On the road with Sophie Matterson
When I got the call from Australian Geographic to track down Sophie Matterson and...
With everything I’ve ever done I’ve always gone about it in my own way. When it came to photography, even though exponentially more tiresome, I always carry around a 1.2 metre elinchrom octa. It seems counter-intuitive but really it enables me to create work the way I want to see it.
Walking around the streets of Coober Pedy the octa flayed in the wind and drew some attention. After hunting malu (red kangaroo) the Dingaman family on motorbikes with the Carolla in tow, scraping out engine bay guards along the moon rock of the Oodnadatta track, we settled back at the house to prepare the meat for community.
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I’ve just returned from a week in the outback and it has been at the very least to say a game changer.
The first two days were spent documenting a new non residential drug and alcohol treatment facility in the main street of Coober Pedy with team members Nat Rogers and Denis Smith.
This was a huge challenge which included sub splitting audio feeds from lecterns, chasing MP’s for interviews and filming traditional dancing and ceremonies.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this gallery does contain images and voices of people who have died.