My older sister on the due date of her second child. It captures a beautiful and fleeting moment of Rebecca's and Rita's bond as mother and daughter only hours before they both met Javi, their son and brother.
What is better than standing on top of a mountain? Jumping on top of a mountain!
Hiking has always been a way for me to escape from the urban area and put everything behind. It is both scary and exciting whenever I think of what is going to happen in my future. But at the end of the day, all I want for my future, is FREEDOM.
This photo is a portrait of us in the early days following the arrival of our son. It represents the time in which each of us was searching and reviewing our place in this new organism called family. This picture is about being a mother of two and becoming an octopus in order to meet the physical and psychological needs of your offspring. It is also about being a father of two and feeling inadequate and distant. Finally, it is about being the older child and losing the lap as well as pleading for attention.
From the series 'Middle Kingdoms', an exploration of Chinese restaurants and their owners in regional and rural NSW. Over the past 50 years, the Chinese restaurant has become a notable part of Australian culture, representing immigrant histories and cultural exchange at a time when Australia was a very different place. These kingdoms, scattered across NSW, symbolise more than just a place to have a meal. For many migrants they were a life changing opportunity enabling a journey to belonging, shaping the Australian landscape as we know it today.
From The Beautiful Game, a recent body of work. As a child, I took the train to London, where my father lived. About halfway, I could spy Wembley Stadium's twin towers as a fleeting part of the skyline. My passion for football is in my DNA and the thrill of this sight was inextricably linked with the anticipation of seeing my father; journey and destination blurred. On my travels as a working photograper, I am always that boy on the train. For thousands, stadia are places full of passion, history and stories, also markers in life's landscape; passing points of interest, both destination and journey.
The Paulownia Plantation, Richmond NSW. I included my shadow in the foregeound to create a moody photograph complementing my feelings as I took the photo. What I like about this photograph is that it evokes a scary emotion but at the same time it allows me to find a safe way out.
Since 2016, I've been working on a long term project about the regular sunrise swimmers at Merewether Ocean Baths, Newcastle. Regardless of the weather or season, you will often find the same people getting their early morning salt water fix - a well worn routine, frequently a social outlet, and for each every person there, simply the best way to start the day.
Morning shooting with Mame Anta Wade was great but the rain and clouds behind window had no mercy. Like a shield stopping sunrays.
While changing film in my camera I asked her to choose some music. Pop-music filled the room, "You wouldn't like this" she said. "Does each song has to be about love"she asked?
The frame was taken without setup, like words caught between verses.
Space, you see, is silent, like my answer.
As a teenager growing up on Sydney's Northern Beaches I loved to surf, much preferring the ocean to Pittwater as you never knew what lurked beneath that dark still water. I was once held under by a large wave and from that time have had a fear of big surf and of drowning. I still love the water but that moment from all those years ago stays with me as does that sense of unease when it comes to still water.
The Tasmanian town of Queenstown has a long history tied to the mining industry since gold was first discovered there in 1862 and in its heyday, the population peaked at 10,500. In 1912 disaster struck the Mount Lyell mine in the shape of a raging fire at 700ft below the surface. Of the 173 men who went underground, only 42 were ever seen alive again.
A mosaic of images taken from the Landsat 8 satellite producing a cross-section of environmental conditions in the Gulf of Carpentaria throughout 2015. This image was produced through a partnership with Geoscience Australia and the Digital Earth Australia program.
An ode to the changing nature of the Earth, exploring the notion that all the elements of life are on a constant course of change. Understanding that not even the land we rely on so fundamentally is exempt from this process can bring great perspective to our lives, helping us to accept the changes occurring in our own lives and to find stability and stillness within its constant flow. This image was taken using a box brownie camera.
Athba, Iraq. 27th June, 2017. Abdulrahman Abdulaaly aged 18 with burns to 60% of his body lies in the ICU at Athba Field Hospital, 15km from the front lines in West Mosul. Abdulrahman did not know if he was hit by an airstrike or by a suicide bomber. With his mother by his side, he succumbed to his injuries on 1st of July, four days after this photo was taken. He is one of three sons, all of who have died in seperate violent incidents since Islamic State took over Mosul in 2014.