On Assignment for Australian Geographic
My prefered workflow is a calm, intent based, highly detail orientated process. Often times...
When I got the call from Australian Geographic to track down Sophie Matterson and her five camels it was supposed to be out the back of dusty Coober Pedy. As with all things in the outback, there’s best laid plans and then there’s the reality of the country.
Driving out the bush camp into range to receive updates from Sophie and the magazine we finally found a window of opportunity. Sophie would be posting up at Beltana Station to prepare the final stage of her 5000-kilometer solo walk from Shark Bay in Western Australia, finishing in Byron Bay on the east coast in New South Wales.
Arriving at Beltana Station the next challenge was to find the camels (Delilah, Jude, Clayton, Charlie and Mac) which had been roaming the creeks and gorges of the Flinders Ranges. Dirt bikes and a light plane were engaged to scour the countryside to bring the mob back to station.
Finally we were able to meet up, load out and head west to create some environmental portraits and get the fire going.
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