Edge of Light (2017)
Images exhibited at Gallery in the Park, NPWS Heritage Centre in Blackheath, December 2017. This exhibition is my first entirely in monochrome. Most of the images have been selected from wild landscapes where I have felt a strong connection, stemming from extended sojourns or repeated visits over many years, and many small moments of grace. Connecting to the greater natural world is very important to me, and I hope this is reflected in what I choose to photograph and exhibit. Striving to communicate the wonder is why I make pictures. Many wild regions exude a power that may be as much about the person as the place, but I can’t help believe that we humans are capable of a deep response and attachment to nature: its landforms, other lives, beauty and atmospherics. This sense of wonder, perhaps love, must come from our deep history, but is informed by knowledge and experience. These are some of the scenes that have inspired me, from places of value beyond measure.