I am very proud to have just opened an exhibit of 15 of my landscape images, at Brick + Mortar Creative, a gallery in the eastern suburbs of my hometown of Adelaide in South Australia.
As I worked on developing the hanging plan and organised my images for display, the memories of fantastic trips ranging from the southern tip of Africa, to the chillier climes of Iceland and Greenland came flooding back.
Many of my black and white images were from my time in the UK developing and learning as a photographer, as well as exploring some beautiful landscapes. From the moody, infrared inspired Yorkshire Dales to the coastal locations near my home in Dorset, this exhibition represents the life I was lucky to experience and the journeys and moments captured along the way.
I relished the chance to connect the results of these travels, with family, friends and locals in Adelaide, many of whom had followed my experiences – and in a gallery in one of my favourite local spots, where I had, years before spent many a weekend in the local cafes dreaming about a life of travel and exploration.
A selection of these images are available on my Shed Photography profile to view or purchase.
After six years of travelling, working and photographing abroad, I took the decision to return to Australia in December of 2014.
Visiting new countries and exploring new places will always be a part of who I am, but it felt like the right time to re-connect with my home country and spend some more time exploring and photographing its diverse coastline and outback terrain.
Australia has a reputation as one of the most beautiful places in the world, with landscapes which are frequently complex and colourful yet often stark and minimalist. The skills I have learnt, the advice I have in my head and heart and the strong individuality I always strive for, will be imprinted on my imagery as it takes centre stage next year. I will be hitting the road, with a friend or two, on 7 month ½ lap around Australia, with a tent and a camera to create my next portfolio of work!
You can follow this journey at the White Coast Red Centre.