CONNECTIONS BLOG

CONNECTIONS
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

Saxophones and Salty Air

Sometimes jobs don't feel like jobs. I guess the frequency of that indicates you are in the right profession! Last week I had the pleasure of  shooting for the cover of Amy Dickson’s new album of Australian saxophone concertos, to be released by ABC Classics in May 2015. It was a particular pleasure, as I photographed her for her first album several years ago.

Amy is a London-based Australian classical saxophone player,  awarded in 2013 with the #1 ranking in the UK classical charts. She and her music are the same; beautiful, real, and a joy to know.

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Old with the new

I shot the new AIPM upgrade at Collins Beach at the North Head in Manly a few weeks ago with Brewster Hjorth Architects. It's a stunning location and the design reflects the Institutional, Military and Police Heritage of the site whilst minimising the impact on sensitive ecological zones. [slideshow]

For history buffs, the site was established in the early 1800’ s as a sailors quarantine base, in 1960 the Seaman’s Isolation Hospital was converted to a police training centre. It sits adjacent Arthur Phillip’s first landing-place, it includes original heritage structures and an archaeologically important roadway built to carry cannons to North Head. The site is home to the last North Head Penguin rookery and Banded Bandicoot habitat.

http://www.brewsterhjorth.com.au

http://www.aipm.gov.au