John and Julie | Head On Photo Festival

John and Julie

Photographer's Name: 
Matthew Abbott

"It took 3 days of convincing for my subjects John and Julie to allow me to take their portrait. I was drawn to their unique solution of wearing mosquito nets as headdresses, to combat against the relentless flies.

'John and Julie’ is drawn from a larger body of work documenting the people along the Basin Region. Lightning ridge hot springs draws many Europeans due to its semblance to home, although the temperature and landscape could not be more different. It has become a place where friends return every year, adding to the already diverse population of the region."

Festival Year: 
2015