The Youngfellas | Head On Photo Festival

The Youngfellas

Photographer's Name: 
Louise Allerton

I have lived on a remote Aboriginal Community in the Western Desert of WA for the last decade and a half. The young fellas in this shot I have known since they were all babies and my own three boys have grown up in their company. Growing up with a strong western desert identity they are unique in Australia but share some of the same interests as many young guys in the country, going hunting and riding around in cars. These guys were all posing on this day as serious hunters with a slight overtone as "gangster." Minutes later they were all laughing about the shot.

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