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.

Seeing With Our Heart

We observe with our eyes but sometimes we see with our heart. The natural world has a way of connecting with something inside us, and a power of expression beyond the man-made.
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Perhaps we can view it with our own filters and take from it what we need. Light, dark, fear, hope, uncertainty, warmth. 2015_06_0Y4A8819
These images were taken soon after finding out my mother had just been diagnosed with late stage cancer. We had just arrived in Mexico and felt very far away. 2015_06_0Y4A8822
I find our connection with the natural world sometimes seems so in-tune with our human connections. 2015_06_0Y4A8887-1
Or is it that our internal world dictates how we relate to the world around us?2015_06_0Y4A8901-2

The Eye Of The Beholder

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The International Color Awards are always an interesting mix of images. I’m chuffed to say I won 2nd place in the Merit of Excellence in the People category. Yippee!

Beach Side Qingdao

The entries for the Colour Awards come from 79 countries across the globe so as they say at the Oscars, "its an honour to be nominated."  I'm excited to share that I received 7 nominations across 4 categories, the details are below. Its always difficult to predict what the judges are looking for so the selection of what to enter is sometimes half the battle.

Bronte - Nominee in People

Swimmer - Nominee in Sport

Beneath the Surface1 - Nominee in Abstract Category

Beneath the Surface 2 - Nominee in Abstract

Journey  - Nominee in People

Wingside - Nominee in Aerial

In Transit - Nominee in People

Flying High

Flying High

I flew to New York this week for a shoot, and as much as the jet lag wipes me out from crossing over to a different time zone, I am dazed by the view from the window. No matter how many times I catch a plane, I still can't get past how dreamlike and pristine the outlook from a small porthole can be.

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Peak Hour Commute to Melbourne

I had a slightly longer commute to work yesterday. Instead of skipping through the kitchen and into my studio I flew to Melbourne to shoot Alan Hopgood, actor/playwright. Alan is working on some great plays at the moment based on men's health issues.

To top off the trip I spent some time exploring the lanes and drinking coffee in the famous Melbourne cafes.

Noosa

Flew out of Soggy Sydney on Monday for a shoot in Noosa. Breakfast on the beach, in the sun in Noosa!! What's with the weather in Sydney this week? Almost makes me want to be a Queenslander.