Gift to ToFF’s Permanent Collection – Travis de Jonk

Jeremy Lucido wanted us to have this handsome work in our collection.

TRAVIS DE JONK, “Leather Carousel”, 2009, Photograph, Signed and dated


Photographers Travis de Jonk and Ross Brownsdon are the creative duo behind the Bad Behaviour photography studio. The two Melbourne based artists have been working independently and collaboratively since 2003, creating editorial and fashion editorial images for numerous publications, as well as work for exhibition.

As well as being selected as one of the top 3 finalists in the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in 2009, these award winning photographers have garnered themselves the Award for Artistic Excellence from Melbourne Leather Pride 2009, and are 3 time winners of the prestegious Laird Art Prize.

The duo took out the major photography category of the Men on Men Art Competition, first in 2003, then again in 2007 and 2008. De Jonk and Brownsdon were invited to participate in the infamous annual Dirty Show in Detroit, Michigan in 2008 and 2009 in Los Angeles.

“Our work was a homage to Tom, with a clear reference to his infamous biker image.”

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