On Assignment for Australian Geographic

My prefered workflow is a calm, intent based, highly detail orientated process. Often times projects are laid out in a fast paced editorial style and yet I still fight against this with indignet resolve.

The commission for Australian Geographic’s October 2020 Edition was set out over three days in three very different locations and spoke to the paramount importance of protecting First Nations knowledge holders and communities against intellectual property theft mainly from overseas this time around.

Driving from Blinman to Birdwood was very interesting, meeting up with Mike and Gayle Quarmby who have been in the Native Food Industry for most of their lives. Mike, a formally trained botanist, took me through the hot houses while Gayle worked feverishly on a Native foods display on par with any food stylist i’ve ever seen.

Now retired the couple enjoy a slow read while stoking the fire

Heading out of the hills to the Central Market, I met up with Daniel Motlop at Something Wild. The fast paced, noisy markets were certainly a jolt from the tranquility of the hills, while the main challenge was to make the laneways look full and busy during a pandemic lockdown.

Daniel Motlop @ Something Wild, Central Market Adelaide

Leaving the noisy chaos of the CBD, Goolwa Beach provided much needed relief and the chance to meet up with the Ngarinjerri Kuti Rangers.

Ngarinjerri Aboriginal Corporation Chair Denis Walker with Pipi Co Director Tom Robinson

On living remotely

Among the backroads and unmarked trails of South Australia, tuck away, there is a...

TENAFEATE CREEK WINES

A One Tree Hill residence back in the 1800’s called the Homestead – “Tenafeate”,...

A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION SCREENS ON NITV

The film, commissioned by NITV, was produced by Wankangurru / Adnyamathanha woman Lavene McKenzie...

NO BLACK SEAS Launched at ACE OPEN

No Black Seas is a specially commissioned exhibition of new works by artists from...

VOICE TREATY TRUTH

First Peoples sovereignty has never been ceded – not in 1788, not in 1967,...

NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE 2019

I’m a big fan of one thing doing two things or even three things....

Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2019

The timing of this worked out perfectly being in Perth for the Exposure Mentoring...

REVEALED

One of the best parts of being a photographer is sharing that passion with...

UNDERGROUND COAL SEAM GAS AT COPLEY

Earlier in the year we were in Copley creating the TWO WAYS Series and...

YURTU ARDLA PROJECT OPENS AT SAM

After two years of bush trips, wood collecting, workshops, museum visits and site specific...

NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE 2018

It’s been a very busy year and not much of that has been personal...

PETER ‘STONEY’ STONE

Meeting Stoney up at his shack at Blanche Harbour was meant to be. Over...

LIMITLESS FIRST NATIONS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Two years in the making the mentoring was a way of empowering community on...

NAIDOC THEME RESONATES WITH THE NATION

As leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

CityMag Editorial Commission

Culture is not always conscious. It is not just what is seen or heard....

GOVERNOR GENERAL SIR PETER COSGROVE VISITS DAVENPORT COMMUNITY

On his tour of South Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia, stopped...

FOOTSTEPS \ The Road to Recovery

Photographed over four days on the west side of Port Augusta was a really...

BARNGARLA ‘SONGS’ PROJECT UNDERWAY

The project is being broken down into three stages: – Documentation and Collection of...

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Great to finish the year with a bang. HOPE, a work derived from the...

PHOTOGRAPHIC MENTORING IN DAVENPORT COMMUNITY

Since August 2016 the mentoring project has been running within the Davenport Community in...

Dusty Feet Mob \ THE IMPOSITION OF COLONISATION

I first met these guys in the sandhills of Davenport Community and it quickly...

SPIRIT FESTIVAL

This was my second time as Official Photographer so it was great meeting new...

Language Films in the West

Being mobile is a huge advantage to my project work so when I was...

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL SPORTS FESTIVAL PORT AUGUSTA

Always a huge honour to be asked to travel around country to facilitate community....

Fremantle International Portrait Prize

Got a call from the head steward who asked me to clean up my...

SA ABORIGINAL WOMENS FOOTBALL

A lot of my work around Australia is classified as pro bono.This gives me...

COLLABORATION FOR ABC

Being still in one place for an extended period of time is not the...

COOBER PEDY SAINTS

Being a part of a small community has its benefits and offers many ways...

CHARACTERS OF THE OUTBACK BEGINS

Since 1989 Jeff Boland has been maintaining his three hundred kilometre section of the...

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