Coober Pedy, a desert town that stands alone under the scorching sun, once thrived solely on opal mining but has now tired of the resource and formed an all-new layer of intrigue. The pivotal characters'that once lived, their presence lies in the vacant land.
From a series capturing the gypsum clay pans, known locally as 'Birridas'. They are one of Shark Bay's spectacular visual attractions and a 'superlative natural phenomena' - a criteria in gaining World Heritage status.
While driving across Southern California, I was fascinated by this carefully manicured greenery with its symmetrical arrangements and artificial look of California's city-landscape. The conflict between the ubiquitous desires for comfortable living, conservation of the limited resources and its impacts on decaying ecology in our communities manifests in the juxtaposition of nature and artifice on every street corner and stretch of open road.
Jade mining in Myanmar has reverted back to the old manual techniques and illegality. Plastic buckets made from used petrol cans are used to carry the stones out. Mining licenses have been suspended because the mines are located where fighting between the army and the local ethnic groups occurs. It is hard labour but each worker is motivated by the dream to find this one stone to take him and his family out of poverty. The Chinese hunger for the royal green stones keeps the business alive.
In South Western NSW while travelling to Broken Hill I noticed a storm approaching from the north, moving fast across the Hay Plains. I turned off the highway near Balranald to get closer to the storm. At the end of a dirt road standing alone in this featureless landscape, a small country church caught my attention. I drove to the gate for a closer look, then realised I had to get my car away from the scene in order to make this photograph. The tire tracks from my car completed the composition for the image.
This image is part of a new series investigating the surreal, colourful and sometimes unintentionally compelling forms of contemporary urban environments. Sometimes through planning and sometimes through sheer coincidence these spaces offer an array of arresting subject matter that uncovers our rather bizarre and erratic relationship with the ever-evolving 21st century urban landscape.
Wedding photography is big business in China, with couples looking for ever more creative ways to document their big day. The speedboat fantasy is just one of many stage sets in the Wedding Hall section of Beijing's Chaoyang Park.
Taken in Sydney, at Bondi Junction Station. With this image, I was pondering the effects on the individual, of the daily commute. From a sense of weariness, for the regular traveler, to the sense of excitement of a young child who has never traveled on a train before.
As a foreigner who lived in Japan for a few years, I began to recognise that the culture is full of unspoken mannerisms. Often there are rules that guide you to do certain day to day things. On the surface it often seems like a complete random act, but once you delve deeper you learn to understand it is part of their way of doing things. It can seem chaotic, but once you understand what is going on, also zen-like.