Capturing the colour and liyan of country, these images share stories in a modern way of sharing Songlines. Using the light and hues of the land, sea and sky each capture using age-old camera methods of long and multiple exposures.
Where the souls sleeps
Evoking the dark and colourful past of Roebuck Bay this work expresses the many lives taken over many generations to illuminate where the soul sleeps in the depths of the peaceful turquoise waters of the bay. From the Black Birding of pearling days to lost luggers at seas from cyclones to modern days of tragic drownings around the bay.
Songlines Liyan Triptych
- Liyan – Birth
- Liyan – Life
- Liyan – death
Two worlds collide when the warm sun sets into the cold dark night, the colours of the day become cools and changes to the purple haze of night, the shadows softens and the highlights subdue as change is inevitable as worlds violently merge to create a moment of peace and beauty. It is in these moments I capture the beauty of change and stillness where one can reflect not only on the day that has just passed, the shifts of hues in the sky, the clouds ever changing forms above as if they are doing a scared dance to bring forth the night and the ancestors in the milky way. Figures can be seen in the shadows if you are patient enough to see, and songs carry in the wind from our ancestors if you clear your head to hear, it is in these moments that you feel the land below your feet, you feel the ancestors on your skin and you connect with country and are at peace, your Liyarn is strong again. *Liyarn is the word for a persons soul and spirit Series created in camera using long exposure and multiple exposed captures Equipment: Canon 5Ds, Carl Zeiss Lens, Lee Filters and Adobe Lightroom
Prints: 30” x 45” Digital Print Pearl Paper
Series created in camera using long exposure and multiple exposed captures
Equipment: Canon 5Ds, Carl Zeiss Lens, Lee Filters and Adobe Lightroom