I’ve had an epiphany. Encouraged by my close buddy S, a glass of red wine, and some Palak Paneer, I have decided to channel my business energy toward creating beautiful, iconic, Australian imagery for both Commercial and private clients. My deep and abiding love of Eucalypts, trees, and this stunning continent has been on a steady simmer since I started photography, and is reasonably obvious in my general subject matter, but what was flirtation, has blossomed into commitment. What this means when someone asks me (or you) what I photograph, you can answer with a flourish, “Oh, iconic Australian images.” My interpretation of this is seeking out and celebrating authentic, unique, Australia – the people, the places, the flora and fauna. This includes both landscapes and close-ups, and images are geared for wall art, commercial brand and stock photography, and maybe, one day, textiles.
(For the Kiwi’s out there, this doesn’t mean I spurn my roots. Gosh, no. The same principles transfer to Godzone.)
Where to from here? I will be back out on the road, hunting and shooting, and looking for new material. Stylistically, I am experimenting behind the scenes, so anything could happen. At the very least, Mum will get another calendar this Christmas. Here are a handful of my latest finds.
I call this last one Eucalyptus rorschachii. I’ve done a few like this, and most look like scary ancient gods. I have a way to go with this concept.