Journeys are an environmental documentary approach to the photographing the landscape.
To journey through a landscape, whether on foot, in a car or train is to gain fleeting glimpses.
Rules are chosen before the journey for image making: in this series iPhone at left hip – click at every break in bushes – don’t stop or frame.
Every Tree on beach section washed away by storm. This led to a number of series of images that documented every tree no matter size, significance or look, using a framing formula. Portrait as one would a person. This closely links to my painting series Figure in Landscape which was developing at the same time.
The Todd river series, above left, documented every tree group between two 5 star hotel complexes at Alice Springs, from the tourist footpath. Documenting in this way brings not only environmental issues to light but also social issues. This was a feature of my earlier analogue series of every tree – Alexander Avenue ( documenting tree protests with the expansion of a Melbourne freeway) and Yuendumu park, NT documenting the poverty of this First Nations community via their trees in the town park.
Image making equipment is not critical nor is taking images with European classical design rules. My images break down the compositional elements and use series of images to promote sense of experience and space.
A micro journey of an iced puddle.
These window divided the landscape as my series images often do. In documenting the three large industrial windows at the Waddamana Hydro Power station Museum. I was also able to document the landscape seen through them.
The journey along a small weir as a pieced extended panorama
Currently I am working on a number of photographic series of Cider Gums on the Central Plateau of Tasmania. These very rare trees are suffering die back induced by climate change. Caused by a lack of heavy snows as the snow line retreats. I am also working on a series of 20 Oil paintings distilling this environment on canvas before it disappears.