First Site gallery, Melbourne. March 14-25th, 2017.
One evening I was photographing a pile of animal bones down a marsh track near my rural home in the Northern Territory. I was standing on top of my car with a tripod at full extension, when a battered ute rolled in through the bush. A window wound down and a wiry man stared silently, cigarette in mouth. He might've been a friend's dad from high school, but I couldn't be sure. He eyeballed the scene awhile before drawling in monotone “you... must...really...like...bones”, staring with a blank expression and driving away, cigarette smouldering. Minutes later, the crackle of burning spear grass alerted me to a fire spreading down the exit track, and I wondered to myself out loud whether he set the grass alight on purpose or by accident. Humpty Doo has a way of making me paranoid like that.
Dripping ember, Northern Territory 2016
Pigment Print on matte rag paper, 80 x 120cm