Road Trip

I have the honour of creating a library of images for the Catholic Education Office in Townsville. I'll visit all 32 schools in the Townsville Diocese to capture images of the kids and all aspects of the various Catholic Schools in Townsville and regional QLD. Over the next several weeks I'll shoot about 35,000 images and deliver approximately 6,000 to the Office. I'll do a blog post soon of some of my favourite school images but for now here are some images from my road trip to the schools in Western QLD - Charters Towers, Hughenden and Winton. It's my 4th time out there and a drive that I absolutely love. It's also the first time I've seen grass near Winton. Problem been that following the rain all the fly's hatch out and they were a total nightmare - my tropical strength roll on Aeroguard was completely useless. Within seconds after stepping out of the car you were attacked by dozens of them wanting to get into your nose, mouth and ears.At one stage while doing bit of a "psychogeography" walk around Winton a gentleman drove up in his 4x4 and asked if I wanted to look at the racecourse. In true psychogeography fashion I thought well why not as there could be some good photographic possibilities out there. He showed me his race winning ponies, the local dam and so forth. As we neared the stables I noticed a massive cattle prod next to where I was sitting. I suddenly thought that this is way too "Wolf Creek" for my liking and kindly asked if he could return me back to town. He of course obliged and I was safely delivered back to the corner he picked me up from - "thanks mate that was interesting" All these images were processed with the recently released VSCO film pack 5 which is dedicated to create the look of archetypal colour negative emulsions from days gone by. Western QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern_QLD_007Western QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern_QLD_013Western QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLDWestern QLD

Tasmania

Collection of images shot in Tasmania from a recent trip with Amelia Lewis. We climbed Cradle Mountain, hiked on the Tasman Peninsula and camped at Frecyinet on the beach. Amazing country and refreshing to get away from the heat. We're planning to travel down again in June for the Nikon conference and then hike the Overland trail. I can't wait to walk across the Cradle Plateau with a blanket of snow under foot and being surrounded by the misty peaks.This was a holiday not a work trip so i left the big gear at home and all these images were taken on iPhone and my little Lumix camera.