discern the fine details and differences that make each portrait unique. Each portrait was taken with the camera mounted on the dash pointing backwards into the cabin.
Accompanying each portrait is text taken from conversations with the drivers. These anecdotes are significant as they offer insight into the challenges complexities inherent to the industry. Furthermore, it becomes apparent that the "lifestyle" has a significant effect on those close to the drivers and maintaining relationships—as well as forming new ones—became a recurring topic of discussion.
The ultimate aim of the series is to inform and to challenge the commonly held assumptions held by many towards drivers who hold a very significant and often under appreciated position in Australian society.
This series of portraits takes its name, 'Gentlemen in Disguise' from a bug shield label seen at a truck stop at Rockley, Queensland, Australia.