2013 was a year of great lows and great leaps of transitions into joy – Battling sickness since June 2012, which at the time, gave me no indication it would still be lurking almost 18 months later I came into the start of the year nauseous, exhausted and with constant sore throats and aching ears. After many test, visits to doctors, naturopaths, specialists and procedures—ultrasounds, endoscopies, and including an iron infusion (iron drip-fed over a period of about 9hrs) we were all still scratching our heads to explain it, my doctor sat back in her chair stunned when I told her I worked the equivalent of two full-time jobs and drove from the Dandenong Mountains to Rosebud every day for “work”. When my doctors suggested I give away my “job” I just about scoffed, “yeah right. And how exactly will I pay my bills, how will I live…how will I buy […]
Sometimes, ‘simply beautiful’ walks through the door, or crosses my path in the street, a café, on a bush trail and with or without my camera all that matters is making that connection—to exchange details for a date with my lens or, if already armed, to flip the lens cap and fire. And that’s how it is with Alexis. We see each other only occasionally, having met at a party to ‘kick-off’ the filming of the BIG ‘short’ Queen of the Bees which we’ve both worked on—(acting and pre-production stills. see Special Projects under Portfolio and blog post Aug 15, Artists’ Appetites). We just click. And it’s with few words that we make pictures. I raise my lens and she moves in graceful ease to its tilts and turns, and together we move around a room in a creative silence easing into spaces of available light, each knowing our own steps […]
On a lazy Saturday recently I sat with this gorgeous young tattooist and with one armed pinned by the needle, took these quick shots to tell a simple story – that photography, be it fashion-inspired, lifestyle, fine art or documentary each in their own profound way, is my most moving love and simplest of joys. Love happens at the tip of my finger with the click of the shutter, with the world and all the storytelling and beauty inside it, staring back at me down the lens. With the camera to my eye I take my deepest breaths and live, a most joyous life… What makes you ‘smile’ to the tips of your toes and fingers?