These portraits of heavy metal, rock and punk fans and musicians, taken into the early morning hours at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood, Australia are made in her makeshift studio, metres from the stage. As performers scream and rage each individual is asked to consider their own death, each holding in common a part within, set aside for this very music, this very noise. The participants all glance to the side lost in that universal moment, which is reflected in the groupings of four. Such personal acknowledgements of death are central to Mahoney’s work because it creates an awareness of our limits and connects us to a greater whole and each other.
Rocking Reflections is a homage to the subcultures that live in, and visit Collingwood, Australia, holding a majestic space amongst this ever-changing suburb.