On the road with Sophie Matterson
When I got the call from Australian Geographic to track down Sophie Matterson and...
Always a huge honour to be asked to travel around country to facilitate community. This project grabbed me instantly an opportunity to document every participant in the state.
History only plays for so long and what i’ve learnt in the past two years is that if you have the opportunity just go and do it. Sometime logistics, funding and people stand in the way but it’s important to document and facilitate in the moment. You never know the moment may have passed tomorrow and in many cases it has.
Honouring a project and the people involved always weighs heavily on my mind. I decided pretty early on to use the impossible selective lighting patterns with the 1.2m octabank in the heavy wind without an assistant taking 4-8 frames of each team to show the teams in their best light.
The editing for these large images was intense. I’m used to maybe twelve people in a group shot as a family unit a lot of these images captured entire teams including coaching staff, assistants, water boys and runners.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this gallery does contain images and voices of people who have died.