When light, people and place are in alignment - Magic happens!
The daughter of one of my treasured friends!
A lovely early morning session with the Warden family.
In January 2017 The Australian requested I capture the “desert rain” - some brief, huh?! I managed to convince Jack it was completely reasonable to take my 34-week-pregnant-self on a photographic adventure. We agreed to head west with his company. As we neared 30km down the track the rain got heavier - we started to head home. On our way into town we passed a police car. Not long after we saw a second. We followed suit and ended at the Hugh River crossing. What the hell is going on? We jumped out to learn two Korean tourists attempted to drive across the raging river in their compact hire car. The car was quickly swept into the torrent. One of them was accounted for as he was spotted holding onto a small tree in the middle of the river. The police were quick to start the rescue operation. The river was rising and more rain coming. Where was his partner? It looked bleak. She was either trapped under the submerged car or had been taken downstream?! A member of the rescue team ran along the riverside in hope. We stood in awe as this incredible event played out. Hours later they managed to bring the young man to safety. The girl was found approx. 5km south by the constable who ran (in his jocks) to find her. The incredible team led by Senior Constable Kirstina Jamieson and Constable Zachary Rolfe risked their own lives to save the two tourists. The man was airlifted to Alice Springs not knowing if his partner was alive. We later learn’t they shared an emotional reunion in hospital.
Recently I was called upon by The Administrator of the Northern Territory to photograph the 2018 Investiture Awards in Alice Springs. After my arrival I realised it was this team who would be recognised for their courage and bravery, particularly Senior Constable Kirstina Jamieson. Meeting the officers gave the opportunity to revisit the event and share images. The image below made the front page of The Australian. I was happy they recognised the efforts of all and the randomness we encountered that day!
The 25km old south road sand dune - always amazing!
Two little Costello’s.
Spent some time with this awesome family on their station. Such a picturesque region
Precious in-between moments.
Elle’s beautiful handmade raw wedding cake that made a grand appearance for Sophie's home wedding.
A rewarding shoot for the Alice Springs Desert Park. Their new website is user-friendly. Check it out: https://alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/
I recently photographed for my friend and very talented artist Leece Carmichael.
Her extensive folio, creative representatives and bio can be found here:
Mum's gorgeous eco dye silks. These all-natural beauties have been boiled up and imprinted with central Australian plants and trees. It took 3 years and a whole lot of cabbage leaves and purple carrots before finding a tree species down the road that creates this beautiful yellow and purple.