By Micheal Edols
and I had adventured many a mile together as collaborators and friends.
We had a passion for the fall of light and both drew our subjects
within their natural environment. Carol's camera in fact had become
an extension of herself, which she carried as naturally as others
wore their handbag.
During her far too short-lived life, she should have became the
maverick of establishment photography and in deed, its my point
of view that Carol had the potentual to have been Australia's Eve
Arnold. Yet her work did in her life time found it's way to the
Melbourne Art Gallery.
Here is an unusual, even unexpected image of Carol. What I find
interesting in regard to this image I give the ABC's Arts Show,
is that her own camera is a mirror upon herself, it catches a playful
spirit. She screamed out at me in playful objection the instant
she knew I had her artist tool in my hands and the moment had been
In truth, Carol was like so many artists, tortured and at times
in deep turmoil, yet for those who knew her, we loved her passion
and her belief she was destined to make poetic reportage.
Like her own mantra she had defined herself by stamping on the
back of her B/W prints 'Carol Jerrams Photographic Artist'.