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Vessel

As a Djugun and Yawuru Man with tribal connections to the Jabirr Jabirr and Gooniyandi people, Michael Jalaru Torres draws inspiration from the unique landscapes and people of the Kimberley region. His photography poems seek to illuminate Australia’s dark history and modern day issues that shape communities, both remote and urban. Through organic and evolving […]

Visions of ancestors accustomed, Haunt my creative mind, Reminding me of suffering, And the surviving of their kind.

Oppression and marginalization, Echo throughout my life, Through my art, I strive to give voice, To their pain and their strife. Dark history silenced by ignorance, I aim to bring it to light, Acknowledge struggles and injustices, And create a dialogue to unite. Unwilling women and men, Collected shell and faced death, For foreign interests […]

SCAR 3 Abstract

The abstract of visions of what my ancestors were accustomed to haunts my creative mind. As I delve deeper into my family history, I am constantly reminded of the suffering and surviving that they had to endure. Their stories of oppression and marginalization have echoed throughout my own life, and through my art, I strive […]

Reflection

As my time is coming to an end with talking about the Fujifilm XH-2 and how the camera fared in some extreme weather here in Broome but also in a studio space, the realistic use of the camera versus a full frame body is that there isn’t much difference in everyday use as a workhorse […]

Mangrove

Leading into a week of bad weather with the ex-cyclone bringing a lot of rain and clouds I figured it would be a great time to test out the XH-2 in average lighting conditions. Meeting up with some of my family we planned a shoot at the park that has a yellow wattle tree flowering […]

Storm

The weather was still difficult but using the XH-2 in these conditions allowed me to push the capabilities of the camera, another cloudy day and we decided on a red dress at the historic Streeters jetty in Broome’s Chinatown location. One of the best features of the XH2 are the film simulations and I loved […]