This 'straight' photograph was taken in Centennial Park in mid 2014 during the construction of a movie set. A builder's scrim printed with photographic imagery of trees was erected around the site to keep the public out.
Jakarta is a heavily populated metropolis full of contrasts with few green spaces. Shepherds from neighbouring villages bring their sheep to graze at Karet Bivat cemetery one of the largest in Jakarta. In the background stands Wisma 46, which at 250 metres tall, is the tallest building in Indonesia.
This picture was taken at Wongaling Beach (Queensland) a couple of weeks after Cyclone Ita had hit the coast around Cairns. The daunting and beautiful scene reminded me of films of the 1960s showing atomic bombs explosions off the coast of Pacific islands. I kept turning towards the sea, expecting to see the atomic mushroom rising high in the sky.
An aircraft and several helicopters are entombed in volcanic ash on the runway of Rabaul Airport as the Tavurvur stratovolcano erupts on 23 September, 1994. The blanket of ash made the scene feel surreal -- as if you were standing inside an old black and white television set. Only the clouds of yellow sulphur wafting down the street added any colour to the otherwise monochromatic landscape. I later learned that the plane in the foreground was salvaged and is still being used on domestic flights within PNG. Photo credit: Torsten Blackwood/AFP
The City of Melbourne is changing rapidly. Two months after this image was taken, this lane was closed off to pedestrians, the trees pulled out and the mural covered, ready for a new development. Though excited by the newness of change, I'm more saddened by the constant need for development and inevitability of the changing cityscape.
Based on a seres of street photography centred around the artistic principal of Chiaroscuro. Creating abstract shapes and leading lines, within an image, through strong contrasts between light and dark.
Fitz Pool #1' is a part of a minimal landscape series called Local Division. In this series I borrow from Modernist painting and reference the New Topographics photography movement in trying to spin everyday subject matter into seismic moments. I'm searching for the subliminal and the sublime in the urban everyday.
Ikea' explores the slippage between memory and physical reality as captured by a camera. By working and reworking two photographs, the moment is relived and reimagined until it becomes more tangible than the actual encounter. Echoing traditional Chinese landscape paintings, the work aims to capture the essence of what is remembered, not necessarily what exists. Ubiquitous and yet also very much a product of the rapid economic growth throughout China, this could be anywhere, but is actually nowhere.
Certainly the urban landscape is facing a rapid lost of greenary due to unrelenting human activities. At the same time, the natural landscape is struggling to survive due to erosion and climate change. Will we survive without the green or will the green survive without us?