On the marsh near my home in the Northern Territory, I was standing on top my car setting up a large tripod to photograph some animal bones. It was evening, when a battered ute rolled up through the bush. The window wound down and the driver stared silently, cigarette in mouth. I vaguely recognised him as a friend's dad from high school.
He eyeballed the scene before drawling in a quiet, croaky, monotone “you... must...really...like...bones”. He continued staring with an empty expression and drove away, cigarette smouldering. Soon after I heard the crackle of burning spear grass. A fire was spreading down the marsh track, and I wondered to myself aloud whether he set the grass alight on purpose or by mistake.
Humpty Doo makes me paranoid like that.
Bones, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, 2016
Pigment print on platine fibre paper, triptych, 107x213cm
Tidal Glass Drift, Wyndham, WA, 2016
Pigment print on platine fibre
Triptych, each panel 85x130cm
Monsoon, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, 2016
Pigment print on platine fibre paper, 40x60cm
Dripping ember, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, 2016
Pigment Print on matte rag paper, 80 x 120cm