Over time, our story is inscribed on the land and absorbed by those passing by, like a rural spirit, reflected in the forms of the landscape.
A gum in a paddock speaks of an era before the land was tilled. A weathered fence line of order and division, a foundation of our modern lives. A waterhole brings life and the earth provides nourishment as the seasons come and go.
We are shaped by the past and prepare for the future. Our character is found in the smallest of details and the largest of spaces. Our lives in the landscape are reflected in the landscape itself.
Murrindindi hills in fog
2022, Murrindindi, Victoria
If these conditions weren’t so fleeting I could stand and watch forever.
Prints Available Milawa moo
2021, Milawa, Victoria
A foggy morning in Milawa
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2019, Victorian High Country
A reminder of the cattle grazing days in Victoria’s High Country.
Prints Available Cattle yards
2018, High Camp, Victoria
Melbourne’s outer suburbs are gradually swallowing up rural life on the fringe as the concrete parade moves slowly outwards. I hope these cattle yards will remain for a while yet.
Prints Available A moment of warmth
As I approached these hills just before sunrise I was convinced the sun wouldn’t shine. A layer of cloud had settled overnight and stretched as far as I could see. Fortunately, a small gap on the eastern horizon was enough to let the warmth pour through.
Prints Available Windmill and You Yangs
Field and sky came alive as the sun slid below the clouds, briefly, before disappearing behind the Brisbane Ranges to the West.
This view looks towards the You Yangs from the north.
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2016, Murrindindi, Victoria
If Australia was built on the sheep’s back, this must be Australia!
Prints Available Five cows near Bacchus Marsh
2016, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
The hot day caused a shimmering effect in the fields near Bacchus Marsh.
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2016, Yarra Valley, Victoria
The fog soon dissipated as sunshine filled the valley.
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2015, Balliang, Victoria
I’ve passed this field in Balliang many times over the years, but this was the first time I felt compelled to stop. Everything came together as a couple of pluffy clouds entered from stage right and sunlight danced across the field.
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2015, Yarra Valley, Victoria
I sometimes wonder if the cows appreciate a view as much as I do! So cheers to another gorgeous morning in the Yarra Valley as a waking sun illuminates the early mists.