First Site gallery, Melbourne. March 14-25th, 2017.
Last year I was photographing a pile of animal bones down a boggy marsh track near my hometown in rural Northern Territory. I was standing on top of my car with a tripod at full extension, when a battered ute rolled up. A wiry man wound down the dusty window and stared, cigarette in mouth. He eyeballed the scene awhile before drawling “you... must...really...like...bones”, staring a bit more with a blank expression and driving away, cigarette hanging limply. Minutes later, the crackle of burning spear grass alerted me to a fire spreading down the exit track he'd just driven down. A Humpty Doo hello.